(Regina): Registration opens today for the conference “A Living Tree: The Legacy of 1982 in Canada’s Political Evolution” - hosted by the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy (SIPP). The conference will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan, May 23 - 25, 2007.
Ian Peach, Director of the Institute, commented, “This conference will be the most comprehensive discussion of how the Constitution Act, 1982 has affected politics and policy in Canada. On the 25th anniversary of this major event in our history, we are bringing together some of Canada’s most important scholars, political leaders, and policy-makers for what promises to be a fascinating conference.”
Over this three-day conference, over 60 experts in Canadian politics and public policy from across Canada and internationally will examine the effect of the Constitution Act, 1982 on Canada’s shifting definitions of federalism and how the discourse of human rights, equality, and fundamental freedoms has evolved as a result of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Featured keynote speakers and honoured panelists include the Honourable Thomas Berger of Berger & Company; the Honourable Robert K. Rae, former Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Barry L. Strayer, Deputy Judge of the Federal Court of Canada; the Honourable Lucie Pepin, Senator of the Senate of Canada; and the Honourable Roy Romanow, former Premier of Saskatchewan and current Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan, Department of Political Studies.
“These are some of the key players in the events leading up to the 1982 amendment of the Constitution and the national political debates that have come after. They will make an extremely important contribution to our discussion,” said Mr. Peach.
To register for this conference, please visit SIPP’s website at www.uregina.ca/sipp. Media wishing to attend this conference should contact SIPP’s Communications and Project Officer and provide their name, affiliation and contact details. Media registration forms are also available on SIPP’s website, on the registration page.
Media Contact: Elsa Johnston
Communications and Project Officer, SIPP
PH: (306) 585-5863 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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