This is a reminder that Early Bird registration for the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy (SIPP) 2007 national conference, "A Living Tree: The Legacy of 1982 in Canada's Political Evolution", closes shortly.
The conference will be held in Regina, SK, May 23 - 25, 2007. Early Bird registration is available until Friday March 16, 2007. The deadline for all other registrations is May 14th. To register or for more information, please
visit SIPP's website at www.uregina.ca/sipp or contact SIPP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Honourable Thomas Berger, Berger & Company
* Honourable Roy Romanow, former Premier of Saskatchewan
* Honourable Robert K. Rae, former Premier of Ontario
* Honourable Barry L. Strayer, former Judge, Federal Court of Appeal, Canada
* Honourable Lucie Pepin, Senator, Senate of Canada
This conference will explore the significance that the Constitution Act, 1982 has had on public policy and democratic politics in Canada and how the Constitution Act will continue to shape our evolution as a political
community. A topic of this breadth warrants a comprehensive examination of several pertinent issues, including:
* an assessment of the political imperatives that led to the success of the 1982 Constitution;
* the role of the Constitution Act, 1982 in the emergence of a political consciousness about Aboriginal rights and the role of Aboriginal peoples in the Canadian state;
* the effect of the Constitution Act, 1982 on Canada's shifting definitions of federalism;
* how the discourse of human rights, equality, and fundamental freedoms has evolved as a result of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, both nationally and internationally;
* the current agenda for constitutional reform.
ABOUT THE SASKATCHEWAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY: SIPP is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan institute at the University of Regina committed to stimulating public policy debate and providing expertise, research and analysis on social, economic, environmental, fiscal and administrative
issues related to public policy.
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