R v Morgentaler: Reflections After 25 Years, Toronto, Jan 29, UofT

R v Morgentaler: Reflections After 25 Years, Toronto, Jan 29, UofT

 On January 28, 1988, 25 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada's abortion law using the still new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The legal battle was long, dramatic and groundbreaking - including a police raid on a clinic, novel constitutional evidence and arguments, an extraordinary criminal jury trial, an acquittal overturned by the Court of Appeal, followed by a week-long hearing and divided decision at the Supreme Court. Today, the case remains one of the most significant decisions in Canadian law. This panel provides a unique opportunity to hear from participants in the case as they reflect on the historic events and the continued significance of the case today.

WHEN
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Bennett Lecture Hall, Flavelle House,  
78 Queens Park Crescent W, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5,

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

PANELISTS
Dr. Robert Scott - Appellant and Co-Accused
Morris Manning, QC - Counsel for the Appellants
Kirk Makin - Justice Reporter with the Globe and Mail
Lorraine Weinrib - Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Carolyn Egan - Expert witness at trial

MODERATORS
Paul Schabas - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and co-counsel for the Appellant
Cheryl Milne - Executive Director, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights

REGISTRATIONPlease register online for this event  HERE