CBA Constitutional and Human Rights Conference

Apr. 21, 2017
Ottawa ON


Please note that the 2017 CBA Constitutional and Human Rights Conference is now cancelled


Making Constitutional History: Constitutional Rights Litigation

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation and, thus, of its Constitution.

Throughout our history, the framework of our Constitution has been amended, and its nature has evolved.  Over the past century and a half, we have seen an increasing recognition, expansion and protection of rights and freedoms – including human rights, linguistic rights and indigenous rights.

So how do we make constitutional history in Canada? Lawyers have helped to shape the country’s constitutional history through constitutional and human rights litigation. Going forward, what are the key considerations for litigators, and how will the courts decide Canada's future constitutional cases?

The Constitutional and Human Rights Conference will examine these questions from a practical point of view. The speakers will explain how to litigate constitutional and human rights questions by providing advice on procedural considerations and specific, contextual examples. 


On-line registration is now open. To register online (credit card only) please click the REGISTER NOW button on the right-hand side of the page. To pay by cheque, please complete and return the PDF Registration form.  

Please note your registration will not be processed until payment has been received.

Conference Rates




CBA Members

$475 + taxes


Young Lawyers (less than 5 years)

$275 + taxes



$85 + taxes



$575 + taxes




There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to March 21, 2017. No refund will be given after March 21, 2017. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 albert Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G2

If you need additional reservations assistance, please call 1-866-716-8101. Refer to the CBA conference name when reserving to obtain the preferred rate of $189/night. The preferred rate is subject to availability. Book by March 21, 2017.


Book online at www.aircanada.comto take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares to Ottawa (YOW). Promotion code P99AY771.

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # C136400.

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions Reserve online or call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.



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Marianne Pelletier
CBA National Office
1-800-267-8860, ext. 189