Constitutional Civil Liberties Law Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Oct. 20, 2020

Veuillez notez, cet événement ne sera disponible qu'en anglais.

ONLINE MEETING: Recent Constitutional Climate Change Hearings
This meeting is being hosted by the Constitutional/Civil Liberties Law Section. 

Speaker(s): Gareth Morley, counsel for the Attorney General of BC in the GGPPA References
Joseph Arvay, Q.C., counsel for the plaintiffs in La Rose
Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.00 hour

Please note this meeting has been rescheduled to the new date of Tuesday, October 20, 2020. If you were registered to attend the previous date, your registration will carry over. Please email if you cannot attend the new date.


Two important constitutional climate change cases were heard recently.

On September 22 and 23, the Supreme Court of Canada heard the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act references, which dealt with whether the GGPPA was constitutional on federalism grounds. 

On September and October 30 and Oct. 1, the Federal Court heard a motion to strike brought by Canada in La Rose et al. v. Canada, a Charter challenge brought by youths across the country against Caanda for inadequate climate change action. 

Gareth Morley, counsel for the Attorney General of BC in the GGPPA References, and Joseph Arvay, Q.C., counsel for the plaintiffs in La Rose, will explain what these cases are about, provide their insights as to how the hearings went, and discuss what we may expect to see in the future in this rapidly developing area of constitutional law.

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

Sections will solely be hosting webinar meetings until further notice. If you need assistance with the logistics of logging in to our meetings, please contact

Webinar instructions will be sent to your email that we have on file one day prior to this meeting date. These instructions will indicate when and how you should log in.

If you have not received instructions by days end one day prior, please email

Please ensure to sign-in with your full name at the meeting will result in de-registration. CBABC requires this as a record to confirm your attendance for this meeting for your CPD reporting (if applicable).


printPrint     Bookmark and Share


    OCT 16


    Share Meeting


    Learn more about BC Sections!
    Access minutes, resources, legislative updates.


CBABC Sections
1.888.687.3404 | 604.687.3404