Protecting Parliamentary Democracy in “Plague” Times: Accountability and Democratic Institutions During the Pandemic 

May 28, 2020
Online

The CBA Public Sector Lawyers Section presents:

 

Protecting Parliamentary Democracy in “Plague” Times: Accountability and Democratic Institutions During the Pandemic

May 28, 2020 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern
Teleconference


The program will discuss why and how Parliament and Legislatures must be able to carry out their functions of legislating and holding the government to account during the COVID-19 pandemic. The continuation of democratic institutions is not only political but also required by the constitution. How this can happen, given the requirement of physical distancing, presents numerous legal as well as logistical issues that will be explored and discussed.

Moderator

Melanie Mortensen, Chair, CBA Public Sector Lawyers Section and Legal Counsel, Indigenous Legal Relations Group, BC Ministry of Attorney General, Legal Services Branch

Speaker

Steven Chaplin, Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Common Law

Steven was Counsel then Senior Legal Counsel to the House of Commons for 15 years. He advised the House and represented it before all levels of court on constitutional issues and parliamentary privilege. 

 

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    DATE AND TIME
    May 28, 2020
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    FORMAT
    Teleconference

    RECORDING
    CBA members may request access to the recording by emailing pubsecconf@cba.org 

    COST
    Free for CBA members

     

 

CONTACT INFO

Augusta Acquah
Liaison Officer, CBA Sections
The Canadian Bar Association
(613) 237-2925 ext. 133  | (800) 267-8860
augustaa@cba.org | cba.org