Public Law in the News
Federal Court Ruling on Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board v. Canada (A.G.)The Federal Court ruled that the federal agriculture minister did not uphold the rule of law : Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board v. Canada (Attorney General). To view the Federal Court's decision follow this link: http://decisions.fct-cf.gc.ca/en/2011/2011fc1432/2011fc1432.html .
Unit welcomes change to rules of succession
The Constitution Unit welcomes the support of the Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee for the proposal to allow any first born child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to succeed to the throne regardless of gender.
Conference on 25 Years of the French Language Services ActOn the 17th and 18th of November, the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa hosted an important conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the French Language Services Act.
Unique Contribution to Public Law Library
A unique, valuable contribution to the Public Law library has just appeared. The book is written by Ann Chaplin, Senior General Counsel at the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section of Justice Canada. She is a recent uOttawa LLM. The Introduction to the book is written by her supervisor, Professor Craig Forcese. The book is:
Ann Chaplin, Officers of Parliament: Accountability, Virtue and the Constitution (Cowansville, Qc: Yvon Blais, 2011)