Friday, May 19, 2017 (All day)
Université de Montréal - Faculté de droit, Salon François-Chevrette, 3101 Chemin de la Tour, Montréal

To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the second Beetz-Laskin Conference on Canadian Constitutional Law, co-organized by the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal (Noura Karazivan, Jean Leclair) and the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (Patrick Macklem), brings together Canadian and foreign experts around four main themes:

(1) Repatriation, between myth and reality

(2) Federalism, between history and modernity

(3) Indigenous peoples and constitutional pluralism

(4) Religious freedom, secularism and the religious neutrality of the state

Opening Keynote:  The Hon. Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C. 


  • Dr Frédéric Bastien (Collège Dawson) 
  • Dr Frédéric Bérard (Université de Montréal) 
  • Prof. Stephen F. Ross (Penn State University) 
  • Prof. Johanne Poirier (McGill University) 
  • Prof. Richard Albert (Boston College Law School) 
  • Prof. Richard Stacey (University of Toronto) 
  • Prof. Sari Graben (Ryerson University) 
  • Prof. Luc Tremblay (Université de Montréal) 
  • Prof. Patrick Macklem (University of Toronto) 
  • Prof. Pierre Bosset (UQAM) 
  • Prof. Howard Kislowicz (University of New Brunswick)

Conference poster