The Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture was established in memory of the late Morris A. Gross by the law firm Minden Gross LLP and by members of his family, friends and professional associates. The intention of the lectureship is to, every two years, bring to the Faculty of Law a distinguished scholar or a member of the practising bar or bench for discussion with the student body and Faculty, and to deliver the bi-annual Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture.

The 2017 Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture

 The Honourable George Strathy (LLB '74), Chief Justice of Ontario

Judicial Courage and Restraint in Canadian Constitutional History

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rosalie Silberman Abella Moot Court Room
Jackman Law Building, 78 Queen's Park

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This year, the Morris A. Gross Memorial Lecture will serve as an introduction to the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights’ 2017 Constitutional Roundtable series, which will  be in celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial.  This special Constitutional Roundtable series will be focused on Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation and the development of Canada’s constitutional and human rights from the British North America Act to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The series will include papers that provide an analysis of constitutional litigation throughout Canada’s history with a focus on seminal cases that have made an impact on the Canadian constitutional rights landscape.

See the Morris A. Gross Memorial lecture archives to find out information about past lectures, including in some cases a description, the text, or a video of the lecture.