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Symposium 2018: Good Faith in Contract

May 10-11, 2018 Montréal, Québec Is there a stand-alone duty of Good Faith in contract? If so, what should that duty look like, and how should courts go about interpreting it? How does an implied obligation of good faith impact the right of freedom of contract? And, assuming there is an obligation of good faith, […] Read more

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Professor Harrington’s Article on Language Rights

Professor Matthew Harrington has recently published an article in the Supreme Court Law Review entitled, “Language Rights and the Political Question Doctrine.”  Here is the abstract: Language Rights and the Political Compromise Doctrine (2017) 78 S.C.L.R. (2d) 275 This article will explore the progress of language rights jurisprudence in the Supreme Court. Specifically, it will focus […] Read more

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Common Law Colloquium: Constitutional Principles

November 9 Constitutional Principles Professor Han-Ru Zhou Université de Montréal Principles cut across modern legal traditions; they are one of the most fundamental notions in law; they base our legal reasoning; they pervade our legal discourse. However, with a few notable exceptions, most dating back several decades, there have been surprisingly few legal studies in […] Read more

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When Rights Collide: Trinity Western v. The Law Societies

October 12 When Rights Collide: Trinity Western v. The Law Societies PROFESSOR MATTHEW P HARRINGTON UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL The first 35 years of Charter jurisprudence has largely been devoted to defining the limits of Charter freedoms in relation to government action.  That is to say, most cases have concerned claims that the government has infringed […] Read more