Conférence annuelle francophone de la Revue de droit de McGill : « Le droit électoral et la Charte canadienne : développements jurisprudentiels et enjeux actuels »


Chancellor Day Hall Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The McGill Law Journal invites you to its Annual French language Lecture featuring Marc Mayrand, the Chief Electoral Officer of Elections Canada, and his predecessor, Jean-Pierre Kingsley.

Mr. Mayrand and Mr. Kingsley will discuss the topic of “Election law and the Charter: Jurisprudential Developments and Current Issues”. In 1982, article 3 of the Charter formalized the right to vote in Canada. After more than 30 years of Charter jurisprudence, what has been the practical impact of section 3 on the Canadian electoral process? Which current issues might affect Canadians’ right to vote? Mr. Kinglsey will examine how the Supreme Court’s section 3 jurisprudence has influenced the Canadian electoral system, while Mr. Mayrand will discuss current voting rights issues in Canada.

Marc Mayrand is the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Before heading Elections Canada, Mr. Mayrand held a variety of positions in the federal public service. Mr. Mayrand holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Ottawa and a Master's in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Jean-Pierre Kingsley was Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer from 1990 to 2007 and President and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems from 2007 to 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master's in Hospital Administration, both from University of Ottawa.

A reception will follow.

The conference is accredited for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education (no 10095705) by the Barreau du Québec.

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