Announcing the 2016 Baxter Family Competition Winners

Published: 19 January 2017

The Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Baxter Family Competition:

  1. First Prize: Asha Kaushal (Assistant Professor, University of British-Columbia)
    “Constitutional Jurisdictions” - $5,000
  2. Second Prize: Erika Arban (Lecturer, University of Antwerp)
    " Exploring the Principle of (Federal) Solidarity” - $3,000
  3. Third Prize: Eleonore Gauthier (Articling Student, Toronto)
    "Spending Power, Social Policy, and the Principle of Subsidiarity" - $1,000

The three winners will be presenting their papers at a Symposium held at McGill University’s Faculty Club (3450, McTavish St.) at 16h00, on March 22, 2017. To attend the Symposium, please write to Mr. Scott Whitelaw at scott.whitelaw [at] (subject: RSVP%20Baxter%20Symposium) .

We thank our jury and our many participants. To find out more, visit the Competition’s home page.

About the competition

The first edition of the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation of 1867.  The Competition is organized through the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism and has been made possible through the generous support of two alumni of McGill’s Faculty of Law: Rachel Baxter (BSc’84, BCL’88) and Colin Baxter (BCL’90, LLB’90).  The overarching goal of this prestigious bi-annual competition is to advance research and foster informed debate on federalism amongst young jurists (see the 2016 call for papers and the Competition’s home page).

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