June 27, 2015, will mark the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms in Quebec.
The enacment of this law was a crucial moment in the history of Quebec and McGill University played a role in the passing of the Charter. Jacques-Yvan Morin for example published an article in the McGill Law Journal in 1963 proposing for the first time the adoption of a Quebec charter of rights. Also, the charter comes from the work of two professors at the McGill Faculty of Law, Frank R. Scott and Paul-André Crépeau.
You can read here the original article written by Jacques-Yvan Morin.
Expert : Daniel Jutras, Dean and Wainwright Chair in Civil Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Expertise : Professor Daniel Jutras' teaching and research interests are in civil law and comparative law, and he now conducts research in the law of obligations from a comparative and pluralist perspective. He is also pursuing a few research projects on judicial institutions and civil procedure. He can talk about the historical importance of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
Contact: 514-398-1453 (office). daniel.jutras [at] mcgill.ca. Prof. Jutras can answer questions in English and French. He’s available for interviews on June 22-23.
Expert: Daniel Weinstock, Full Professor and James McGill Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University. He is also director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
Expertise: His research explores the governance of certain types of liberal democracies, and the effects of religious and cultural diversity from an ethical perspective on the political and ethical philosophy of public policy.
Contact: danielweins [at] gmail.com. Prof. Weinstock can answer questions in English and French.