Event Details

Section 28 - Can Women’s Equal Rights Slay the Notwithstanding Dragon?

Professor Kerri A. Froc (University of New Brunswick) will discuss the meaning and legislative history of section 28 of the Charter, which guarantees “rights equally to male and female persons.” She will argue that properly interpreted, section 28 may be applied to invalidate Quebec’s Bill 21 “religious symbols” law despite the National Assembly’s invocation of the section 33 ‘notwithstanding clause.’

Speakers

Kerri Froc

Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick
Kerri is an Associate Professor at UNB Law, as well as a Trudeau and Vanier Scholar. She has taught courses at Carleton University, Queen’s University and University of Ottawa on feminist legal theory and various aspects of public law, among others. Kerri received her PhD from Queen’s University in 2016 and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina.

Event Date(s):

May 18, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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