How Far Has the Charter Come – 31st Annual BLSA Conference

On February 18th, 2022, Asha James, partner at Falconers LLP, spoke at the 31st Annual Black Law Students’ Association (“BLSA”) of Canada Conference held in Vancouver, BC.

Ms. James presented on the keynote panel “40th Anniversary of the Charter: Contentions and Progress in Canada’s Rights Landscape” and was joined by lawyer Omar Ha-Redeye and Professor Joshua Sealy-Harrington. The panel discussed the effectiveness of the Charter in addressing issues of systemic racism and discussed the impact of leading cases in addressing racial disparities.

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