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Welcome to the Centre’s blog!

Posted on Tuesday, 3 May

After much anticipation, the uOttawa Public Law Centre’s blog is now online along with our new website! We hope that the blog will become a space for professors, students, practitioners and judges to share their ideas and thoughts on all matters public law.

My name is Mathieu Tovar-Poitras. I am the blog’s editor and a research assistant at the uOttawa Public Law Centre. Currently completing my LLM at the University of Ottawa and a graduate of both the common law and civil law sections, I am very familiar with our Faculty and the expertise of our members. My hope is that the blog will showcase the strengths of our community and welcome a plurality of insights on different aspects of public law.

In the coming months, we will feature blog posts in English and in French on a range of topics, including upcoming and current Supreme Court cases and important legislative developments. We will delve into a range of current issues, including the unilateral constitutional amendments being proposed in Bill 96 in Quebec, the reform of mandatory minimum sentences, calls to address environmental racism, and judicial appointments. We will also bring you thematic series and book reviews.

We would also like to invite YOU to contribute to this blog. We invite contributions of approximately 750 to 1500 words in French, English, or both about a public law topic of your choice. If you are interested in submitting a piece or have general questions about the blog, please contact me (mtova017@uottawa.ca).

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