Perspectives on Canada’s Charter: Unpacking the ‘override provision’

In recognition of Law Day, a national event held every April to celebrate the historic signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Professor Grégoire Webber reflects on the enduring legacy and contemporary significance of the Charter through a brief examination of one of its most contested articles, “the notwithstanding clause.”

Especially after COVID-19, Canadians need better financial literacy and teachers can help

Associate Dean Gail Henderson and Queen's Education professor Pamela Beach find that how quickly people recover financially from the COVID-19 crisis, or lose the gains they made, may depend on their level of financial literacy. Teaching the subject to kids requires offering teachers professional development to ensure they're equipped.
Chief Cadmus Delorme of Cowessess First Nation responds to a question during a Q&A session following his talk on “Indigenizing Child and Family Services.”

Cowessess Chief addresses importance of Indigenous sovereignty in child welfare

In his talk, “Indigenizing Child and Family Services,” the Chief looked at the evolution of the Act that established Cowessess’ jurisdictional sovereignty over their children and families that require protection and prevention support, as well as holistic measures aimed at addressing intergenerational trauma.
Fall 2020: Queen’s Elder Law Clinic student caseworker Megan Zanette, Law’22, and Director Blair Hicks participate via Microsoft Teams in a meeting with an elderly client in palliative care for the remote execution of a document amid the pandemic.

Elder Law Clinic celebrates a decade of experiential education

Since the clinic opened in fall 2010, the demand for such pro bono services from low-income, Kingston-area seniors has risen dramatically, and more students have been getting hands-on learning.
John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria, delivers the keynote address, explaining how Indigenous ethical and legal traditions can lead to a revitalization of common law that can promote economic reconciliation and drive long-term sustainable opportunities.

Indigenous leaders converge to advance reconciliation and shared prosperity

Canadians learn about existing barriers to realizing economic reconciliation and the role future lawyers and business leaders must play in helping to overcome these challenges.