Law Day has been held in Canada every year since 1983, and is designed to commemorate the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which was done by Queen Elizabeth II with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau looking on on a breezy day in Ottawa on April 17, 1982.
To celebrate Law Day this year, the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and The Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch are hosting a luncheon on Wednesday April 6. The guest speaker is Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell (pictured). Cromwell was appointed to the court by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2008, and is the lone Atlantic Canada representative on the nine-member bench.
The title of the talk Cromwell will deliver is “Legal Services & Access to Justice” which will doubtlessly touch on the ever-increasing cost of lawyers’ services and the negative implications for ordinary Canadians when they find themselves in a legal pickle of some sort or another.
The Wednesday luncheon is being held at the DoubleTree Hilton at 11:30 a.m., and tickets, which are $40, must be purchased in advance. You can find more information here.