Robert Leckey est doyen de la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill et professeur Samuel Gale. Ses recherches et son enseignement sont axés sur le droit constitutionnel et le droit de la famille.


Political factors in judicial appointments

Widespread criticisms of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s judicial appointments raise the question of the yardstick against which critics can fairly measure him. Identifying the relevant standard and assessing these criticisms call for distinguishing appropriate political …

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The faulty received wisdom around the notwithstanding clause

(This article has been translated into French.) Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has often been described, including by the Supreme Court of Canada, as an “override provision” that allows legislation to override Charter rights and freedoms. According to received wisdom, the …

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The radicalism of Quebec’s Bill 21

A move for closure on the debate and a marathon weekend session at the Quebec National Assembly saw the contentious Bill 21 finally pass, 73 to 35. The legislation prohibits public-school teachers, government lawyers, judges …

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