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Canadian Law, Policy, and Practice Research

The Canadian Law, Policy, and Practice research team

The Canadian Law, Policy, and Practice (CLPP) research team aims to develop, enhance and promote the Faculty’s research strengths in Canadian law by facilitating scholarly collaboration, research presentations and publication outcomes among researchers in this area. The Bond Law Faculty is home to a specialized concentration of researchers in the field of Canadian and comparative law. The Canadian Law, Policy, and Practice research team align with the faculty’s emphasis on our Canadian law program for Canadian students.

The Co-Directors of the Canadian Law, Policy, and Practice research team are:

Mr. Paul Dubé, Ontario Ombudsman

Accountability in Administration and Human Rights

The CLPP were honoured to host the Ontario Ombudsman Mr Paul Dube on 22 March 2019. Mr Dube discussed his evolving role in enhancing governance through the promotion of access to justice, accountability, and fairness. He explained an Ombudsman’s work in the context of administrative law, using examples from the more than 21,000 cases his office deals with every year. The Ontario Ombudsman’s Office is world-renowned for its work, particularly in conducting systemic investigations, which have resulted in sweeping reforms for services for adults with developmental disabilities in crisis and newborn screening, among others. Mr. Dubé explained how his office also promotes respect for human rights in the assessment of issues like solitary confinement practices and, as of May 1, 2019, the rights of children and youth.

NAIDOC Week 2019: Voice, Treaty, Truth

CLPP Directors presented on a panel discussion held during NAIDOC week 2019, which is an annual celebration of Indigenous peoples. The panel featured a comparative perspective from three different countries on the theme of 'Voice, Treaty, Truth.'

Assistant Professor Narelle Bedford provided an Australian example on the topic of Voice, Assistant Professor Lisa Bonin gave Canadian examples on the topic of Treaty, and Assistant Professor Louise Parsons provided a South African example on the topic of Truth. The event was well attended by staff and students.