Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Rouleau Commission Report

On March 29th the University of Ottawa will hold a major one-day conference to examine the findings of the Rouleau Commission report.

On this occasion, we will bring together the best researchers from the University of Ottawa in all disciplinary fields who will reflect, with the public, on the conclusions and recommendations of the Rouleau Commission.

The intention here is really to contribute to the public debate and to reflect on the impact that this report can have on public policy and public law.

We invite members of the public, policy makers, lawyers, members of the University community and others to join us for this important discussion.

On March 29, nine research centres and institutes at the University of Ottawa will co-host a one-day conference on the Rouleau Commission Report. The conference will dissect four main themes of the report: policing and national security; populism, governance and rights; the future of emergency powers in Canada; and misinformation, disinformation and the protection of democracy.

Bringing together leading experts from the University of Ottawa in the fields of law, politics, public administration, economics, criminology, sociology, communications, technology and health, the Conference aims to contribute to the public conversation about the convoy, the declaration of emergency, and the robustness of Canada’s constitutional democracy. The discussions will also highlight a range of policy areas affected by the recommendations, including policing and intelligence, federalism, the Emergencies Act, misinformation and disinformation, and the regulation of cryptocurrencies.

Event Details

WHAT: Conference – Deconstructing the Public Response to the Convoy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Rouleau Commission Report

WHEN: March 29, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences 120 University, Room 4007, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

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