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05-13-21 | Courts, Dean's Talk

The Supreme Court, as explained by the Chief Justice of Canada

Are you familiar with the Supreme Court of Canada? How many judges sit on the bench? How many applications does the Supreme Court of Canada process each year? How do its decisions impact your life? In a brief exchange with Dean Marie-Eve Sylvestre, the Right Honorable Richard Wagner answers these questions and explains in a simple and accessible way the mandate and role of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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05-04-21 | Access to Justice, Courts, Dean's Talk

The judicial system in tune with society

In this conversation with Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, the Chief Justice discusses the place of innovation and creativity in the judicial system.

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04-08-21 | Access to Justice, Courts, Dean's Talk, Technology

From crisis to opportunity: Chief Justice Richard Wagner discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the justice system

In this conversation with Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, the Chief Justice discusses how the Canadian justice system confronted the challenges posed by the pandemic, noting that the crisis brought with it the opportunity to re-evaluate certain long-standing practices.

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03-31-21 | Access to Justice, Courts, Dean's Talk, Diversity, Law Practice

The health of our democracy: Pushing for greater diversity in public institutions

For the Chief Justice, the issue of diversity in public institutions is directly connected to the health of our democracy. Institutions like the judiciary can only be effective if people are able to recognize themselves in those institutions.

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