Program committees

2017 Annual Conference Planning Committee

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice Georgina R. Jackson
  • Mr. Patrick A. Molinari, FRSC

Members

  • Professor Natasha Bahkt
  • Dean Jean-François Gaudreault-Desbiens
  • The Honourable Justice Sheilah L. Martin
  • The Honourable Justice James O’Reilly
  • Commissioner Marilyn Poitras
  • Ms. Rime El Rhoul, Student Representative
  • Police Chief Clive Weighill

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director
  • CIAJ’s Academic Advisor

2017 Annual Conference

  • October 4 – 6, 2017 –  Canada at 150 – Cultural and Religious Diversity in the Administration of Justice, Montreal, QC

Mandate

  • Recruit members for the planning and consultative committee;
  • Develop conference title, theme and program;
  • Select speakers, panelists and resource persons;
  • Identify sources for financing the conference;
  • Identify constituencies to promote the conference to;
  • Welcome and host speakers and dignitaries at the conference.

2018 Annual Conference Planning Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Mr. Patrick A. Molinari, FRSC
  • The Honourable Justice James O’Reilly

Members

  • Mr. Mark Benton
  • Professor Jennifer Chandler
  • The Honourable Judge Dominique Larochelle
  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director
  • CIAJ’s Academic Advisor

2018 Annual Conference

  • October 17 – 19, 2018 – Justice and Mental Health, Ottawa, ON

Mandate

  • Recruit members for the planning and consultative committee;
  • Develop conference title, theme and program;
  • Select speakers, panelists and resource persons;
  • Identify sources for financing the conference;
  • Identify constituencies to promote the conference to;
  • Welcome and host speakers and dignitaries at the conference.

Administrative Tribunals

Co-Chairs

  • Mr. Michael Gottheil
  • Mr. Athanasios Hadjis
  • The Honourable Justice James O’Reilly

Members

  • Mr. Jeff G. Cowan
  • Ms. Emanuela Heyninck
  • Professor Laverne A. Jacobs
  • Ms. Linda P. Lamoureux
  • The Honourable Justice Yves-Marie Morissette
  • Dean Lorne Sossin
  • The Honourable Justice David Stratas
  • The Honourable Justice Katherine E. Swinton
  • Mr. Simon Turmel
  • Ms. Anne M. Wallace, Q.C.
  • Professor Sheila Wildeman

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director
  • CIAJ’s Academic Advisor

Mandate

  • Conduct generic courses for members of administrative tribunals in provinces where needs exist;
  • Conduct individualized courses for specialized administrative tribunals;
  • Conduct roundtables (national and regional) on topics of common interest to the administrative tribunals and judicial communities;
  • Develop advanced programs of interest to administrative agencies as need arises;
  • Develop a specialized program on administrative law for judicial community in conjunction with NJI;
  • Develop, conduct and promote research projects for administrative tribunals in accordance with CIAJ’s guiding principles;
  • Liaise with the Canadian Council for Administrative Tribunals, the Society of Ontario Arbitrators and Regulators and other related professional institutions, national and international;
  • Review CIAJ’s administrative tribunals programs;
  • Promote CIAJ’s administrative tribunals programs throughout the administrative tribunals’ community;
  • Recruit members from the administrative tribunals community;
  • Develop teaching material to support course content;
  • Recommend local expertise in the field of administrative law when required;
  • Identify sources of funding to support the administrative tribunals programs.

Ethics & Civility

Chair

  • Mr. David Wright

Joint Dialogues on Judging

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice Carl Thompson
  • The Honourable Justice André Wery

Joint Effective Judicial Review

Chair

  • The Honourable Justice Anne L. Mactavish

Joint Seminars for New Federally Appointed Judges (Spring and Fall)

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice Nicole Gibeau
  • The Honourable Justice Jon Sigurdson
  • The Honourable Justice Gary Trotter

Joint Style & Context: Mastering the Skill of Judgment Writing

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice Daniel Payette
  • The Honourable Justice Janet Simmons

Judgment Writing Seminar

Co-Chairs

  • The Honourable Justice James O’Reilly
  • The Honourable Justice Daniel Payette

Legislative Drafting

Chair

  • Mr. John Mark Keyes

Members

  • Ms. Annette Boucher
  • Mr. Jean-François Couture
  • Mr. Richard Denis
  • Ms. Janet Erasmus, Q.C.
  • Ms. Wendy Gordon
  • Ms. Laura A. Hopkins
  • Professor Hoi Kong
  • Ms. Sandra Markman
  • Ms. Melanie Mortensen
  • Ms. Pamela Muir
  • Mr. Peter J. Pagano, Q.C.
  • Mr. Michel Patrice
  • Mr. Mark Spakowski

Ex Officio Members

  • CIAJ’s President
  • CIAJ’s Executive Director

Mandate

  • Conduct seminars every 18 to 24 months for members of the legislative drafting community;
  • Liaise with the Canadian Association of Parliamentary Counsel, the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel and other related professional institutions, national or international;
  • Promote CIAJ’s legislative drafting program throughout the legislative drafting community;
  • Recruit members from the legislative drafting community;
  • Identify sources for financing the legislative drafting activities;
  • Recommend local expertise in the field of legislative drafting when required for related programs.

Medical Genetics, Law & Ethics

Honorary Chair

  • The Honourable Jean-Louis Baudouin

Members

  • Professor Jennifer Chandler
  • Mr. Patrick A. Molinari, FRSC

Mediation

Chair

  • Mr. J. Glen Gardner, Q.C.

Members

  • Master Linda S. Abrams
  • The Honourable Louise Otis