Day 3 − 2022 Annual Conference on The Right to Dignity in Canadian Law (5:02:54)


10:30 – 11:30 am: Special Session Presented by PwC Canada | Trust and Dignity: What Do Citizens Want and Need in a Modern Justice System?


  • Nathan Afilalo, Legal Researcher, CIAJ


  • Rheanne Scott, Director, Justice and Community Safety, PwC Canada

Noon – 1:15 pm: PANEL SEVEN | Diversity as Reality: Experiences of Law Students and Legal Professionals (Student Panel)

Panel Chair

  • Megan Longley, K.C., Executive Director, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University


  • Chantalle Briggs, Ph.D., J.D., 1st-Year Associate, Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Dominga Robinson, Juris Doctor Candidate, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
  • Michelle Liu, J.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law – Common Law Section & Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Engineering, Centre for Law, Technology and Society and Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa

1:15 – 2:30 pm: PANEL EIGHT | Caring for Older People

Panel Chair

  • The Honourable Jon S. Sigurdson, Supreme Court, British Columbia (Retired)


  • Ann Soden, Ad. E., Executive Director, Elder Law Clinic & National Institute of Law, Policy and Aging
  • Nora Spinks, Founder, President & CEO, Work-Life Harmony Enterprises
  • Dr. Nathan Stall, MD, Ph.D., Geriatrician, Sinai Health, Toronto

2:45 – 4:00 pm: PANEL NINE | A Discussion on Medical Assistance in Dying

Panel Chair

  • Constance MacIntosh, Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University


  • Dr. Stefanie Green, MAiD Practitioner; Co-Founder and President of the Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers (CAMAP)
  • The Honourable James S. Cowan, CM, K.C., Former Senator, Senate of Canada; Past Chair & Board Member, Dying With Dignity Canada
  • Dr. Mona Gupta, Psychiatrist, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Addictions, Université de Montréal

4:00 – 4:15 pm: Closing Remarks

  • Dana MacKenzie, Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, Nova Scotia Department of Justice
  • The Honourable Justice Julie Dutil, Court of Appeal of Quebec; First Vice-President, CIA

2022 I  46th Annual Conference on The Right to Dignity in Canadian Law (October 26-28, 2022 in Halifax and Online)