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Consensual Crimes and Fundamental Justice by Professor Alan Young

Feb 25, 2014, 12pm-2pm

“The Story Behind the Pot and Prostitution Constitutional Challenges"

In 2003, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the prohibition on possession of marijuana, and in 2013 the court invalidated prostitution-related offences. In this presentation, Professor Young will explore the constitutional arguments presented in both cases and explain why the court, in 2003, ruled that a criminal prohibition on marijuana is a valid exercise of legislative power, but then ruled in 2013 that the criminal prohibitions on commercial sex were constitutionally invalid.


Location:Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Co-sponsored by Office of the Master, McLaughlin and York Collegium for Practical Ethics (YCPE)
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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