October 31: Democracy and Journalism: The View from the Bench

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and the Munk Centre for International Studies invite you to join us for the first in an annual speaker series:

Democracy and Journalism: The View from the Bench

Better journalism means a better-informed citizenry and an improved democratic process. To this end, the Canadian Journalism Foundation, in collaboration with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, is launching a major annual lecture series  entitled “Democracy and Journalism.” For our first event, we welcome the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, to speak on her views of the relationship between democracy and journalism.

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Presentation: 4:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk Centre for International Studies
Trinity College, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
 
After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the audience followed immediately by a cocktail reception.

There is no cost to attend the event, but guests must register online.

About our Speaker:

Beverley McLachlin
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Beverley McLachlin was appointed as the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2000. Her journey to the highest legal position in the country began in 1969, when she started practicing law in Alberta and then Vancouver. After a tenured position at the University of British Columbia, she was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1981, and finally, in 1989, to the Supreme Court of Canada. Her judgments, notable for their clarity and cogency, have dealt with the full range of issues on the judicial spectrum. Although well known for her writing in the area of constitutional law, she is equally respected for her work in private law. 

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