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The legality of Prince Escalus’s executive order banishing Romeo from Verona, allegedly for the sake of the state’s security, is being challenged in the Supreme Court of Stratford. Presiding is the Chief Justice of Canada, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin. She is joined by Thomas Cromwell, former Justice of the Supreme Court, and the Honourable Catherine Fraser, Chief Justice of Alberta. The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada (1999-2005), acts as expert witness, seeking to defend the absolute right of rulers to protect the state from “undesirables.” Sonia Bjorkquist, President of the Advocates’ Society, and Peter Griffin, past President, act as counsel. Is the travel ban on Romeo consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Find out when the Prince has his day in court.
This Forum event will be streaming live on our Facebook page on Saturday, September 30 at 10 am.
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