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God in the Preamble: Join CSA for an Exclusive Evening with Constitutional Lawyer Deborah Coyne

debcoyne“Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law”

How did God find its way into the Preamble to the Canadian Constitution – and what can be done about it?

The Canadian Secular Alliance is pleased to offer you a unique evening with Deborah Coyne, Canadian constitutional lawyer, author, professor, and former Liberal Party of Canada leadership candidate.

Deborah Coyne was heavily involved in debates surrounding the Constitution Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the proposed Constitutional amendments during the 1980s and 1990s. From 1989 to 1991, Coyne was constitutional advisor to Newfoundland Premier Clyde Wells.

Deborah Coyne will briefly explain the background to the preamble, its origin, the context in which it came about, and how any reform to the preamble – such as its secularization to remove invocation of God – might be approached. She will then participate in an open discussion.

Monday, July 29, 2013, 7:00 PM EST
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St W  T, Room 4422

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