Deconstructing the public response to the convoy
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Public Order Emergency Commission (Rouleau Commission) Report
Mar 29, 2023 —9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Event sponsored by the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue.
The Rouleau Commission Report has made important findings and recommendations regarding the convoy protests that occurred in Ottawa in January and February 2022 and the subsequent declaration of a public order emergency by the Government of Canada. Join us for this one-day conference, featuring University of Ottawa’s leading experts in the fields of law, politics, public administration, economics, criminology, sociology, communications, tech and health, as we deconstruct the Rouleau Commission’s findings and recommendations.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Professional interpretation English-French | French-English will be provided.
Information about parking.
Welcoming Remarks: 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
Sylvain Charbonneau, Vice-President, Research and Innovation of the University of Ottawa
Vanessa MacDonnell, uOttawa Public Law Centre
Panel 1: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Policing and National Security Reform after the Rouleau Commission Report
Moderator: João Velloso, Faculty of Law
Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Michael Kempa, Department of Criminology
Sylvia Rich, uOttawa Public Law Centre
Terry Skolnik, uOttawa Public Law Centre
Health Break: 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Panel 2: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Populism, Governance & Rights
Moderator: Stéphanie Gaudet, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities
Regina Bateson, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Eric Champagne, Centre on Governance
Jude Mary Cénat, Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health
Carissima Mathen, uOttawa Public Law Centre
Health Break: 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Panel 3: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
The Future of Emergency Powers in Canada
Moderator: Vanessa MacDonnell, uOttawa Public Law Centre
Nomi Claire Lazar, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Paul Daly, uOttawa Public Law Centre
Patrick Leblond, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Lunch: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Panel 4: 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Misinformation, Disinformation, and the Protection of Democracy
Moderator: Marina Pavlović, Centre for Law, Technology and Society
Julie Gramaccia, Department of Communication
Vivek Krishnamurthy, Centre for Law, Technology and Society
Florian Martin-Bariteau, Centre for Law, Technology and Society
Concluding Remarks: 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.