Date(s) - February 25, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The idea of the rule of law has been the bedrock of western civilization for hundreds of years. Today, western democracies face increasing challenges to the rule of law from notions such as social license and inclusivism. On the one hand, citizens and advocacy groups increasingly distrust the law as manipulable by powerful corporate interests. On the other hand, well organized campaign groups have sought to use the law as an instrument of social change. Is our trust in the law reaching a critical low point? What are the limits to law and the appropriate use of law? And what contribution can Christian faith make to these issues?
Join us for this event as our speakers address these questions from the perspective of a legislator (Preston Manning), litigator (Mary Margaret MacKinnon) and a mediator (Lisa Alexander).
Preston Manning – Mr. Manning served as a member of Parliament from 1993 to 2001. He founded two new political parties – the Reform Party of Canada and the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance – both of which became the official Opposition in the Canadian Parliament, and laid the foundation for the new Conservative Party of Canada. Mr. Manning served as Leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 2000 and was also his party’s science and technology critic. In 2007 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and in 2013 was appointed to the Privy Council.
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