Interview – Legal Expert – Richard Moon – Part 1 of 4
The Charter Project team filmed and edited interviews with legal experts and others who can offer unique historical perspectives on The Charter, its inception, and how it affects the everyday lives of Canadians. This is the first of four excerpts from our interview with University of Windsor, Faculty of Law professor Richard Moon. His research focuses on freedom of expression, and freedom of conscience and religion. From 2003 to 2005 he was the President of the Canadian Law and Society Association.
Richard Moon teaches both private and public law courses. His research focuses on freedom of expression, and freedom of conscience and religion. In 1994 he was awarded the first University of Windsor Humanities Research Fellowship. From 2003 to 2005 he was the President of the Canadian Law and Society Association. He has been the recipient of both the law school and university-wide teaching awards.
His recent publications can be found at his SSRN author’s page.
Professor Moon’s key works include:
- “Freedom of Religion in the Canadian Courts: The Limits of State Neutrality”, UBC Law Journal, 2012 (forthcoming)
- Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada (ed.) (UBC Press, 2008).
- “Limits on Expression: The Collapse of the General Approach to Limits on Charter Rights” 40(3) Osgoode Hall Law Journal 335-368 (2002).
- The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression (University of Toronto Press, 2000).
- “The Supreme Court of Canada on the Structure of Freedom of Expression”, 45 University of Toronto Law Journal pp. 419-470 (1995).
- “Discrimination and Its Justification: Coping with Equality Rights Under the Charter” 26 Osgoode Hall Law Journal pp. 673-712 (1987).
Other legal expert interviewees include:
- The Honourable Justice Ian Binnie (former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada)
- The Honourable Justice Frank Iacobucci (former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada)
- The Honourable Roy McMurtry (Former Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal, and key participant in the drafting of The Charter)
- R. Douglas Elliott (counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada on the Reference Re Same Sex Marriage decision)
- Senator Jerry Grafstein (advisor to Prime Minister Trudeau when The Charter was drafted)
- John Whyte (Constitutional advisor in the Government of Saskatchewan during the years leading up to the patriation of the Constitution)
- Jean Teillet (Aboriginal rights litigator)
- André Marin (Ombudsman of Ontario)
- Patrick Ducharme (Criminal Lawyer, Ducharme Fox LLP)
- Jill D. Makepeace (Criminal Lawyer, Greenspan Humphrey Lavine Barristers)
- Windsor Law Professors: W.A. Bogart, Emir Crowne, Bruce Elman, Laverne Jacobs, Jasminka Kalajdzic, and David Tanovich