Keeping Canadians Safe: Emergency Legislation in Canada

Video Conference

This lecture is part of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy's COVID-19 Lecture Series: From Crisis to Recovery.

Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments each have emergency legislation in place. This legislation enables them to take special temporary measures to ensure the safety and security of their citizens during an emergency, such as the emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Join our panel of experts as they compare the emergency legislation available at these three levels of government, explore how these measures have been used in the past, and discuss how they work within the Canadian legislative framework.


  • Senator W. Brent Cotter, Q.C., The Senate of Canada and Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
  • Felix Hoehn, Assistant Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
  • Barbara von Tigerstrom, Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
  • Moderated by Doug Moen, Executive Director, JSGS

This lecture has been approved for 1.5 CPD ethics hours.

Event Details

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM CST
Delivered by Zoom - Please register online and a link will be emailed to you.
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Karen Jaster-Laforge

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