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The Application of Criminal Law on the Indigenous People of the Canadian Arctic
Wednesday 19 September 2018, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

The role of law in the Canadian Arctic and its relationship with the Canadian legal system 

Venue: Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Cost: $148.50 incl GST
Level: Suitable for all levels of legal practice

This CPD will be video linked to NTLAC Alice Springs, 77 Hartley Street, Alice Springs

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The remoteness of the Canadian Arctic remains a source of mystery and interest. In this presentation, Sébastien Lafrance examines and discusses the role of law in the Canadian Arctic and the relationships between the Canadian legal system and the social, political and cultural context of the Great White North. Participants will be welcome to share the commonalties and experiences of the application of Australian Criminal Law on its Indigenous people.

You will leave with a better understanding of the theoretical and practical components of Canadian criminal law applicable to the Indigenous population of the remote Canadian Arctic and with a greater understanding about that reality in practice.


Presenter: Sébastien Lafrance, Crown Prosecutor, Toronto, Canada

Sébastien Lafrance is a Crown Prosecutor for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and was a part-time Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. He clerked for the Honorable Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada and for the Honorable Michel Robert, Chief Judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal. Sébastien also worked as counsel for the Law Branch of the Supreme Court of Canada. He has published articles on constitutional, criminal and labour law, one of which was awarded a national first prize. He won the Charles-Rousseau Public International Law Moot Court competition with his teammates and has lectured on various legal topics around the world. Sébastien completed the courses for a Master in Law, Laval University, and holds qualifications of the Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands, LLB, University of Quebec at Montreal, BSc (Political Science), University of Montreal and Russian and Slavic Studies, McGill University. He is a polyglot, recently learning Indonesian and Mandarin Chinese intensively. Sébastien is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and of the Quebec Bar. PS: He will present for the Law Society of the NT and lecture at CDU, and in Indonesia, while on a belated honeymoon with his wife Carla.

Earn 1 CPD point in Substantive Law (SL) 

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