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Christine Carron: Individual Freedom and Justice in a Modern Society

Posted by admin | 18 January 2010 | Comments Off

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Come out this Wednesday for a great talk from one of Canada’s top female lawyers, and informal discussion afterward.

Location: 2149 Mackay

Christine Carron practises primarily in corporate and commercial litigation and in the areas of banking, privacy, product liability, consumer protection and e-commerce. She is Chair of Oglivy Renault’s Privacy and Access to Information Team. She has been involved in a wide range of commercial litigation, including the defence of class actions in the financial services, retail and tobacco industries and represents corporate clients in disputes involving damages for breach of commercial contracts or for latent defects and in shareholder disputes.

Ms. Carron also acts as defence counsel in major class actions. She has represented clients in parliamentary commissions on the adoption and amendment of Quebec’s privacy legislation for the private sector and participated in the consultation process for Quebec’s legislation on new technologies. She graduated from McGill Law in 1977.

The abstract for her talk:

“I would like to talk about the evolution of conract law over
the last century; that is to say the evolution from libertarianism
dominated laws (i,e, those emphasizing individual freedom) to current
contract laws designed to protect (favour) the weak (often at the
expense of traditional notions of freedom to contract). I would like
to include a discussion of the evolution of the ‘duty of good faith’
in the execution of contracts and where this evolution might take us
in the quest for ‘justice’.”

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