7 February 2014 - 8:30am to 8 February 2014 - 5:00pm

Pavillon Chancellor-Day, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

On the 7th and 8th of February 2014, the Faculty of Law of McGill University holds a symposium entitled "The Unbounded Level of the Mind: Rod Macdonald's Legal Imagination," in honour of Trudeau fellow 2003 Roderick A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Chair of Constitutional and Public Law.

Among the panelists are a number of members of the Foundation's community: Trudeau scholar 2003 Robert Leckey, will discuss fairness, Trudeau fellow 2013 Jean Leclair will speak about federalism, Trudeau fellow 2009 Jeremy Webber and member Stephen Toope will discuss virtue, whereas Trudeau mentor 2013 Wade MacLauchlan will delve into Professor Macdonald's rich scholarship and its implications for future research.

Information and livestream [Faculty of Law, McGill University]

Photo: McGill University

Roderick A. Macdonald

He was one of the foremost Canadian specialists on secured transactions and property law in Canada, Mr. Macdonald died of cancer on 13 June 2014. Named a Trudeau fellow in 2004, he is greatly missed by the Trudeau community.

2004 Fellows

Robert Leckey

Robert Leckey teaches constitutional law and family law. His ongoing research includes the regulation of adult conjugality, relations between parents and children, and the relationship between public and private regulation of intimacy.

2003 Scholars

Jean Leclair

Recognized as the foremost expert of federalism in Canada, he turns a critical eye on the political relationships between peoples and governments and is developing a theory of federalism that takes into account the desire for autonomy of the Quebec and Aboriginal nations. 

2013 Fellows

Wade MacLauchlan

Premier of Prince Edward Island and president emeritus of the University of Prince Edward Island, Mr. MacLauchlan is an expert in administrative law, constitutional law, public administration, and public policy.

2013 Mentors

Stephen J. Toope

Professor Toope is vice-chancellor at the University of Cambridge. He has been the president of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.


2012 Members

Jeremy Webber

He is a brilliant communicator who applies his international experience in constitutional law to Canadian reality and explains Canada to international audiences.

2009 Fellows