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  Français    Updated March 13, 2007                              


On June 29th, 2004, the Inquiry and Osgoode Hall Law School jointly sponsored a one-day academic symposium on the relationship between police and government.

The Inquiry and Osgoode commissioned six leading experts to present research papers at the symposium, including:

"The Overview: Four Models of Police-Government Relationships" by Professor Kent Roach, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
"The History and the Future of the Politics of Policing" by Professor Margaret Beare, Department of Sociology and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
"Legal Sites of Executive-Police Relations: Core Principles in a Canadian Context" by Professor Dianne Martin, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
"The Oversight of Executive Police Relations in Canada: The Constitution, the Courts, Administrative Processes and Democratic Governance" by Professor Lorne Sossin, Faculties of Law and Political Science, University of Toronto.
"Police-Government Relations in the Context of State-Aboriginal Relations" by Professor Gordon Christie, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
"The Idea of the Political "Independence" of the Police: International Interpretations and Experiences" by Professor Philip Stenning, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

The Inquiry and Osgoode Hall Law School also commissioned several subject-matter experts to attend the symposium and comment on the research papers and has prepared a summary of the symposium discussion which will be posted when it is available.

The Inquiry and Osgoode will also facilitate the publication of a background volume of symposium papers and related material by an academic publisher following completion of the Inquiry.

Additional information about the symposium is posted here:

Symposium Agenda
Symposium Background Memo to Parties with Part Two Standing

Policy and Research (Part 2) - Meetings, Symposia, and Trainings Sessions

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