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Minority Rights to Participate in Governance: The Hart Act of 1832 and Why It Matters Today


Discover how the Hart Act of 1832 laid the foundation for emancipation, enfranchisement and the right of citizenry to participate in government and its operations, and why that matters today. The Hart Act represents the first true recognition of minority rights to participate in governance in Canada. Specifically, it enfranchised Jews to hold any position of trust while openly practicing their religion. How does this act apply today and why is it important for protecting minority rights? Join our experts for a fireside chat on:

  • Who were Ezekiel Hart and the Hart family? What is the Hart Act?
  • Understanding the world historical context
  • What is the meaning of the Hart Act today? How does it apply to Bill 21?
  • The importance of your participation in Canadian government

Sam Goldstein, Criminal Trial Lawyer & Criminal Appeal Lawyer (Toronto)

Sam Goldstein has been a criminal lawyer for over twenty-three years. He is a former Assistant Crown Attorney. He is an Adjudicator on the Law Society of Ontario Discipline Tribunal. Now he likes to use his knowledge and experience prosecuting people charged with criminal offences defending people. Sam has appeared at all levels of court in Canada including the Supreme Court of Canada. He’s handled just about every offence in the criminal code and then some.

Theodore Goloff, Senior Partner Chair Labour and Employment Practice Group at Robinson Sheppard Shapiro LLP (Montreal)

Mr. Theodore Goloff is a Partner in our Labour and Employment Group. His practice focuses on the defence of employers’ rights in all aspects of labour and employment law.

He has been the Head of the Labor and Employment Group for nearly two decades.

His practice areas include the full scope of labour relations and employment law. His specialties include union certification, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, health and safety, negotiation of complex individual employment agreements, restrictive covenants, unjust dismissals defense, mergers and acquisitions, injunctions, discrimination litigation defense, workmen’s compensation claims defense ,counselling and representation on privacy matters, creation and revision of company HR policy and procedure manuals, absenteeism control policies, executive compensation.

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Register today with the Society here to join this timely and critical discussion. We look forward to seeing you there!


Mar 23 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Virtual Event