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Runnymede Society adds chapters

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 1:54 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

The Runnymede Society will now have a presence in Alberta.

The law student membership organization, which opened a chapter in Toronto in April, has now added chapters in Edmonton and Calgary.

The society is dedicated to exploring the ideas and ideals of the rule of law, constitutionalism and individual liberty. It seeks to foster intellectual diversity, rigour and dialogue in Canadian law schools and aims to provide outstanding support and opportunities for intellectual enrichment, networking and professional development.

To open the Calgary chapter, the society will hold an event on June 20, 2018, at the offices of Miller Thomson LLP where energy law experts Nigel Bankes of the University of Calgary and James Coleman from Southern Methodist University will discuss the federal purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline and the legal prognosis going forward.

The Edmonton chapter will celebrate with a discussion between Malcolm Lavoie, of the University of Alberta, and Howard Anglin, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, about the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in R. v. Comeau.