In March 1927, the Privy Council in London issued a decision that settled the dispute between Newfoundland and Canada over the boundary between Labrador and Quebec, bringing an end to over a hundred years of boundary movement and legal wrangling.
Join us as members of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador recreate the arguments in this historic case and a Privy Council of their peers
Retired judge and legal historian, John Joy, will act as moderator and introduce the event, describing the background of the case; Michael Crosbie Q.C. will present the Newfoundland case; and Ian Kelly Q.C. the case for Canada.
The Privy Council will be a group of law students, who will then provide their decision.
Whatever the outcome, John Joy will provide a summary of the actual 1927 Privy Council decision.
Audiences in St. John’s and Happy Valley-Goose Bay will have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments.
Place: Hampton Hall, Marine Institute at Ridge Road.is through the main front door at the Marine Institute and to the left.
Time: 7:30 pm.
Date: October 25
Free parking is available in front and to the west of the building.
For more information contact:
John Joy, co-chair S. S. Daisy Legal History Committee
T: (709) 231-2292
Recommended Reading: The 1927 Privy Council Decision: http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKPC/1927/1927_25.pdf