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A discussion with Patrick Monahan Patrick Monahan, LLB (Osgoode), LLM (Harvard), has been a member of Osgoode Hall Law School’s faculty since 1982 and Dean since July 2003. Between 1986 and 1990 he was senior policy adviser to the Attorney General and Premier of Ontario and played a key role in negotiating the 1987 Meech Lake Accord. Professor Monahan was also a driving force behind the Clarity Act that established the Quebec government’s duties in any referendum on secession, and in 2004 argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of a group of senators who intervened in the groundbreaking Chaoulli case that has reframed provinces’ health care responsibilities. He spoke with Toronto policy analyst and Inroads associate editor Finn Poschmann in the summer of 2005.

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