Chartrand appointed to expert panel to advance work of Court Challenges Program

Larry Chartrand, academic director of the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan has been appointed as a member of the human rights expert panel of the Court Challenges Program (CCP).

The appointment was announced today by The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie.

As a member of the panel, Chartrand will assess funding applications to the CCP for court cases of national significance and will allocate resources accordingly. The expert panel will be supported by the University of Ottawa, the independent third party responsible for the general administration and delivery of the modernized program.

The CCP will provide financial support to Canadians to bring cases of national significance related to constitutional and quasi-constitutional official language rights and human rights before the courts.