The Quebec Bar Association has teamed up with Montreal radio station CIBL 101,5 and the Juripop legal clinic to organize a weekly radio debate program called Droit de Cité.
Every week, 2 teams of university debaters face off on a controversial public topic. Members of the public get to vote online to determine which team wins. All shows are archived on the Droit de Cité website.
The show started in the second half of October and will last 31 weeks.
Topics so far have included:
- Should Quebec set up its own firearms registry?
- Should the City of Montreal install residential water meters?
- Should Quebec political parties get all of their financing from the government?
This week's topic is government subsidies to private schools.
The Quebec Bar Association has shown itself to be quite ambitious and innovative in recent years when it comes to public legal education initiatives . The Barreau is already the co-producer of the television series Le Droit de savoir ("The Right to Know") on the Canal savoir channel in Quebec. The series is currently in its 3rd season.