This volume discuses the evolution of the Canadian Constitution since the British North America Act 1867; the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution as a 'living tree' capable of application to new legal issues; and the growing influence of both the Constitution, with its entrenched Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the decisions of the Court on other constitutional courts dealing with a wide range of issues pertaining to human rights and democratic government.
This text is a comprehensive introduction to Canadian constitutional law, leading cases, and insightful commentary and discussion, this edition has expanded materials on Indigenous issues, being informed by the TRC Calls to Action.
In this book, Adrian Vermeule writes about American constitutional theory and how the broad framework of the classical legal tradition, which conceives law as “a reasoned ordering to the common good” can inform public law thinking.
Laws of the Constitution: Consolidated gathers all of the historical and contemporary constitutional documents pertaining to Canada, its provinces, and its territories, organized thematically and topically for ease of reference and supported by comprehensive lists and a thorough index.
This major collection contains selected papers from the second Public Law Conference. The contributions engage with the theme of unity (and disunity) from a number of perspectives, offering a rich panoply of insights into public law which significantly carry forward public law thinking across common law jurisdictions, setting the agenda for future research and legal development.