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Review of Constitutional Studies | January 1, 2016
Volume 21.1 (2016)

Publication: Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d’études constitutionnelles
Category: Review

In this special issue on “Politics and the Constitution: A Comparative Approach,” the authors discuss a collection of papers presented at a workshop held at the University of Ottawa in July 2015.

Review of Constitutional Studies | January 1, 2016
Volume 20.2 (2016)

Publication: Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d’études constitutionnelles
Category: Review

In this issue: Dividing Power in the First and Second British Empires: Revisiting Durham’s Imperial Constitution; Providing Essential Services of Reasonable Quality to All Canadians: Understanding Section 36(1)(c) of the Constitution Act, 1982; Judicial Justices of the Peace and Judicial Independence in Canada; Placing Vulnerability at the Centre of Section 15(1) of the Charter: A Case Comment on Inglis v British Columbia (Minister of Public Safety); Book Review – An Inquiry into the Existence of Global Values through the Lens of Comparative Constitutional Law; Book Notes

Constitutional Forum | January 1, 2016
Volume 25.3 (2016)

Publication: Constitutional Forum
Category: Forum

SPECIAL ISSUE – The State of Canada’s Constitutional Democracy This Special Issue of the Forum is a collection of articles presented at a Symposium held at the University of Toronto in February 2016 on “The State of Canada’s Constitutional Democracy”.

Constitutional Forum | January 1, 2016
Volume 25.2 (2016)

Publication: Constitutional Forum
Category: Forum

SPECIAL ISSUE – 2015 Annual Constitutional Symposium Papers This Special Issue of the Forum is a compelling compilation of papers presented at the Annual Constitutional Symposium organized by the Centre for Constitutional Studies in October 2015. Articles can be read below. Trinity Western Law

Constitutional Forum | January 1, 2016
Volume 25.1 (2016)

Publication: Constitutional Forum
Category: Forum

Volume 25.1 – Reflections on Federalism, Nationalism, and Distinctive Indigenous Identity; Comparing Canadian and Colombian Approaches to the Duty to Consult; Discussing Judicial Activism at Canadian and American Supreme Court Nomination Hearings This latest issue of the Forum includes the

Articles | November 24, 2015
Part I: What is Magna Carta?

Category: Democratic Governance

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction 2015 is the 800-year anniversary of Magna Carta, a medieval agreement that limited the English king’s power. It has been popularly thought of as a symbol of

Articles | November 23, 2015
Part II: Magna Carta and Canada’s Constitution

Category: Democratic Governance

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction Magna Carta is not formally part of Canada’s Constitution, but it played an important role in its creation. Concepts such as the rule of law and many

Articles | October 27, 2015
Trinity Western University v. Ontario and Nova Scotia

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects some of our basic human rights. However, those rights can sometimes conflict with one another. While one group might

Articles | October 6, 2015
Let It Go – The Charter and the Right to Be Frozen

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

This article was written by law students for the general public. What’s the Issue? Cryonics is a method of preserving dead bodies. The process uses low temperatures to avoid decomposition. This allows people to have their bodies frozen after death,

Articles | October 2, 2015
When Getting to Court Takes Too Long: R v MacPherson

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction When a person is accused of a crime, section 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects his or her right to a trial within

Articles | September 28, 2015
Updated – Unveiling Religious Freedom: The Niqab at the Citizenship Ceremony

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction The final step to become a Canadian citizen is the oath of citizenship. Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires citizenship candidates to remove full or partial face coverings

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