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Democratic Governance: The Constitution and Canada’s Branches of Government

Introduction Canada is a “constitutional monarchy,” which is a form of government where monarchs act as the political heads of state but their powers are kept within the boundaries of that country’s constitution. [1] In Canada, the monarch is the Queen. At the time of Confederation, the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act), as […]

Authors:

Lorraine Snyder
Lorraine Snyder is a law student at the University of Alberta.
 

Dustin Martin
 

The Increasing Importance of Reference Decisions in Canadian Law

Over the past several years, there have been a number of very significant reference decisions that have and will affect Canada’s legal landscape. A reference case is different than a regular civil or criminal case that involves litigating parties.  In a reference, the federal or provincial government submits questions to the courts asking for an […]

Authors:

Linda McKay-Panos
Linda McKay-Panos, BEd, JD, LLM, is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Evolution, Not Revolution: Canada’s Constitutional History and the Constitution Act, 1867

You say you want a revolution, Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world… You say you’ll change the constitution Well, you know We all want to change your head From “Revolution” by John Lennon and Paul […]

Authors:

Barbara Billingsley
 


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