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The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers. This revised and expanded edition is a great primer for those coming to Canada’s Constitution for the first time, and a useful reference work for students and scholars.
The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016
A new, expanded edition of the first-ever primer on Canada’s Constitution — for anyone who wants to understand the supreme law of the land.
The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers. It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982 accompanied by an explanation of what each section means, along with a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events. The Canadian Constitution explains how the Supreme Court of Canada works, and describes the people and issues involved in leading constitutional cases.
Author Adam Dodek, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, provides the only index so far to the Canadian Constitution, as well as fascinating background on the Supreme Court and the Constitution. This revised and expanded edition is a great primer for those coming to Canada’s Constitution for the first time, and a useful reference work for students and scholars.
- 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation and of the country’s Constitution. It also marks the 35th anniversary of the patriation of the Constitution and the enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- Explains each section of the Constitution in short, easy-to-understand language
- A valuable resource for libraries, students, and the general public, particularly useful to people beginning to study the Constitution
- Author Adam Dodek is an award-winning law professor at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law and a legal specialist on the Constitution
- 2013 edition sold over 4,000 copies in Canada