Jean Leclair

Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law

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Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7

Canada

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L'Avènement Du Constitutionnalisme En Occident: Fondements Philosophiques Et Contingence Historique (The Advent of Western Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations and Historical Contingency)

Revue de droit de l'Université de Sherbrooke, Vol. 41, pp. 159-211, 2011
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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constitution, constitutionalism, history, France, Great-Britain, England, United States, law, constitutional law, Canada, judicial review, individualism, rationalism, natural law, reason, Enlightenment, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Bodin, Bossuet

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The French Civil Code of 1804: A Transaction between Revolution and Reaction (Le Code Civil Des Français De 1804: Une Transaction Entre Révolution Et Réaction)

Revue Juridique Thémis, Vol. 36, pp. 1-82, 2002
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 17 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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codification, Civil Code, French Civil Code, historical sociology, legal history, French Law, Napoleon, Rousseau

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Canada's Unfathomable Unwritten Constitutional Principles

Queen’s Law Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 389-443, 2002
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Jan 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Constitutionalism, unwritten principles, judicial review, judicial independence, judicial remuneration, legitimacy, uncertainty, vagueness

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'Please, Draw Me a Field of Jurisdiction': Regulating Securities, Securing Federalism

Supreme Court Law Review (2d), Vol. 51, pp. 555-601, 2010
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Federalism, Canada, Division of Powers, Securities, Commerce Clause, Methodolgy, Empirical Evidence, Subsidiarity, Efficiency

Le Fédéralisme Comme Refus des Monismes Nationalistes (Federalism as Rejection of Nationalist Monisms)

Dimitrios Karmis et François Rocher (dir.), La dynamique confiance-méfiance dans les démocraties multinationales: Le Canada sous l'angle comparatif, Québec, Presses de l'Université Laval, 2012, pp. 209-243.
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2018
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Federalism, political theory, methodological nationalism, nationalism, epistemology, conceptualization, political morality, philosophy, essentialism, identity politics, identity, Canada, Quebec, aboriginal peoples, constitutional law, monism, constitution, pluralism, Canadian Charter of rights

Le Fédéralisme Comme Refus des Monismes Nationalistes (Federalism as Rejection of Nationalist Monisms)

Dimitrios Karmis et François Rocher (dir.), La dynamique confiance-méfiance dans les démocraties multinationales: Le Canada sous l'angle comparatif, Québec, Presses de l'Université Laval, 2012, pp. 209-243.
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Sep 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Federalism, political theory, methodological nationalism, nationalism, epistemology, conceptualization, political morality, philosophy, essentialism, identity politics, identity, Canada, Quebec, aboriginal peoples, constitutional law, monism, constitution, pluralism, Canadian Charter of rights

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The Substance and Scope of Aboriginal Rights in Canadian Constitutional Law

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2017
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Indians, Native, Indigenous peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, Constitutional law, Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal title, deontological, consequentialism, limitations, constitution

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Socrates, Odysseus, and Federalism

Forthcoming in the Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d'études constitutionnelles
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2013
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Normative Theory, Federalism, Indigenous, Aboriginal, Duality, Pluralism, Essentialism, Canada, Legal Theory, Constitutional Law, epistemology, federal constitutionalism, Canada, aboriginal peoples

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The Kitkatla Decision: Finding Jurisdictional Room to Justify Provincial Regulation of Aboriginal Matters

Supreme Court Law Review, Vol. 21, pp. 73-104, 2003
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Canada, Federal, Division of Powers, Federalism, Aboriginal Peoples, Federal Jurisdiction, Provincial Jurisdiction, Aboriginal Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Indian Act

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Constitutional Principles in the Secession Reference

Forthcoming in N. Des Rosiers, P. Macklem & P. Oliver (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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secession, constitutional law, identity, monism, nationalism, pluralism, federalism, unwritten constitutional principles, positivism

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Law, Indigenous, native, aboriginal, aboriginial rights, Canada, Constitutional law, Aboriginal title, droits ancestraux, Supreme court, Plan Nord, Quebec, politics, consultation, development, rights, claims, autochtones

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Federal Constitutionalism and Aboriginal Difference

Queen's Law Journal, Vol. 31, 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Sep 2010
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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federalism, aboriginal, native, indigenous, constitutional law, Canada, aboriginal rights, public law

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Legality, Legitimacy, Decisionism and Federalism: An Analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada's Reasoning in Reference Re Secession of Quebec, 1998

Forthcoming in A. López-Basaguren & L. Escajedo San Epifanio (eds), Claims for Secession and Federalism. A comparative Study with special focus on Spain, Springer, 2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Secession, Canada, constitutional law, identity, monism, nationalism, pluralism, cultural essentialism, unwritten principles, unwritten constitution, legal epistemology

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Military Historiography, Warriors and Soldiers: The Normative Impact of Epistemological Choices

Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, edited by Patrick Macklem and Douglas Sanderson, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Sep 2013
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Federalism, epistemology, Canada, native, indigenous peoples, aboriginal people, identity, monoconceptualism, constitution, constitutional law, methodology, methodological individualism, methodological holism, methodological nationalism, structuralism

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The Perils of Conceptual 'Totalism' in Law and in the Social Sciences (Les Périls du Totalisme Conceptuel en Droit et en Sciences Sociales) (French)

Lex Electronica, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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legal epistemology, social sciences, methodological individualism, methodological holism, aboriginal rights, native, indigenous, law, Canada

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Of Grizzlies and Landslides: The Use of Archaeological and Anthropological Evidence in Canadian Aboriginal Rights Cases

Public Archaeology, Vol. 4, pp. 109-119, 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 05 Dec 2010
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Legal Epistemology, Aboriginal Rights, Canada, Evidence, Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Oral Traditions, Expert Evidence, Bias of Experts

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The Supreme Court’s Understanding of Federalism: Efficiency at the Expense of Diversity

Queen’s Law Journal, Vol. 28, pp. 411-453, 2003
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Dec 2010
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Federalism, Canada, judicial review, courts, efficiency, diversity, centralization, decentralization, community, democracy

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'Il Faut Savoir Se Méfier Des Oracles': Regards Sur Le Droit Et Les Autochtones ('Beware of Oracles!': Reflections on Law and Indigenous Peoples)

Recherches Amerindiennes au Quebec, 'Réflexion sur le droit et les Autochtones', Vol. 41, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Sep 2013
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Canada, Aboriginal law, Aboriginal rights, indigenous peoples, legal theory, power, cultural essentialism, constitutional law, culture

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'Vive Le Québec Libre !' Liberté(s) Et Fédéralisme ('Long Live a Free Quebec!' Freedom(s) and Federalism)

3 Revue Québécoise de Droit constitutionnel, 2010
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Sep 2013
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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federalism, Canada, Quebec, individual freedom, national freedom, nationalism, monism, pluralism, Benjamin Constant, liberty of the Ancients, liberty of the Moderns

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The Securities Reference: The Ghost of Political Representation Comes Knocking at Federalism's Door

42nd Annual Workshop on Consumer and Commercial Law, October 2012
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Dec 2012
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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securities, Supreme court of Canada, federalism, cooperative federalism, parliamentary federalism, jurisdictional federalism, responsible government, party discipline, democratic deficit, executive power, electoral systems, cabinet, senate, accountability, Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms

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Réflexions Critiques Au Sujet De La Métaphore Du Dialogue En Droit Constitutionnel Canadien (Critical Thoughts on the Dialogue Metaphor in Canadian Constitutional Law)

Revue du Barreau numéro spécial, pp. 377-420, 2003
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Sep 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Canada, constitutional law, dialogue, hogg, fuller, separation of powers, democracy, judicial review, legitimacy

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The Story of Constitutions, Constitutionalism and Reconciliation: A Work of Prose? Poetry? Or Both?

Review of Constitutional Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Le Fédéralisme: Un Terreau Fertile Pour Gérer Un Monde Incertain (Federalism: A Fertile Ground for the Management of an Uncertain World)

Ghislain Otis & Martin Papillon (eds.), Fédéralisme et gouvernance autochtone (Federalism and Aboriginal Governance), Les Presses de l’Université Laval, Québec, pp. 21-50, 2013, Partie 1-Federalismes, Gouvernance Autochtone et Nouvelles Dynamiques Relationnelles, pp. 13-42, 2013
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Sep 2013
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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federalism, federal theory, federal spirit, Canada, monism, pluralism, relational, cultural essentialism, Aboriginal peoples, indigenous peoples, conceptualization

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Forging a True Federal Spirit: The Repudiation of the Myth of Québec’s 'Radical Difference'

RECONQUERING CANADA: QUEBEC FEDERALISTS SPEAK UP FOR CHANGE, pp. 29-74, André Pratte, ed., Douglas & MacIntyre, 2008
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Jan 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Federalism, Canada, Quebec, methodological nationalism, Supreme court of Canada, judicial review, Tocqueville, federal spirit, federal theory, United States

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Le Droit Des Successions Autochtones: Entre Liberté Et Contrainte (The Law of Wills and Instestacy Applicable to Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Between Freedom and Constraints)

La Liquidation Des Successions - Collection Blais 2009, Volume 1, Éditions Yvon Blais, pp. 97-178)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Jan 2014
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Canada, indigenous peoples, aboriginal peoples, Indian Act, federalism, constitution, aboriginal rights, provinces, provincial law, private law, wills, intestacy, canada, constitutional law

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Reforming the Division of Powers in Canada : An (Un)Achievable Endeavour?

REFORMING FEDERALISM - FOREIGN EXPERIENCES FOR A REFORM IN GERMANY, pp. 93-134, Gerhard Robbers, ed., Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 2005
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Federalism, Canada, division of powers, judicial review, Supreme Court of Canada, spending power, executive federalism, constitutional amendment, equalization

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Invisibility, Wilful Blindness and Impending Doom: The Future (If Any) of Canadian Federalism

Forthcoming, P.J. Loewen, C. Hughes Tuohy, A. Potter, & S. Borwein (eds), Canada and Its Centennial and Sesquicentennial: Transformative Policy Then and Now, University of Toronto Press
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Aug 2018
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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federalism, constitutional law, canada, indigenous law, indigenous sprituality, judicial review, environment

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The Secession Reference: A Ruling in Search of a Nation

Revue Juridique Thémis, Vol. 34, pp. 885-890, 2000
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2012
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Canada, Secession reference, legal positivism, Lon Fuller, history, constitutional law

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Envisaging Canada in a Disenchanted World: Reflections on Federalism, Nationalism and Distinctive Indigenous Identity

(2016) 25 Constitutional Forum constitutionnel 16
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Jun 2016
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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federalism, collective rights, indigenous rights, aboriginal rights, monism, identity, nested identities, Canada, constitutinal law

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federalism, indigenous law, identity, constitutional law, aboriginal rights, collective rights, culture, monism, Canada

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federalism, Canada, treaties, division of powers, judicial review, NAFTA, environment, indigenous peoples, aboriginal peoples, constitutional law, environmental protection

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The Elusive Quest for the Quintessential ‘National Interest’

(2005) 38 University of British Columbia Law Review 355-374
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Jun 2016
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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federalism, Canada, peace, order and good government, residual power, double aspect, national interest doctrine, exclusivity, functional efficiency, diversity

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Michael Oakeshott Ou La Recherche D’Une Politique Dépourvue D'Abstractions (Michael Oakeshott's Quest for a Political Theory Devoid of Abstractions)

(2014) Jus Politicum no. 12
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Jul 2014
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Michael Oakeshott, conservatism, epistemology, ideology, rationality, political activity, political education, political morality, political associations, rule of law

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Table des matières: Fédéralisme Et Gouvernance Autochtone (Table of Contents for: Federalism and Aboriginal Governance)

Presses de l'Université Laval
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 31 Mar 2014
University of Ottawa - Civil Law Section, School of Political Studies University of Ottawa, Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law, University of Montreal - Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law, Independent and American University - Washington College of Law
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Governance, Federalism, Aboriginal Peoples

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A Review of Law Reviews: Comments of a Contented Victim

Queen's Law Journal, Vol. 31, pp. 385-401, 2005
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Law Reviews, Canada, USA, Quebec, Civil Law, Common Law, History, Legal Periodicals, Roman Law, Civil Code

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Daddy, Is the Sky Higher than the Ceiling? Roderick Alexander Macdonald's Federal Epistemology and Ontology

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 31 Aug 2014
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Roderick A. Macdonald, epistemology, legal theory, federalism, pluralism, constitutional law

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Federalism, criminal law, environment, canada, regulation, prohibition, double aspect, conflict of law, federal paramountcy, cooperation

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Ceintures Fléchées and Wampum Belts: Quebec and Indigenous Peoples in the Canadian Federation

Canadian Parliamentary Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Aug 2018
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional law, canada, indigenous peoples, aboriginal peoples, federalism, epistemology, monism, methodological nationalism

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Impoverishment of the Law by the Law: A Critique of the Attorney General's Vision of the Rule of Law and the Federal Principle

Constitutional Forum, Vol. 10, pp. 1-8, 1998
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Sep 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Canada, constitutional law, secession, Quebec, rule of law, federalism, reference, constitutionalism

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Tolstoï Et Les Juges Beetz Et Laskin : À La Recherche Du Citoyen Dans Le Discours Judiciaire Relatif AU Fédéralisme (Tolstoï and Justices Beetz and Laskin: In Search of the Citizen in the Judicial Discourse About Federalism)

A.-G. Gagnon et P. Noreau (dir), Constitutionnalisme, droits et diversité: Mélanges en l’honneur de José Woehrling, Les Éditions Thémis, Montréal, pp. 109-137
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Sep 2018
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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epistemology, methodological nationalism, judicial review, canada, federalism, parliamentarism, parliamentary democracy, constitutional law

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Federalism as Rejection of Nationalist Monisms

Dimitrios Karmis and François Rocher (eds), The Trust/Distrust Dynamic in Multinational Democracies: Canada in Comparative Perspective, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, pp. 210-247, September 2018; ISBN 9780773553439
Posted: 01 Apr 2019
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Les Silences De Polybe Et Le Renvoi Sur La Sécession Du Québec

PERSONNE ET RES PUBLICA, Vol. II, pp. 135-150, Jacques Boisneau, ed., Coll. Méditérannées, L'Harmattan, Paris, 2008, Reference re Secession of Quebec, Vol. 2, p. 217, 1998
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Jean Leclair
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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Canada, secession, constitutionalism, roman republic, roman law, Polybius, Constitutional law, judicial review, supreme court of canada