The Motor Vehicle Reference and the Relevance of American Doctrine in Charter Adjudication
CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION, pp. 69-96, R. Sharpe, ed., Butterworths, 1987
28 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2010
Date Written: 1987
It is inevitable that Canadian courts will rely on American jurisprudence in adjudicating cases under the Charter. The court's failure to probe the American experience in Re B.C. Motor Vehicle Act before pronouncing on the scope of section 7 is the focus of this article.
Keywords: Constitutional interpretation, American jurisprudence, Canadian constitution, Re B.C. Motor Vehicle Act . S. 2, S. 15. S. 7
JEL Classification: K10
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