The Motor Vehicle Reference and the Relevance of American Doctrine in Charter Adjudication

CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION, pp. 69-96, R. Sharpe, ed., Butterworths, 1987

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Jamie Cameron

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: 1987

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Cameron, Jamie, The Motor Vehicle Reference and the Relevance of American Doctrine in Charter Adjudication (1987). CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION, pp. 69-96, R. Sharpe, ed., Butterworths, 1987. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1623833

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