The Constitutional Rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
Supreme Court Law Review, Vol. 4, pp. 255-265, 1982
6 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2010
Date Written: 1982
Canada's aboriginal peoples have always enjoyed special status and unique rights under Canadian law as a result of their original occupation and use of the land that now makes up this country. Prior to the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1982 (hereinafter referred to as "the Act"), however, the constitutional protection afforded those rights was at best limited. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of the Act on the rights of the aboriginal peoples, and specifically to analyze the three sections in which those rights are expressly mentioned.
Keywords: Canada, Constitution, Aboriginal rights
JEL Classification: K39
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