Developments in Constitutional Law: The 2008-2009 Term

(2009) 48 The Supreme Court Law Review 71-120

50 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2013

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Carissima Mathen

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This term saw what is arguably one of the most important and controversial constitutional questions of recent years come to public notice: the question of the acceptability and constitutionality of the formation of coalitions in minority government settings. Though the Supreme Court itself was not involved in the issue, the events that unfolded underscored the need for more examination of the precise nature of constitutional conventions. 2008-2009 saw a relatively low output of constitutional law judgments, but important ones included Chatterjee, dealing with the division of powers, and Confederation des syndicats nationaux as well as Ravandahl which both looked at constitutional remedies. Ermineskine Indian Band and Nation, and C. (A.) v Manitoba round out the article as two cases to raise Charter issues.

Keywords: Canadian constitutional law, Supreme Court of Canada

Suggested Citation

Mathen, Carissima, Developments in Constitutional Law: The 2008-2009 Term (2009). (2009) 48 The Supreme Court Law Review 71-120, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2264880

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