Symbolism and Significance: The Place of Magna Carta in Contemporary Canadian Law
7 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2015
Date Written: December 4, 2015
When the e-mail arrived in my inbox inviting me to view the Magna Carta I was, as I imagine any law student would be, utterly thrilled. The event was part of the international celebration of the 800th anniversary of the ancient Latin legal document from the 13th century BCE that would see a handful of surviving copies tour the world, including a Canadian sojourn, and be given the sort of red carpet treatment normally reserved for rock stars and foreign heads of State.
Keywords: Magna Carta, Constitution, Charter of Rights and Freedom, Canadian Law, Human Rights, History
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