Symbolism and Significance: The Place of Magna Carta in Contemporary Canadian Law

7 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2015

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David DesBaillets

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 4, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

DesBaillets, David, Symbolism and Significance: The Place of Magna Carta in Contemporary Canadian Law (December 4, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2699178 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2699178

David DesBaillets (Contact Author)

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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