The Values of Canadian Constitutionalism

Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution (Edited by Richard Albert & David R. Cameron, Cambridge University Press); ISBN: 9781108333436; 2017 Forthcoming

Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 459

36 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2017  

Richard Albert

Boston College - Law School; Yale University - Law School; Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Derecho; University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law

Date Written: July 28, 2017

Abstract

This is the introduction to an edited volume marking the Sesquicentennial of Confederation in Canada. In the collection, leading scholars and jurists discuss the evolution of the Canadian Constitution since the British North America Act 1867; the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution as a “living tree” capable of application to new legal issues; and the growing influence of both the Constitution, with its entrenched Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the decisions of the Court on other constitutional courts dealing with a wide range of issues pertaining to human rights and democratic government. The contributors assess how the Canadian Constitution accommodates the cultural diversity of the country’s territories and peoples while ensuring the universal applicability of its provisions; the role of the Court in interpreting and applying the Constitution; and the growing global influence of the Constitution and decisions of the Court on legislatures and courts in other countries.

Keywords: Constitution of Canada, Constitutional Values, Constitutional Amendment, Supreme Court of Canada, British North America Act 1867, Constitution Act 1982, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Beverley McLachlin, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Amendment

Suggested Citation

Albert, Richard, The Values of Canadian Constitutionalism (July 28, 2017). Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution (Edited by Richard Albert & David R. Cameron, Cambridge University Press); ISBN: 9781108333436; 2017 Forthcoming; Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 459. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3009858

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