The Expositor and Guardian of Our Constitutional Values

in Marcus Moore & Daniel Jutras (eds.), "Canada’s Chief Justice: Beverley McLachlin’s Legacy of Law and Leadership" (2018)

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper

20 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2018 Last revised: 10 Jan 2019

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Richard Albert

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

Date Written: August 6, 2018

Abstract

Beverley McLachlin has been at the centre of the construction of our modern constitutional identity in her quarter-century tenure on the Supreme Court of Canada. She was appointed to the Court as the country emerged from an important period of transition, just as new constitutional doctrines were forming and new institutional dynamics were realigning the relationship between our courts and legislatures. Chief Justice McLachlin leaves a juridical legacy that has made Canada a better, fairer and more equal place, and our Constitution the envy of the world. She leaves an equally important legacy as an expositor and guardian of our constitutional values.

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 Expositor and Guardian of Our Constitutional Values (August 6, 2018). in Marcus Moore & Daniel Jutras (eds.), "Canada’s Chief Justice: Beverley McLachlin’s Legacy of Law and Leadership" (2018); U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3226659 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3226659

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