Frank Iacobucci as Constitution-Maker: From the Quebec Veto Reference, to the Meech Lake Accord and the Quebec Secession Reference

(2007) 57 University of Toronto Law Journal 165-193

24 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2019

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Sujit Choudhry

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens

University of Montreal - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci has played a major role, in various capacities, in the constitutional debates that have shaken the country in the past three decades.

Drawing on Iacobucci's own perspective on the events, this paper co-authored by Sujit Choudhry and J-F Gaudreault-DesBiens explores the links between the Quebec Veto Reference, the failed Meech Lake Accord, and the famous Quebec Secession Reference, a case in which the Court was thrust into the heart of the national unity dispute.

Suggested Citation

Choudhry, Sujit and Gaudreault-DesBiens, Jean-François, Frank Iacobucci as Constitution-Maker: From the Quebec Veto Reference, to the Meech Lake Accord and the Quebec Secession Reference (2007). (2007) 57 University of Toronto Law Journal 165-193. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3353277 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3353277

Sujit Choudhry

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens (Contact Author)

University of Montreal - Faculty of Law ( email )

Montreal, Quebec
Canada

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