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Constitutional Amendment in Canada

edited by Emmett Macfarlane

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2016
Category
General, Canadian, History & Theory
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442628731
    Publish Date
    Jul 2016
    List Price
    $40.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442640498
    Publish Date
    Jul 2016
    List Price
    $84.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442624627
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $33.95

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Description

In Canada, the 1982 Constitution Act contains the amending formula, which outlines a set of procedures required to make changes to the constitution. Recent debates over Senate reform, the status of the Supreme Court of Canada, and the rules governing royal succession have highlighted how important the amending formula is in maintaining the vitality and relevance of the governing system.

 

Constitutional Amendment in Canada is the first volume to focus solely on the implications of the amending formula in Canada. Emmett Macfarlane has brought together a group of expert authors to address such topics as the difficulties of constitutional reform, the intersection of various levels of government and the judiciary, and the ability of the public to veto proposed changes. Filling a serious gap in the literature, Constitutional Amendment in Canada is an authoritative study of the historical and contemporary implications of the amending formula.

About the author

Emmett Macfarlane is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. He is a regular contributor to Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, and the Institute for Research on Public Policy's Policy Options.

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Editorial Reviews

Constitutional Amendment in Canada provides interesting food for thought on the limits of constitutional growth through formal constitutional amendment.’

Canadian Parliamentary Review vol 40:02:2017

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