Research on the Canadian Constitution is increasingly focusing more on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms over other dimensions of constitutional politics. Essential Readings in Canadian Constitutional Politics offers a corrective to the trend with a set of readings considered foundational to understanding the Canadian Constitution.
An original introduction written expressly for this volume explains what a constitution is and the evolution of the Canadian Constitution. It also details how its various aspects relate to one another while discussing those pieces not included in this volume. Finally, each chapter features a brief introduction contextualizing the readings, making this an unrivalled reference book for studying the Canadian Constitution.