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Political Science Constitutions

The Canadian Constitution

by (author) Adam Dodek

introduction by The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

foreword by David Johnston

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
Constitutions, Civics & Citizenship, Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
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The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016

A new, expanded edition of the first-ever primer on Canada’s Constitution — for anyone who wants to understand the supreme law of the land.

The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers. It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982 accompanied by an explanation of what each section means, along with a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events. The Canadian Constitution explains how the Supreme Court of Canada works, and describes the people and issues involved in leading constitutional cases.

Author Adam Dodek, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, provides the only index so far to the Canadian Constitution, as well as fascinating background on the Supreme Court and the Constitution. This revised and expanded edition is a great primer for those coming to Canada’s Constitution for the first time, and a useful reference work for students and scholars.

About the authors

Adam Dodek, B.A. (McGill) J.D. (Harvard), L.L.M. (Toronto) is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa where he teaches Public Law and Legislation, Torts and Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. He is a member of the bars of Ontario and California. Professor Dodek's areas of research include public law, the legal profession, the judiciary and legal ethics.

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