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The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150
The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150
By David E. Smith

In The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors, David E. Smith presents a learned but accessible analysis of the interconnectedness of Canada’s parliamentary institutions.

Published Jun 2017
Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
By Joel Bakan

Joel Bakan argues that the Canadian Charter of Rights (1982) has failed to promote social justice because it is administered by a conservative judiciary and because social and economic conditions constantly interfere with its principles.

Published May 2017
Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law
Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law
By John Borrows

John Borrows suggests how First Nations laws could be applied by Canadian courts, and tempers this by pointing out the many difficulties that would occur if the courts attempted to follow such an approach.

Published May 2017
Courts in Federal Countries: Federalists or Unitarists?
Courts in Federal Countries: Federalists or Unitarists?
Edited by Nicholas Aroney and John Kincaid

Courts in Federal Countries examines the role high courts play in thirteen countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Nigeria, Spain, and the United States.

Published Mar 2017
Constitutional Amendment in Canada
Constitutional Amendment in Canada
Edited by Emmett Macfarlane

Constitutional Amendment in Canada is the first volume to focus solely on the implications of the amending formula in Canada.

Published Jul 2016
The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation: Lessons from the Supreme Court of Canada
The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation: Lessons from the Supreme Court of Canada
By Robert Schertzer

In The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation, Robert Schertzer uses the example of the Supreme Court of Canada to examine how apex courts manage diversity and conflict in federal states.

Published Apr 2016
From Recognition to Reconciliation: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
From Recognition to Reconciliation: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Edited by Patrick Macklem and Douglas Sanderson

In From Recognition to Reconciliation, twenty leading scholars reflect on the continuing transformation of the constitutional relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state.

Published Feb 2016
Law's Religion: Religious Difference and the Claims of Constitutionalism
Law's Religion: Religious Difference and the Claims of Constitutionalism
By Benjamin L. Berger

In Law’s Religion, Benjamin L. Berger argues that liberal constitutionalism is an aspect of, not an answer to, the challenges of cultural pluralism.

Published Nov 2015
Red, White, and Kind of Blue?: The Conservatives and the Americanization of Canadian Constitutional Culture
Red, White, and Kind of Blue?: The Conservatives and the Americanization of Canadian Constitutional Culture
By David Schneiderman

David Schneiderman offers a critical perspective on the Americanization of Canadian constitutional practice and a timely warning about its unexamined consequences.

Published Sep 2015
The End of the Charter Revolution: Looking Back from the New Normal
The End of the Charter Revolution: Looking Back from the New Normal
By Peter J. McCormick
The End of the Charter Revolution explores the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, beginning with a general historical background, followed by a survey of the significant changes brought about as Charter decisions were made.
Published Dec 2014