Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition


Part One: Introduction

Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Study of the Canadian Constitution

Part Two: The Framework and Institutions of Government

Chapter 2: Canada’s Constitutional Development before 1867

Chapter 3: The Constitution Act, 1867: Executive and Legislative Power

Chapter 4: The Constitution Act, 1867: Federalism and Judicial Power

Part Three: Constitutional Change

Chapter 5: Constitutional Amendment, 1867–1982

Chapter 6: Constitutional Change Since 1982

Part Four: The Courts and Canadian Federalism

Chapter 7: The Courts and Canadian Federalism: From Watertight Compartments to Shared Responsibility

Chapter 8: Peace, Order, and Good Government

Chapter 9: Trade and Commerce

Chapter 10: Property and Civil Rights in the Province

Chapter 11: Criminal Law

Chapter 12: The Constitution and Transportation

Part Five: The Charter and Aboriginal Rights

Chapter 13: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Structure and Application

Chapter 14: Rights and Freedoms of the Charter

Chapter 15: Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian Constitution

Part Six: Conclusion

Chapter 16: The Canadian Constitution in the Twenty-First Century


Constitution Acts 1867 to 1982

Table of Cases


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