Constitutional law

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The system of principles and fundamental law, written and unwritten, which defines the powers of government, allocates powers between different political institutions, protects individual and group rights, and recognizes certain fundamental political values. In Canada, examples of constitutional law include the Constitution of Canada, constitutional conventions, and many statutes, orders in council, proclamations, and court decisions of a constitutional nature.

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