Canadian constitutional law

General Public Law (DCC 2118)

This course is a general introduction to the fundamental principles of Canadian constitutional law (with the exception of federalism, which will be the subject of the course DCC3104 A offered in the winter term). These principles are largely inherited from the English constitutional system and have been influenced by US constitutional law. They will be […] Read more

Book

Constitutional Law: Fundamental Principles

In 1982, Professors François Chevrette and Herbert Marx published a pioneering work: Droit constitutionnel: notes et jurisprudence (P.U.M.) 1264 pages, a monumental resource allying pedagogy with doctrinal reference. Thirty-four years later, a new edition of the first part of the celebrated work has finally been published, covering the fundamental principles of Canadian constitutional law (except the federal […] Read more

Other publication

2019 Canadian Constitutional Report

Except in criminal procedure, the Supreme Court decided less constitutional cases in 2019 than in previous years. The three selected for this report deal with the following questions: (i) the right to vote of long-term non-resident citizens in federal elections; (ii) the concurrent application of provincial environmental protection laws and federal bankruptcy laws to spent […] Read more

Conference

Développements récents en droit constitutionnel 2019-2020

This online course will examine the recent developments in constitutional law at the Supreme Court of Canada and the other courts of appeal under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Constitution Act, 1867. The course will be given in French. Registration (fee)   Provisional list of cases 1. Constitutional procedure Canada (Sécurité publique […] Read more

Droit constitutionnel 2 (DRT1502)

This course is the continuation of “Droit constitutionnel 1 (DRT1501)”. After a brief overview of the procedural issues that arise in the constitutional context, the course explores in greater detail the two main themes in Canadian constitutional law: federalism and civil liberties. The study of these themes is conducted mainly through the reading and discussion […] Read more

Droit constitutionnel 1 (DRT1501)

This course is a general introduction to the fundamental principles of Canadian constitutional law (with the exception of federalism which will be studied in the course “Droit constitutionnel 2 (DRT 1502)”). From a legal standpoint, these principles are mainly inherited from the English constitutional system, and remain influenced by US constitutional law. In this course, […] Read more

Book

Droit constitutionnel canadien : principes fondamentaux

Abstract In 1982, Professors François Chevrette and Herbert Marx published a pioneering work: Droit constitutionnel: notes et jurisprudence (P.U.M.) 1264 pages, a monumental resource allying pedagogy with doctrinal reference. Thirty-four years later, a new edition of the first part of the celebrated work has finally been published, covering the fundamental principles of Canadian constitutional law (except the […] Read more

Article

Développements récents en droit constitutionnel durant l’année 2005-2006: les arrêts Multani, 2952-1366 Québec Inc. et Imperial Tobacco

Abstract This essay examines the recent developments in Canadian constitutional law during the 2005-2006 term. Although more than a dozen Supreme Court cases during that period dealt with division of powers and Charter issues, only a few can be considered as new developments. They cover four issues: (i) the requirement under s. 1 of the […] Read more