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

Droit constitutionnel: principes fondamentaux – notes et jurisprudence

In 1982, Professors François Chevrette and Herbert Marx pioneered the publication of Droit constitutionnel : notes et jurisprudence (P.U.M.), a monumental work that combined its pedagogical function with that of a doctrinal reference. Thirty-four years later, a new edition of the first part of the famous work has been published, devoted to the fundamental principles of […] 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

Other publication

Ford et Irwin Toy 30 ans plus tard | Ford and Irwin Toy 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, in a tense national political context, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered judgment in three cases that have had a profound impact on Canadian society and constitutional law: Ford v. Québec (A.G.) and its related appeal, Devine v. Québec (A.G.), and Irwin Toy Ltd. v. Québec (A.G.) decided a few months apart1. Against the backdrop of language conflicts in Québec and constitutional reform at […] Read more