The Court and the Constitution: Leading Cases, 2nd Edition

 
The Court and the Constitution: Leading Cases, 2nd Edition
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ISBN:
978-1-77255-178-5
 
Publisher:
Emond Publishing
 
Page Count:
624
 
Status:
Available
 
Copyright Date:
2017
 
Subjects:
Constitutional Law; Politics and Government
 
 
 
 

The Court and The Constitution: Leading Cases, 2nd Edition is a revised and updated collection of edited decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada. These landmark rulings are organized to reflect the different core areas of Canadian constitutional law: the division of powers, constitutional change, Aboriginal rights, and rights and freedoms.

Each case has a concise introduction that provides context and an overview of key themes and issues to consider in the decision that follows. Cases are accompanied by discussion questions intended to promote classroom debate and further study.

This text also features additional cases posted online and a detailed bibliography for supplementary reading, making it a unique resource that is invaluable to anyone studying Canadian law and constitutionalism.

  • 49 carefully selected and edited Supreme Court decisions—more than half of them NEW to this edition—regarding the Canadian constitution, including constitutional change, federalism, the Charter, and Aboriginal rights
  • NEW Introductory essays for each section of the book, which examine the history of the Canadian constitution, the judicial process, and theories of constitutional interpretation
  • Detailed bibliography for further reading
  • NEW Discussion questions that accompany each decision
  • Additional online cases
  • Also Available: The Court and the Charter: Leading Cases, 2nd Edition

Introductory Essay

Part One: The Division of Powers
A. The Privy Council's Legacy
1. Citizens Insurance Co. v. Parsons, 1881
2. Russell v. The Queen, 1882
3. Local Prohibition Case, 1896
4. Toronto Electric Commissioners v. Snider, 1925
5. Employment and Social Insurance Act Reference, 1937
6. Labour Conventions Reference, 1937
7. Reference re Abolition of Privy Council Appeals, 1947

B. The Supreme Court Since 1949
8. Reference re Anti-Inflation Act, 1976
9. R. v. Hydro-Quebec, 1997
10. Canadian Western Bank v. Alberta, 2007
11. Securities Reference, 2011
12. Reference re Assisted Human Reproduction Act, 2010

Part Two: Constitutional Change
13. Persons Case, 1930
14. Patriation Reference, 1981
15. Reference re Secession of Quebec, 1998
16. Reference re Senate Reform, 2014
17. Reference re Supreme Court Act (Nadon), 2014

Part Three: Aboriginal Rights
18. Calder et al. v. Attorney General of British Columbia, 1973
19. R. v. Sparrow, 1990
20. Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, 1997
21. R. v. Marshall (First Marshall Decision), 1999
22. Haida Nation v. British Columbia, 2004
23. Manitoba Métis Federation v. Canada, 2013
24. Tsilhquot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014

Part Four: Rights and Freedoms
A. The Pre-Charter Era
25. The Alberta Press Case, 1938
26. Roncarelli v. Duplessis, 1959

B. Fundamental Freedoms
27. Quebec v. Ford et al. (Quebec Sign Case), 1988
28. R. v. Butler, 1992
29. RJR-MacDonald Inc. v. Canada, 1995
30. Multani v. Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys 2006
31. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, 2015

C. Democratic Rights
32. Sauvé v. Canada, 2002

D. Legal Rights
33. The Queen v. Oakes, 1986
34. R. v. Mills, 1999
35. R. v. Patrick, 2009
36. R. v. N.S., 2012
37. R. v. Nur, 2015

E. The Evolving Scope of Section 7
38. Morgentaler v. The Queen, 1988
39. Gosselin v. Quebec, 2002
40. Chaoulli v. Quebec, 2005
41. Canada v. PHS (Insite), 2011
42. Canada v. Bedford, 2013
43. Carter v. Canada, 2015

F. Equality Rights
44. M. v. H., 1999
45. R. v. Kapp, 2008

G. Language Rights
46. Mahe v. Alberta, 1990
47. Doucet‑Boudreau v. Nova Scotia, 2003

H. Remedies
48. R. v. Grant, 2009
49. Canada (Prime Minister) v. Khadr, 2010

Appendixes
Appendix 1: The Constitution Act, 1867
Appendix 2: The Constitution Act, 1982

This book comes with numerous additional online cases, both historical and recent decisions, that are available free for classroom use to instructors who have adopted this volume. Please contact your Emond representative for access information.

 
 
 
 
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