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The Law of Democratic Governing - Jurisprudence
By: Gregory Tardi, B.A. (Hons.), B.C.L., LL.B., DJur.
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Along with The Law of Democratic Governing - Principles, the author has compiled this book of case studies to further examine the linkages among law, public administration and politics, as well as the influence of law on the conduct of public affairs. In addition to Canadian material emanating from federal and provincial courts and rulings from the Speaker of the House of Commons, it includes cases from other democratic jurisdictions such as the U.S., Great Britain, France and the European Union. The case studies explore a wide range of issues including: • The evolving nature of the concept of the ideal of democracy • The role of the Attorney General • The activities of lawyers in government • The question of the rule of law versus administrative efficiency and convenience.
About the Author
Gregory Tardi, B.A. (Hons.), B.C.L., LL.B., DJur., is Senior Legal Counsel in the Office of the Law Clerk and Senior Parliamentary Counsel at the House of Commons in Ottawa. He provides advice on constitutional law and on the law and custom of Parliament to the Speaker of the House of Commons, to the Board of Internal Economy, to all Members of the House of Commons, and to the House Administration. Mr. Tardi has worked in various capacities for several government departments, including the Privy Council Office, the Department of Justice, and Elections Canada. Mr. Tardi teaches at the Faculty of Law, McGill University and has lectured throughout Canada and the U.S. He has published several books and dozens of articles.
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