Canada's Constitutional Law in a Nutshell, 4th Edition

Bernard Funston; Eugene Meehan

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Canada's Constitutional Law in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition continues to offer a succinct overview of the basic principles of Canada's constitutional structures and institutions. Compact and concise, it summarizes the latest developments, leading case law, and key principles and relevant issues. It is an easily referenced resource that gives you a quick understanding and instant access to a variety of materials – all gathered and in one place. Written by two leading experts in the field, Canada's Constitutional Law in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition offers a valuable starting point if you are new to practicing law or if you only occasionally argue cases in this area. It will help with identifying constitutional issues, statutory interpretation, and analyzing and arguing constitutional issues. Highlights of the fourth edition include:

  • An updated discussion of the extra-territorial applicability of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, religious freedom, freedom from religion, hate, speech and other issues under the Charter
  • Issues on the constitution and the courts, including an updated review of standing and
  • who may raise issues of constitutionality before the courts
  • Developments in territorial government institutions and, in particular, the Yukon
  • Devolution Transfer Agreement with the federal government
  • Updates to the discussion of Aboriginal rights under the Constitution


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Constitutional Law, Civil Rights


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