Category Archives: Indirect Amendment

Who Decides What the Constitution Is and Says? Quebec Modifies the Text of the Constitution Act, 1867


Introduction Law 96 has generated controversy and opposition amongst English-speakers in Quebec and, to a lesser extent, in the rest of Canada when the Legislature of Quebec enacted it last week for its provisions on language. But it contains one … Continue reading

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More Tidbits On Indirect Amendment and Dissolution by Efflux of Time


If only I had discovered these little gems in time! Indirect Amendment The Commonwealth Law Bulletin will publish later this year my article “‘Indirect Amendment’: How the Federal Department of Justice Unilaterally Alters the Text of the Constitution of Canada.” … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of 2018: Recent and Upcoming Publications


I’m pleased to report that the Commonwealth Law Bulletin has accepted and will publish at some point in 2019 my manuscript entitled “‘Indirect Amendment’: How the Federal Department of Justice Unilaterally Alters the Text of the Constitution of Canada.” This … Continue reading

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Who Updates Section 37 of the Constitution Act, 1867?


Whenever I re-read the Constitution Act, 1867 — the statute formerly known as the British North America Act, 1867 –, I always see something interesting which I hadn’t noticed before. I’m currently drafting a response to Professor Pilon’s strawman summary … Continue reading

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