Category Archives: Constitution (Written)

A Law Can Be Repealed When Parliament Is Prorogued? Delegated Legislation and The Separation of Powers in Ontario


UPDATE: This post now forms the basis of an article in the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, “A Statute Can Be Repealed When Parliament Is Prorogued?” Introduction For a brief few minutes on January 3rd, I thought that the … Continue reading

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Your Canada, Your Constitution Denies the Statute of Westminster and Patriation


Introduction Your Canada, Your Constitution (YCYC) has published the second of what may become a series of installments derived from the unscientific, inaccurate push poll that Harris-Decima conducted on its behalf between May 10th and May 20th. The constitutional sophists … Continue reading

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Bruce Hyer’s Rage Against Responsible Government and Loyal Opposition


Thomas Mulcair: Steeped in the Tradition of Opposition as Alternative Government  On 24 March 2012, the New Democratic party members elected Thomas Mulcair as their new leader. In a television interview a few hours after becoming the leader of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism”, By Mann and Ornstein


Introduction Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, two eminent Congressional scholars, co-authored their latest book on Congress earlier this year. In It’s Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, the … Continue reading

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Contrarian for the Crown Infiltrates the Launch of Your Canada, Your Constitution


Introduction I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to present at the launch of a new charity called “Your Canada, Your Constitution” here in Ottawa on 4 June 2012. I consider myself a good writer but a poor … Continue reading

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