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The Constitution Act, 1982 Includes More Than Just The Charter of Rights and Freedoms!


The Significance of Patriation After 50 years of intermittent effort, Canada finally achieved the patriation of its written constitution in 1982. “Patriation” meant primarily that the Parliament of Canada and the provincial legislatures as required could now amend its own … Continue reading

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Constitutional Issues in the Albertan Leaders’ Debate


This leadership debate dredged up several interesting constitutional issues and revealed a great deal of ignorance toward the principles of Responsible Government, the use of direct democracy (in this case, initiative-referendums and government-led referendums)in Canadian history, and the role of … Continue reading

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