The Rule of Law

The preamble of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms begins with the phrase; “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.” The “rule of law” is a cornerstone of Canadian constitutional order and...

Constitutional Law

Canada is governed by a federal constitution. The main constitutional documents are the Constitution Act, 1867, (formerly known as the British North America Act, 1867) and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In our federal system, sovereignty is divided...