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    In 1982, after a long negotiation process with the provincial premiers, the Canadian Constitution was patriated by Pierre Trudeau’s federal government. Although Ontario and New Brunswick were supportive of patriating the Constitution, the other eight provinces decided to take a stand against Trudeau’s threat of unilateral action. The Premiers of those provinces formed the Gang of Eight and opposed Trudeau’s attempt to bring home the Constitution. On November 4, 1981 Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau met with seven of the eight Premiers to negotiate patriating the Constitution, the only Premier not to be included was Rene Levesque, the Premier of Quebec. After negotiations were successful, an agreement was made to patriate the Constitution, but…

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    The U.S and Canada are very similar nations. They occupy the bulk of North America, share the same history of the British rule and rely on each other for trade and prosperity. These two sovereign states exhibit the same aspects and perceptions of the constitution and political culture. The constitution is defined as a government body that “lays down the ground rules for governance” (Larry, 2011). It also “constitutes the government” and “set up structures, offices and lawmaking procedures”…

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    means. Additionally, precedent was also applied when focusing on the main legal issues of the case, in whereby two questions were asked; Firstly, can a person simultaneously comply with s. 6 of the provincial tobacco act of Saskatchewan and s.30 of the federal tobacco act? and second, does s. 6 of the provincial tobacco act frustrate Parliament’s purpose in enacting s. 30 of the federal tobacco act? it was noted that by looking at Tobacco Products Control Act, S. C. 1988, c. 20, that the federal…

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    Canada’s history. Canada has continues to positively impact issues concerning human rights and equality on an international scale from the early 1900s to the present day by setting a good example for other countries to follow. Some significant events such as the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Person’s Case and bringing home the constitution and the charter of rights prove this to be true. There are many battles that could demonstrate Canada fighting for human rights, but the Battle of Vimy Ridge…

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    Introduction The Canadian Constitution, also known as the supreme law, describe Canada’s process of both codified and uncodified traditions as well as convention. It allows for the division of powers between federal and provincial powers and encompasses the rights and freedoms of all Canadians. The Meech Lake Accord was the first attempt to amend the newly patriated Constitution in order to facilitate changes depicted by the Constitution Act, 1982. The Meech Lake Accord was a set of…

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    they enjoy and take for granted. The Canadian Constitution sets out the basic principles of the democratic government in Canada, and protects citizens. Within the constitution is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter is what sets out these rights and freedoms in the free democratic society. The Canadian Constitution is an appropriate blueprint for the structure of Canada, proving that it protects us from the government, each other, and provides basic human rights. If one were to…

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    The Constitution Act of 1982 transferred the authority to amend the Constitution from Great Britain to Canada. To date, Quebec’s constitutional concerns have not been addressed to a great enough extent, according to the government or the residence, to formally pass consent on the 1982 Constitution. This is largely due to the distinctiveness of the society of Quebec originating from the largely French speaking population, the resilient cultural identity, as well as history, political, and social…

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    I think the Canadian Constitution is very historically significant for Canada and our people, as it marks Canada’s first official statement and verification as a fully independent nation, finally fully separated and not depending on any other country to thrive. This constitution furthering that by enabling Canada the power to have its own thriving government to pass their own laws, as opposed to passing them onto Britain for approval. This also set the citizen of Canada’s rights and freedoms…

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    The entrenchment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and its relation to democracy in Canada has been at the core of many debates throughout the years. A democratic government is one that allows the people to have a direct hand in what goes on in their country and some believe that entrenching the charter of rights in the constitution is a violation of the principles of this democracy. Although the charter of rights is entrenched, the charter of rights is very abstract in its rules and allows for…

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    The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, created by late Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1982, has strongly benefited Canada in a number of favourable ways. Prior to this Charter, Canada had a Bill of Rights. This Bill was inadequate since it did not apply to any of the provinces and it did little for the Federal Government on a constitutional bases. Due to the inadequacies of this Bill, it was confirmed that more effective constitutional framework needed to be adopted. As a result, the…

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