Constitution of Canada

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Canadian Constitution In Canada

    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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  • Differences Between Canada And Us Constitution

    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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  • The Case Of Rothmans, Benson & Hedgess Inc. V. Saskatchewan

    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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  • Case Study: The Meech Lake Accord

    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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  • Battle Of Vimy Ridge Analysis

    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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  • Essay On Constitutional Amendment

    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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  • Charter Of Rights

    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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  • Systemic Racism In Canada

    Since the 1970s, Canada has been internationally recognized for adopting a political culture of multiculturalism. Canada’s national identity is also perceived by the society and by the government as being culturally diverse. This is due to the vast amount of different cultures that reside in Canada other than the Aboriginal peoples and Caucasian people. People not of aboriginal or Caucasian descent are understood as the visible minorities which make up approximately 19 percent of Canada’s…

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  • Nellie Mcclung: A Woman's Suffrage

    perspective, derived from the stark reality of women 's unacknowledged role in society, that she took action into her own hands. Nellie alongside five other women, contested to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1927, imposing that the Canadian Constitution did not consider women as a “person.” Denied in her first attempt, Nellie strove for justice and exemplified true leadership; she appealed to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of London, which revisited the ruling concluded by the…

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  • Pierre Trudeau Was The Prime Minister Of Canada

    Québec, and was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada. Before Trudeau became a politician he worked as an assistant professor until he was elected as a new Liberal to the House of Commons (Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 22 Nov 2014). Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada from 20th of April 1968 to 4th of June 1979, and again from March 3 1980 to June 29 1984. Even after his death in 28th of September 2000 he is still known as one of the greatest politicians of Canada because of all the historical…

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