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Article | Russell Green | June 6, 2019
“Inherent Tension”: Is it Time to Separate the Minister of Justice from the Attorney General?

Category: Democratic Governance

During the SNC-Lavalin scandal, former Minister of Justice [MOJ] and Attorney General [AG] Jody Wilson-Raybould stated that there were attempts by the Prime Minister’s Office and other government officials to […]

Article | Kristen Pue | August 8, 2012
“Trojan Horse”: Opposition’s Procedural Odyssey with Omnibus Bill C-38

Category: Democratic Governance

As the spring 2012 House of Commons session drew to a close, a bi-annual budget implementation bill was the subject of an atypical spectacle. With the NDP serving as the […]

Article | Coleman Brinker, Raymond Chen, and Katherine Creelman | June 29, 2017
10 Fun Facts about the Canadian Constitution

Category: Democratic Governance

A constitution 150 years in the making sure comes with some interesting stories. Here are 10 fun facts you might not know about Canada’s Constitution. 1) Dude… where’s my Constitution? […]

Article | Coleman Brinker, Raymond Chen, and Katherine Creelman | June 30, 2017
7 Reasons Why You Should Care About The BNA Act

Category: Democratic Governance

The British North America Act, 1867 (“BNA Act”) – now called the Constitution Act, 1867[1] – created Canada at Confederation, and has been around for a whole 150 years since […]

Article | Chenoa Sly | June 14, 2018
A Jury of Whose Peers?

Category: Democratic Governance, The Charter

On February 9th, 2018, Gerald Stanley was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man. Following the not guilty verdict by […]

Key Terminology
Agreement on Internal Trade

Category: Democratic Governance

The ‘Agreement on Internal Trade’ (AIT) is an intergovernmental agreement entered into by the federal government and all ten provinces in 1994, which came into force in 1995. The goal […]

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