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Aboriginal

Category: Aboriginal Rights

Through its mention in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, the term “Aboriginal” has surged to heavy usage both in the legal sphere and in general Canadian English.[1] Aboriginal […]

Key Terminology
Aboriginal Rights

Category: Aboriginal Rights

Revised and updated July 10, 2018. Aboriginal Rights and Section 35 Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 “recognizes and affirms” the existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of Aboriginal peoples, that is, Indian, […]

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Aboriginal Self-Government

Category: Aboriginal Rights

‘Aboriginal self-government’ generally refers to the exercise of jurisdiction by Aboriginal peoples over their lands and the members of their nations or communities. This jurisdiction can be either inherent or […]

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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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Allaire Report

Category: Federalism

The collapse of the Meech Lake Accord in 1990 weakened the legitimacy of federalism in Quebec and embarrassed the Liberal government headed by Robert Bourassa, which had staked its own credibility […]

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Amending Formula

Category: Democratic Governance, Federalism

This article was written by a law student for the general public. A constitution includes the most fundamental values of a nation. Those values should be protected. One of the […]

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