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The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution

November 14, 2017

Oxford University Press is delighted to announce that The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution is now available on Oxford Constitutions of the World (OCW).

The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution provides an ideal first stop for Canadians and non-Canadians seeking a clear, concise, and authoritative account of Canadian constitutional law. Readers of this Handbook will discover some of the distinctive features of the Canadian Constitution: for example, the importance of Indigenous peoples and legal systems, the long-standing presence of a French-speaking population, French civil law and Quebec, the British constitutional heritage, and the choice of federalism, as well as the newer features, most notably the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 35 regarding Aboriginal rights and treaties, and the procedures for constitutional amendment.

The Handbook provides a remarkable resource for comparativists at a time when the Canadian Constitution is a frequent topic of constitutional commentary. For Canadians, it offers a vital account of constitutional challenges and opportunities at the time of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

We have made Chapter 28: International Treaty-Making and Treaty Implementation of the Handbook freely available for a limited time; please click here to read a sample of the new resource.