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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Supreme Court of Canada (Cour suprême du Canada)

Canada [ca]

Lawrence David

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 April 2021

Subject(s):
Constitutional courts/supreme courts — Comparative constitutional law

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 The Supreme Court of Canada (Cour suprême du Canada) (‘SCC’ or ‘Court’) is Canada’s final court of appeal (appellate courts) and the ultimate judicial arbiter of the Canadian Constitution (Constitution of Canada: the Constitution Acts 1867 to 1982 (Unofficial consolidation current as of September 2008)). This entry reviews the Court’s history; its understanding of horizontal and vertical stare decisis with respect to its own precedent; the Court’s jurisdiction as a bijural institution; its practice of weak-form judicial review; and its special original advisory...
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