Book details

Publication date: November 2020
Features: Bibliography, index
Keywords: history, constitutional documents, distribution of power, confederation, Constitution Act, 1867, parliamentary structures, Bill of Rights, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, government, boundaries, Indigenous rights, amendment
Subject(s): LAW / Constitutional, LAW / Legal History, LAW / Government / State, Provincial & Municipal, Constitutional Documents / Law / Canada, history, constitutional documents, distribution of power, confederation, Constitution Act, 1867, parliamentary structures, Bill of Rights, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, government, boundaries, Indigenous rights, amendment, Law and Society, Constitution, Legal history, Regional government law
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Donald F. Bur. Donald F. Bur has practiced law in three provinces and holds several degrees. Throughout his extensive career, he has focused on public law issues, and in particular issues of federalism. He is the author of Law of the Constitution: The Distribution of Powers and editor of Canadian Constitutional Law: Cases, Notes and Materials (3rd ed.).

“There is no single founding document of the Canadian Constitution, and many enactments refer back to pre-Confederation statutes and other instruments. Laws of the Constitution is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and invaluable compilation of these vital sources.”

Ryan Alford, Associate Professor, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University


“There is a unique story of Canada to be told in the bringing together of centuries of expressions of governance. Laws of the Constitution serves as an important resource for telling constitutional stories of Canada, and understanding the words, concepts, and enactments that brought and continue to fashion Canada into being.”

Eric M. Adams, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

ISBNs: 9781772124903 978-1-77212-490-3 Title: laws of the constitution ISBNs: 9781772125283 978-1-77212-528-3 Title: laws of the constitution