Books: “The Canadian Constitution” by Adam Dodek
If you follow Canadian politics, law & politics, law & justice, rights v power, the Supreme Court of Canada, and Canadian constitutional politics and law, then this book will be a must have. In only 176 pages [I tend to believe small books are better written, more succinct, more to the point] Adam Dodek covers the gambit of the Canadian Constitutional structure. From the original British North America Act 1867 passed by Westminster Parliament to the increasing importance of the Supreme Court of Canada and their interpretation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
“The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers for the first time. It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982 as well as a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events. The Canadian Constitution also explains how the Supreme Court of Canada works and describes the people and issues involved in leading constitutional cases. Author Adam Dodek, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, provides the only index to the Canadian Constitution as well as fascinating facts about the Supreme Court and the Constitution that have never been published before. This book is a great primer for those coming to Canada’s Constitution for the first time as well as a useful reference work for students and scholars.” Source: Dundurn Books
Who is Adam Dodek and why should you read his work. “Adam Dodek is an award-winning law professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. He teaches and writes about the Canadian Constitution and the Supreme Court of Canada and has worked at the Supreme Courts of Canada and Israel and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Adam lives in Ottawa.” Biography: Adam Dodek
Will be available at Chapters/Indigo Soon.