LA CONSTITUTION CANADIENNE

Yan Campagnolo and Adam Dodek,

August 2019
Dundurn Publishers of fine books
ISBN 978-1-45974-442-4

Abstract:

La Constitution canadienne est un livre introductif sur la loi suprême du pays.

La Constitution canadienne rend la loi suprême du pays plus facilement accessible aux lecteurs. Le livre comprend des commentaires visant à expliquer le sens des dispositions des lois constitutionnelles de 1867 et de 1982, un glossaire des termes clés, une brève histoire de la Constitution et une chronologie des événements marquants. De plus, La Constitution canadienne explique le fonctionnement de la Cour suprême du Canada et présente les acteurs et les enjeux liés aux plus importantes décisions constitutionnelles.

Yan Campagnolo et Adam Dodek, tous deux professeurs de droit à l’Université d’Ottawa, fournissent un index de la Constitution canadienne et exposent des faits fascinants à propos de la Cour suprême du Canada et de la Constitution. Ce livre est un excellent ouvrage introductif à l’intention des personnes qui découvrent la Constitution du Canada pour la première fois ainsi qu’un ouvrage de référence utile tant pour les étudiants que les experts.

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About the Authors:

Yan Campagnolo’s research focuses on the political, legal and theoretical dimensions of Cabinet secrecy in Canada.  From 2004 to 2005, Professor Campagnolo served as a law clerk to Justice Morris Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada. From 2006 to 2008, he joined the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa, where he worked as an assistant professor, assistant dean and codirector of graduate studies in law. From 2008 to 2015, he practised law as counsel for the Privy Council Office. In this capacity, he advised the Prime Minister and the Clerk of the Privy Council on Supreme Court of Canada high-impact constitutional litigation, commissions of inquiry, democratic reform and access to information. In 2015, he joined the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa as an assistant professor and a member of the Public Law Group.

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Adam Dodek, Dean of the Common Law Section, teaches Public Law,  Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a founding member of the Faculty's Public Law Group, the director of The Professionalism Initiative and the co-founder of the Legal Writing Academy.   He created and directs the Cavanagh Williams LLP Professionalism Speaker Series which is the first and only speaker series in Canada dedicated to issues of ethics and professionalism. He is the author of Solicitor-Client Privilege and The Canadian Constitution, as well as the co-editor of five other books. He is a member of the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism and is a former Governor of the Law Commission of Ontario. He is also a founding member of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics and a member of the Advisory Board for the journal Legal Ethics. In 2014, he was named by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential figures in the Canadian legal profession.  In 2015, the Law Society of Upper Canada awarded him its highest honour, the Law Society Medal, for his exceptional contributions to the legal profession.

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