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Friday, May 29, 2015

Adams on Canadian Constitutional Identities on SSRN

Eric Adams has posted "Canadian Constitutional Identities" on SSRN. Forthcoming in the Dalhousie Law Journal.

Here's the abstract:

Constitutions are stories nations tell about themselves. Despite the famous declaration in the Constitution Act, 1867 that the “Provinces of Canada…Desire…a Constitution similar in Principle to that of the United Kingdom,” most of Canada’s constitutional history can be understood as the search for a distinctly Canadian constitutional identity. Canadians have always looked to their constitutional instruments to both reflect and produce a particular vision of the nation and its citizens. This article focuses on the search for Canada’s constitutional identity during its first century as a nation, from Confederation until the 1960s. Drawing on a varied array of sources and voices, this article argues that the powerful yearning for identity operated as a driving force in Canadian constitutional law, politics, and culture in an era before the catalytic arrival of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Osgoode Society awarded 2015 Hugh Lawford Prize for Excellence in Legal Publishing

The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History book series was the winner of the 2015 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing awarded by the Canadian Association of Law Libraries at their annual meeting in Moncton. 

Congratulations to President/founder R. Roy McMurtry, editor in chief Jim Phillips, associate editor Philip Girard, and our authors past, present and future.