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Constitutional adjudication and the independence of Canada : issues of principle, convention, and law

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This thesis seeks to identify the conceptual resources available to Canadian courts in the adjudication of fundamental constitutional change.

Part One offers a general analysis of the materials pertaining to the self-interpretation of the higher courts' role as a privileged forum for constitutional decision-making. Reviewing the rich development of the advisory opinion tradition, the drastic weakening of traditional bars to adjudication and the judicial pronouncements on constitutio...

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University of Oxford
This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky More from this funder
Publication date:
1995
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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