U OF OTTAWA LAW PROFESSOR LOOKS TO DEMYSTIFY CONSTITUTION
Adam Dodek wants to debunk the myth that the Canadian Constitution is boring.
The University of Ottawa law professor is releasing an expanded version of his book, The Canadian Constitution, which provides a primer on the cornerstone of Canada’s legal framework.
“It’s going to make the Constitution accessible and understandable to lawyers, experts and ordinary Canadians for the very first time,” Dodek says.
He says he felt the need to update the original book, which was released in 2013, in order to reflect legal changes and to expand on its explanations of the Constitution.
In addition to including the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982 with an index, the expanded book also looks at each section and explains what it means, Dodek says.
“If you read our Constitution, you would think that the prime minister is a marginal figure and is essentially an event planner,”...
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