Constitutional Law

… a core term in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100

Definition

Beaudoin and Tattrie, writing in the Canadian Encyclopedia (reference below), describe constitutional law as:

“a branch of public law, the body of rules regulating the functioning of the state” dealing with “the Constitution – the supreme law of Canada – which comprises written, statutory rules, plus rules of the common law (a living body of law that evolves over time through decisions of the courts), and also conventions derived from British constitutional history.”

[See also Constitution, Constitutional Laws, and Constitutional Conventions.]

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Courts, Tribunals, and Commissions (core topic) in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100 Governance and Institutions.

Source

Gerald Beaudoin and Jon Tattrie (2013), Constitutional Law, at http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/constitutional-law/, accessed 7 November 2016.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 7 November 2016.