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Canadian Federalism and Treaty Powers

Organic Constitutionalism at Work


Hugo Cyr

Contents: The Labour Conventions Case: The Factual and Legal Context of the Labour Conventions Case - «There is Only One Heir to the Mother Country»: The Federal Government’s Sovereignist Arguments - «But We Are Equally Sisters»: The Provinces’ Federalist Arguments - «Canada is a Federation»: The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – Treaty-Making in the Canadian Federation: Rebutting the Case for Plenary Federal Treaty-Making Powers - Making the Case for Provincial Treaty-Making Powers – Treaty Implementation in the Canadian Federation: Section 132 Cannot Be Judicially Revived - Section 91 and the Federal Powers Over «Peace, Order and Good Government» - Extra-Territoriality or the «Sufficient Connection» Doctrine - Constitutional Amendments.