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LWSO 203 - Constitutional Law - Intro.doc

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University of Calgary
Law and Society
LWSO 203
Marywyatt Sindlinger

Constitutional Law 1) Constitution – Intro a) Defined: a comprehensive set of rules and principles capable of providing a exhaustive framework for the system of government (SCC) b) Establishes the structure of the government and that government legitimacy is based in the democratic process c) Allocates legislative authority between the two levels of government d) Establishes legal limits on government authority and action in relation to the individual e) Fundamental principles i) Monarchy ii) Federal iii) Democratic iv) Parliamentary supremacy vs constitutional supremacy v) Rule of law 2) Unwritten Aspects of the Constitution a) Defined: Principles of government that are fundamental to our society but which are not necessarily written down in a legal document b) Three main sources: i) Preamble to CA 1867 ii) Judicial interpretations of constitutional documents and principles iii) Conventions c) Quasi-constitutional documents 3) Written Aspects of the Constitution a) Over 25 written constitutional statutes/acts b) 2 main: i) Co
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