The Role of Constitutional Courts, a Comparative Law Perspective. Canada : The Supreme Court

Poirier, Johanne

Abstract

This study is part of a wider project investigating, from a comparative law perspective, the role of constitutional courts of different states.

Following a brief historical introduction to the jurisdiction of the state in question, the various reports examine the composition, internal organization, functioning, jurisdiction of the various highest courts, as well asthe right of access to its courtroom, its procedural rules, and the effects and the execution of its judgments.

The present study examines Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court. While all judicial courts may rule on constitutional matters, the Supreme Court of Canada enjoys a privileged status in the Canadian legal landscape. As the ultimate arbiter of the Constitution, it has the final word with respect to constitutional interpretation, notably in constitutional matters. It thus plays a central role in Canada’s federal democracy.

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