Canada's System of Justice: The Canadian Constitution

A constitution provides the fundamental rules and principles that govern a country. It creates many of the institutions and branches of government, and defines their powers. Read more about Canada's Constitution.

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Canadian Constitution, constitutional law, BNA Act, Constitution Act, supreme law, aboriginal rights, treaty rights, executive, legislative, judiciary, federal system, bijuralism, common law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms