Multiculturalism and the Canadian Constitution

Multiculturalism and the Canadian Constitution

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This collection of wide-ranging essays will be of interest to students and scholars in law, political science, and public policy.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 17.78mm | 420g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 0774814462
  • 9780774814461
  • 1,968,986

Table of contents

Introduction: Constitution Building in a Multicultural State / Stephen Tierney

Part 1: The Evolution of Multiculturalism and Federalism in the Canadian Constitution

1 Trudeau as the First Theorist of Canadian Multiculturalism / Hugh Donald Forbes

2 Multicultural Rights, Multicultural Virtues: A History of Multiculturalism in Canada / Michael Temelini

3 The Canadian Model of Diversity in a Comparative Perspective / Will Kymlicka

4 The Death of Deference: the Implications of the Defeat of the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords for Executive Federalism in Canada / Ian Peach

5 Federalism in Canada: A World of Competing Definitions and Views / Marc Chevrier

Part 2: The Management of Pluralism in Canada through Constitutional Law and Policy

6 Repositioning the Canadian State and Minority Languages: Accountability and the Action Plan for Official Languages / Daniel Bourgeois and Andrew F. Johnson

7 Making International Agreements and Making them Work within a Multicultural Federal State: The Experience of Canada / Hugh Kindred

8 New Constitutions and Vulnerable Groups: Brian Dickson's Strategies in Interpreting the 1982 Charter / Jameson Doig

9 Whose Reality? Culture and Context before Canadian Courts / Robert J. Currie

10 Multiculturalism, Equality, and Canadian Constitutionalism: Cohesion and Difference / Joan Small

11 Welfare Rights as Equality Rights? Insights from the Supreme Court of Canada / Katherine Eddy


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About Stephen J. Tierney

Stephen Tierney is professor of constitutional law at the University of Edinburgh.

Contributors: Daniel Bourgeois and Andrew F. Johnson, Marc Chevrier, Robert J. Currie, Jameson Doig, Katherine Eddy, Hugh Donald Forbes, Hugh Kindred, Will Kymlicka, Ian Peach, Joan Small, and Michael Temelini.
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