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Constitutions and constitutional law: Canada

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is usually abbreviated as Canadian Charter or simply Charter.

Canadian Charter on HR

Constitution of Canada

The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada. The constitution is an amalgamation of codified acts and uncodified traditions and conventions. It outlines Canada's system of government, as well as the civil rights of all Canadian citizens and those in Canada. The Constitution Act, 1867 sets out the powers of the federal Government of Canada (s. 91) and the powers of the provincial governments (s. 92).

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a constitutional document that guarantees certain basic rights and freedoms.

Links to the various acts and charters that make up the Constitution of Canada can be found below.

Constitutional Law: some commentary