Canada’s Constitution

30 09 2009
British North America Act

British North America Act

Does Canada have a written constitution? According to a recent article in the American Political Science Review by James Fink, Canada’s constitution is entirely customary or unwritten. As political scientist Janet Ajzenstat points out, Canada has a written constitution.

I would add, however, that the unwritten parts of the Canadian constitution are more important than the written documents. This is probably what Fink meant to say.

Ned Franks on History of Minority Parliaments in Canada

29 09 2009

Ned Franks, Queen’s University political scientist, talks about the history of minority parliaments in Canada on TVOntario’s Agenda. Steve Paikin was, as always, a superb interviewer.