Joint Committee on the Constitution – The Charter and Public Consensus

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Joint Committee on the Constitution – The Charter and Public Consensus

CPAC presents key debates and testimony from the 1980–81 Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada. In this episode, we look at testimony concerning public consultation and the role of the judiciary in interpreting the Constitution. Adam Dodek, a professor of law at the University of Ottawa, joins host Peter Van Dusen to provide historical analysis.

On January 8, 1981, the committee hears testimony from Peter Russell, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto.