Governing with the Charter: Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers' Intent - Law and Society (Paperback)
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Governing with the Charter: Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers' Intent - Law and Society (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 04/10/2006
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In Governing with the Charter, James Kelly clearly demonstrates that our current democratic deficit is not the result of the Supreme Court's judicial activism. On the contrary, an activist framers' intent surrounds the Charter, and the Supreme Court has simply, and appropriately, responded to this new constitutional environment. While the Supreme Court is admittedly a political actor, it is not the sole interpreter of the Charter, as the court, the cabinet, and bureaucracy all respond to the document, which has ensured the proper functioning of constitutional supremacy in Canada. Kelly analyzes the parliamentary hearings on the Charter and also draws from interviews with public servants, senators, and members of parliament actively involved in appraising legislation to ensure that it is consistent with the Charter. He concludes that the principal institutional outcome of the Charter has been a marginalization of Parliament and that this is due to the Prime Minister's decision on how to govern with the Charter.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774812122
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

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