The Canadian Constitution - Dundurn

The Canadian Constitution

Published March 2024


A fully updated edition of the first-ever primer on Canada’s Constitution — for anyone who wants to understand the supreme law of the land.

The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers. It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982, accompanied by an explanation of what each section means, along with a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events. The Canadian Constitution explains how the Supreme Court of Canada works and describes the people and issues involved in leading constitutional cases.

Author Adam Dodek, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, provides the only index to the Canadian Constitution, as well as fascinating background on the Supreme Court and the Constitution. This new edition is a great primer for those reading Canada’s Constitution for the first time and is a useful reference work for students and scholars.


Adam Dodek

Adam Dodek is a professor  and the former dean of the University of Ottawa Common Law Section. He teaches and writes about the Canadian Constitution and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has worked at the supreme Courts of both Canada and Israel, as well as the US Court of Appeals. Adam lives in Ottawa.

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Book Details

March 2024
6x9 in
224 pp
March 2024
224 pp
March 2024
224 pp