Foundations: The Words That Shaped Canada

(Disponible en français : Textes fondateurs : les mots qui ont façonné le Canada) To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Library of Parliament opened on 9 March 2017 an exhibit entitled Foundations: The Words that Shaped Canada. Over the coming months, people visiting or using the services of the Library’s main branch will…

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The Role of the Supreme Court of Canada – Membership and the Nomination Process

Maxime Charron-Tousignant Robin MacKay Legal and Social Affairs Division The Supreme Court of Canada was created by Statute in 1875 and since that time its membership and nomination process have evolved considerably. The Court acts as a general court of appeal for Canada, deriving its authority from section 101 of the Constitution Act, 1867 and…

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Parliament Remembers

Karen Norman and Mayra Perez-Leclerc Legal and Social Affairs Division On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day…