To complement the upcoming conference “Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution”, a new exhibit highlighting our print holdings on Canadian constitutional law is on display on L1 of the law library. The conference, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Constitution of Canada, will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016. It will feature a keynote address by the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, entitled “Constitutionalism in a Multicultural Society: The Role of Courts in Articulating Common Values.” Panel discussions of the conference will feature a variety of themes, including Federalism and Pluralism in the Canadian Constitution, the Court in Canadian Constitutionalism, the Migration of the Canadian Constitution, and Rights and Freedoms in the Constitution of Canada.
Much of the law library’s Canadian constitutional law collection is housed on the Lower East Side of the law library and our extensive comparative law collection on the Upper East section of the law library. Electronic resources useful for conducting Canadian legal research include Quicklaw, HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated and Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, as well as Oxford’s Constitutions of the World.