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The Resource Seven absolute rights : recovering the historical foundations of Canada's rule of law, Ryan Alford

Seven absolute rights : recovering the historical foundations of Canada's rule of law, Ryan Alford

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Seven absolute rights : recovering the historical foundations of Canada's rule of law
Title
Seven absolute rights
Title remainder
recovering the historical foundations of Canada's rule of law
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Alford
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Language
eng
Summary
"About:For 150 years, Canada's constitutional order has been both flexible and durable, ensuring peace, order, and good government while protecting the absolute rights at the core of the rule of law. In this era of transnational terrorism and proliferating emergency powers, it is essential to revisit how and why our constitutional order developed particular limits on the government's powers, which remain in force despite war, rebellion, and insurrection. Seven Absolute Rights surveys the historical foundations of Canada's rule of law and the ways they reinforce the Constitution. Ryan Alford provides a gripping narrative of constitutional history, beginning with the medieval and early modern context of Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, and the constitutional settlement of the Glorious Revolution. His reconstruction ends with a detailed examination of two pre-Confederation crises: the rebellions of 1837-38 and the riots of 1849, which, as he demonstrates, provide the missing constitutionalist context to the framing of the British North America Act. Through this accessible exploration of key events and legal precedents, Alford offers a distinct perspective on the substantive principles of the rule of law embedded in Canada's Constitution. In bringing constitutional history to life, Seven Absolute Rights reveals the history and meaning of these long-forgotten protections and shows why they remain fundamental to our freedom in the twenty-first century."--
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1975-
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Alford, Ryan Patrick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Rule of law
  • Constitutional history
  • Rule of law
  • Canada
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Seven absolute rights : recovering the historical foundations of Canada's rule of law, Ryan Alford
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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pages cm
Isbn
9780228000785
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1126213397
Label
Seven absolute rights : recovering the historical foundations of Canada's rule of law, Ryan Alford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780228000785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1126213397

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