An Introduction to the Study of the Canadian Constitution
From: Constitutional Law, 5/e
Definition, history and characteristics of the Canadian Constitution.
Patrick J. Monahan
Patrick Monahan is Deputy Attorney General of Ontario and a Professor of Law (on leave) from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, where he served as Dean from 2003–2009. He also served as Vice President Academic and Provost of York University from 2009–2012. He has written widely on constitutional and public policy issues and was awarded the David Mundell Medal for excellence in legal writing in 2008.
Byron Shaw is a partner in the litigation group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto. His practice includes corporate and commercial litigation, class actions, constitutional and administrative law, and professional liability. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of court in Ontario, the federal courts and various administrative tribunals. He received his BA (Hons) in economics and his LLB from the University of British Columbia and clerked for the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2008–2009. He has published widely in the areas of constitutional law, conflict of laws, administrative law, and private law.
Padraic Ryan is counsel at the Constitutional Law Branch of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. After being called to the Ontario bar in 2012, he clerked at the Federal Court and the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He has argued Charter, federalism, and Human Rights Code cases before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Divisional Court, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in interventions concerning constitutional law.