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ISBN: 9781552213124-05

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Making Waves

The Supreme Court of Canada Confronts Stephen Harper's Brand of Federalism

From: What's Next for Canada?


Examination of both legal arguments and non-legal factors to explain why the Court turned away from a flexible federalism model to decide the Securities Reference.



David Schneiderman

David Schneiderman is professor of law and political science at the University of Toronto where he teaches Canadian and US constitutional law and international investment law. He has authored numerous articles and edited several books on Canadian federalism, the Charter of Rights, Canadian constitutional history, and constitutionalism and globalization. He has authored Constitutionalizing Economic Globalization: Investment Rules and Democracy’s Promise (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008) and co-authored The Last Word: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006).