The Constitution of Canada

An Introduction to its Development and Law
Kennedy, W. P. M.
Friedland, Martin
Date published: 
May 2014

Kennedy's Constitution of Canada: An Introduction to its Development and Law was first published in 1922 and has long been considered to be a classic work on Canadian legal history. This new Wynford edition, introduced by legal academic and former Dean of Toronto Law School Martin Friedland, reflects on the context and the influence of Kennedy's remarkable work. In his comprehensive and knowledgeable volume, Kennedy traces the development of Canada from the earliest days of the French explorers until 1922. The book covers the seigniorial system in Quebec, colonial policy, responsible government, federation, Canada as a dominion, the distribution of legislative power, the imperial tie and federalism.