Constitutional Law, 9th Edition

Since the printing of the first edition in 1983, Constitutional Law of Canada has been regarded as the seminal casebook on constitutional law. The most recent edition has been entirely reworked. It remains the first and only Canadian constitutional law text available online on Quicklaw.

What the critics say:

“Professor Magnet’s casebook is the most comprehensive and wide ranging work in the field. He covers not just the leading cases but also includes in-depth commentary and broader relevant materials such as government reports and expert commentary. Authored by one of Canada’s leading constitutional scholars, the 9th edition is a primary source book for students, academics and lawyers alike.”
 - Patrick J. Monahan, Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School,

“This book by a leading teacher and scholar is an excellent, comprehensive text on constitutional law that incorporates relevant case law, scholarly doctrinal excerpts as well as explanatory research notes. It will have wide appeal as a text book for law students. Moreover, it provides a very useful reference for members of the legal profession.” - Honourable Justice Hebert Marx, Superior Court of Quebec

“Professor Magnet’s Constitutional Law of Canada has proven to be a great resource for courts and students alike. [It] brings admirable focus to some of the most difficult legal and policy issues that arise in constitutional law. This new 9th edition appears destined to become a staple of the classroom and the courtroom.”
     - Andrew K. Lokan, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

“This is a rich and comprehensive source of Canadian constitutional legal materials. Thorough and completely up to date, Professor Magnet’s book is an invaluable research tool for practitioners, scholars and students alike. One may find not only answers to our fundamental constitutional questions, but also directions to test those issues not yet resolved by the courts.”
     - Henry S. Brown, Q.C., Senior Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP


Volume I addresses Canada’s federal system, Aboriginal peoples, constitutional procedure and remedies.

  • Table of Contents – Volume I
  • Sample Chapter – Division of Powers

Volume II is available in the 8th Edition, 2001. This volume covers the exciting area of Charter litigation and the full spectrum of Charter doctrine, discussion and caselaw.

  • Table of Contents – Volume II
  • Sample Chapter – Charter of Rights

Ordering Information

Volume I of the Ninth Edition and Volume II of the Eighth Edition of the Constitutional Law of Canada are available from Juriliber Publishers at a cost of $75.00 per volume. For details, please contact Juriliber at:

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