To mark the day, some of us Canuck law-talkin’ guys have decided to start a thread for questions about the Constitution of Canada. Spoons and Malthus are on-side, and I hope Muffin will join in as well. Any other Canuck law-talkin’ guys (or gals, of course) who want to join in, please do so.
We just have two guiding principles for this thread: we want it mainly fact-based, to keep it in GQ, and we want to avoid derailing it with debates (west v. east, Quebec v. ROC, francos v. anglos, queen v. republic, and so on). Nothing wrong with those debates, but we don’t want them to derail this thread. If you want to start a debate on one of those issues, or if one of them starts to arise in the thread, please take it to GD or IMHO, as appropriate.
And of course the usual caveat: this is not meant as legal advice, just a general discussion on matters of public interest. If you need legal advice on whether your hockey team playing on an outdoor rink that crosses a provincial boundary is a federal or provincial matter, please consult a division of powers lawyer in your province.
So, with those ground rules in mind: who’s up first? what burning question have you always had about the Constitution of Canada? law-talkin’guys (and gals) are standing by to take your calls! here’s your chance!