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For the debates surrounding the creation of the Emergencies Act, please visit our collection HERE.

In light of Quebec’s attempt to change its constitution we have created a Report: Compilation of primary documents to assist in interpreting the English phrases: “Provincial Constitutions” or “Constitution of the Province” or “Local Constitutions” HERE

About Us

We seek to be the most complete word-searchable electronic repository of documents relating to the Canadian constitution.

Our aim is to make it possible for anyone —whether student, teacher, lawyer, or judge— to easily access the entire documentary record of what Canada’s leaders—as well as reasonable, well-informed Canadians—were thinking when they adopted the constitutional provisions that govern us today. Only by knowing this, can present-day Canadians know the meaning of our constitutional law.

You can see the documents in our collection, arranged either by Dates or by Keywords, in the corresponding section of the navigation bar.


We are proud to announce the first publication in our book series Canada’s Primary Constitutional Documents, The Quebec Resolutions: Including Several Never-Published Preliminary Drafts by George Brown and John A. Macdonald & a Collection of all Previously-Published Primary Documents Relating to the Conference, Edited by Charles Dumais (CCF, 2021).
The E-Book is Now Available for Download.

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