Why does canada have a written constitution written

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Why does Canada have a written constitution?
Constitution Act, 1982: new elements to written constitutionCharter of Rights and FreedomsAmending FormulaeAboriginal and treaty rights
Written constitution: judicial interpretation Constitution Act, 1867“living tree”: persons case, 1929 (JCPC)
Question: are women persons under the Act?
Written Constitution: judicial interpretationConstitution Act, 1982Section 35: Aboriginal & treaty rightsDuty to consultHonour of the CrownJustification for infringementIncludes Metis peopleSection 15: Equality rightsApplies to historically disadvantaged groupsRead in rights for homosexuals
Sources of unwritten constitutional principles1.Usage/tradition: Preamble, Constitution Act, 1867: “A Constitution Similar in principle to that of the United Kingdom”2.Inference from written constitution3.International law(Chief Justice McLachlin, 2005)
Examples of principles inferred by the CourtQuebec Secession Reference:FederalismDemocracyMinority RightsConstitutionalism
Representative governmentIncluded in Supreme Court principle of democracy
Where is Canada’s written constitution?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid constitution (part written, part unwritten?

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