Constitutional Reform of the Canadian Judiciary

  • Peter H. Russell


A consideration of both the judicial sections of the B.N.A. Act and the public expectations concerning the judiciary suggest three basic norms which are relevant to the exercise of judicial power in the Canadian Constitutional system - the independence of the judiciary, bilingualism and biculturalism, and federalism. The author analyzes the Canadian judiciary from the point of view of each of these precepts and makes suggestions for constitutional reform of the Canadian Judiciary.