In practice, the law that is needed to regulate an activity often does not fall neatly into a single level of authority: federal and provincial laws often work together. Consider, for example, the recent case of marijuana legalization...
There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to the Kinder Morgan — soon, Government of Canada — pipeline. British Columbia has challenged it, as have several Indigenous groups.
For the average Canadian, the Constitution can seem pretty abstract. How does it affect me, a normal person, in a daily way? The answer is profoundly.
People sometimes think that public and constitutional law is an abstract concept – big ideas that don’t affect our daily lives.
Why is it the bedrock of our criminal justice system? How does it level the playing field of one person versus all of society? And… is it really as venerable and ancient a principle as we think it is?
Marijuana Legalization and the Federal-Provincial Relationship: Fundamentals of Canadian Law Podcast 004
We all know that the Canadian federal government is decriminalizing marijuana, but what does that mean?