Shaping a Nation: A History of Canada's Constitution
Contains Photos, Maps, Bibliography, Index
Brenda Reed is the curriculum and reference services librarian in the
Education Library, Queen’s University.
This book updates and expands Desmond Morton’s 1992 text
Confederation: A Short History of Canada’s Constitution. A new
introductory chapter titled “Why Have Constitutions?” sets the stage
for the well-written and accessible constitutional history that follows.
The author’s coverage of the Charlottetown Accord, the 1993 federal
election, and the 1995 Quebec referendum is informative and thoughtful.
The Constitution Act of 1982 appears for the first time in this edition.
Morton’s excellent summary of Canada’s constitutional history is a
priority purchase for all secondary-school and public libraries. Highly