First Principles: Constitutional Reform with Respect to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, 1982-1984

Description

292 pages
Contains Bibliography
$15.00
ISBN 0-88911-432-3

Year

1985

Contributor

Reviewed by Aluin Gilchrist

Aluin Gilchrist is a Vancouver-based Canadian government civil
litigation lawyer.

Review

Professor Schwartz is a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. He writes from the point of view of a member of the Manitoba delegation to the conferences held to discuss the Constitution Act, 1982, and he pays special attention to the point of view of the Metis.

The chapters that give brief outlines of legal questions peculiar to aboriginal peoples of Canada are of interest, and the chapters that discuss the efforts to achieve a draft might interest anyone who wants a scholarly explanation of what commonly happens at a Canadian constitutional convention.

A bibliography is given for each chapter (all at the end of the book). There is no list of cases or index, but the table of contents does give some form to this narrative and commentary on the 1983-84 conferences.

Since the pages will fall out no matter how carefully the book is handled, it is more convenient to tear them all out, then three-hole punch them and place them in a looseleaf binder.

Citation

Schwartz, Bryan, “First Principles: Constitutional Reform with Respect to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, 1982-1984,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 23, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/36436.