Constitutional Law

Find leading Constitutional Law lawyers and law firms in Ontario

What is Constitutional Law?

Constitutional law in Ontario, Canada refers to the fundamental principles and rules that govern the relationships between the different levels of government, as well as the rights and freedoms of individuals and groups in society. The Constitution Act, 1867 and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are the two key documents that form the basis of constitutional law in Ontario.

The Constitution Act, 1867 outlines the distribution of powers between the federal government and the provincial governments, and establishes the framework for the operation of Canada's parliamentary system. It also sets out the responsibilities of the different branches of government, including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees a range of rights and freedoms, including freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and equality before the law. It also includes provisions for the protection of minority rights, the right to due process, and the right to a fair trial.

In Ontario, the constitutional law is enforced by the courts, which have the power to strike down laws that violate the Constitution or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As such, constitutional law plays a vital role in protecting the rights and freedoms of Ontarians and ensuring the proper functioning of the government.

Constitutional Law lawyers and law firms in Ontario

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BT Legal
City: Toronto
Practice Areas: Civil Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Employment Law, Wills & Estates
Ruby Shiller Enenajor Barristers
City: Toronto
Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Civil Law