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Much of the Canadian political environment is symbolically summarized in the Constitution

It is the nature of Constitution to formally present the ideal type of a society. To symbolically represent the guiding principles of our political society

What constitutions do:

Canada hybrid Constitutional tradition

Primary Principles:

Relationship between Executive, legislature, and judiciary

Geographical relationship:

Judicial review:

Relationship to citizens:

Parliamentary supremacy, if it has not been replaced, has been significantly qualified by constitutional supremacy

Amendment Procedure

Citizen Participation in Constitutional Reform