The Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada: An Exposé

James Bowden, Nicholas MacDonald

Abstract


In light of the much discussed issue to "codify" or make an official interpretation of constitutional conventions in Canada, this article introduces the

Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada to further stimulate discussion on the topics presented at the Public Policy Forum and at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights in 2011. It also posits that constitutional conventions derive from principles rather than existing in isolation. This article is part of a larger, forthcoming work in the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law. 

 


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