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Special Issue of Perspectives on Federalism on “The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform”

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

Under the leadership of Giuseppe Martinico, the Scuola Sant’Anna in Pisa hosted an international symposium in May 2017 to mark the Sesquicentennial of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1867. The symposium invited scholars to explore four dimensions of the Constitution of Canada: its history, evolution, influence and reform.

Some of the papers presented at this symposium have now been published in a special issue of Perspectives on Federalism.  The entire issue is available here for download.

The program was organized under the auspices of the Sant’Anna Legal Studies project and with the support of the DIRPOLIS (Law, Politics and Development) Institute at the Scuola Sant’Anna, the Canadian Embassy in Italy, and the International Association of Constitutional Law.

The entire event was held in memory of Alessandro Pizzorusso, Professor of Constitutional and Comparative Law at the Universities of Pisa and Florence. Author of over 1000 publications in Italian, French, Spanish and English, Professor Pizzorusso was a member of the Italian Superior Council of the Judiciary, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, and of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

The symposium was convened by Martinico along with Antonia Baraggia, Cristina Fasone and me.

We hope readers will enjoy this special issue.


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