Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada’s Re-Examination of Internal Trade: The Case of Beer

(Disponible en français : Affaire Gérard Comeau : Le commerce intérieur bientôt dans la mire de la Cour suprême du Canada) About 150 years ago, Canada’s Fathers of Confederation contemplated trade across provincial boundaries when drafting section 121 of the British North America Act, 1867, now the Constitution Act, 1867. According to section 121, “[a]ll…

Update – Ratifying and Implementing Trade and Investment Treaties in Canada

(Disponible en français : Mise à jour : Ratification et mise en œuvre des traités de commerce et d’investissement au Canada) Under Canada’s constitutional system, the conduct of foreign affairs is a royal prerogative power of the federal Crown. Consequently, the Executive Branch has the exclusive power to negotiate and conclude international treaties. Parliament has…