Dr. Thomas S. Harrison

Stories

In 150 Year why do Canadians ignore the Statute of Westminster?

The Statute of Westminster is the amongst the most important, but least appreciated, parts of Canada’s constitutional regime. The story of this British Act of Parliament is a distinctly Canadian tale of legal history and politics. It starts in 1929 in London, England, with an odd bit of synchronicity. In October of that year, Britain’s Judicial Com