Constitution of Canada

The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada. The interpretation of the Constitution is called the Canadian constitutional law.

The composition of the Constitution of Canada is defined in subsection 52(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 as consisting of

  • the Canada Act 1982 (including the Constitution Act, 1982, which also includes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms)
  • all acts and orders referred to in the schedule, including the Constitution Act, 1867
  • and any amendments to these documents.

The Supreme Court of Canada held that the list is not exhaustive and includes unwritten components as well.