La réforme du Sénat en marge des procédures multilatérales de modification constitutionnelle

Authors: Mathieu, Catherine
Advisor: Taillon, Patrick
Abstract: The obstacles facing great constitutional reforms increasingly push political actors to prefer unilateralism over multilateralism by way of privileging both the path of unilateral modification and para-constitutionality. Accordingly, this paper analyses the extent to which the federal Parliament can alter certain aspects of the Senate, by proposing and applying an analytical framework for assessing the reforms that the latter may make without the use of multilateral procedures for constitutional amendment This study not only addresses the modification procedure and institutional reforms but also deals with the status and the hierarchy of the constitutional norms being aimed by these reforms. It takes into consideration the questions which could become subject of judicial decisions in the years to come, whether it be for the reform of the Senate or more broadly for situations involving the delimitation of the unilateral constituent power of the federal Parliament and provincial legislatures.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2013
Open Access Date: 19 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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