Our Constitution - The Law of the Land

Our Constitution - The Law of the Land

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Most Canadians have heard a lot about the Constitution, but don't understand what it is or how it works. Using clear language, this film explains that the Constitution is made up of laws, court decisions and conventions. Together, they guide our legislatures and Parliament, delineating federal and provincial jurisdictions, and protecting citizens from abusive legislation.

Our Constitution - The Law of the Land touches on key moments in the Constitution's history, from the 1867 British North America Act (Constitution Act), to the 1982 repatriation of the Constitution and the Charter of Rights, to continued efforts at constitutional change. (Grades 6-12 civics and social studies.)

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Our Constitution - The Law of the Land, Jane Churchill, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Jane Churchill
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch
  • executive producer
    Floyd Elliott