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Constitutional Space for Cities
- Date Updated: December 2020
This session was presented as part of Future Cities Canada: #UnexpectedSolutions.
Mary Eberts, Renowned Constitutional Law expert;Alexandra Flynn, Law Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, The University of British Columbia; Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin; and Nathalie Des Rosiers, Principal, Massey College, Constitutional Law Specialist
The growth of our cities has not been matched by the modernisation of their governance. Their powers continue to be defined by other orders of government. What can be done about this? The session explores what are the tools, within the current constitutional framework, that could be used as well as the range of constitutional changes, such as city charters, that could be considered.