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Style of causeRatio

Authorson v. Canada (Attorney General), 2003 SCC 39, [2003] 2 SCR 40

Due process protections do not apply to the legislative process.

Hogan v. Newfoundland (Attorney General), 2000 NFCA 12

An unwritten constitutional principle cannot defeat a written constitutional principle.

Reference re Secession of Quebec, [1998] 2 SCR 217

There are unwritten constitutional principles:
• 1. Federalism
• 2. Democracy
• 3. Constitutionalism and Rule of law
• 4. Respect for minorities

Roncarelli v Duplessis, [1959] SCR 121

There is no such thing as absolute discretion in public law. Discretion must always be exercised in accordance with statutory purpose.