THE REFERENCE POWER HAS, suddenly, become the fascination of the legal academic community in Canada. Two books on the subject were published in 2019 from different and complementary perspectives. Together, they represent a novel inquiry into a power that is exercised differently in Canada than it is in any other country.
"Courts Without Cases: The Law and Politics of Advisory Opinions by Carissima Mathen and Seeking the Court’s Advice: The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power by Kate Puddister."
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