About the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law

Democracy is a fundamental value in Canadian constitutional and political culture, best suited to provide just and equitable government for the people. Democracy is a system of government based primarily on principled public action. As a system of constitutional government, it requires the conduct of public affairs in accordance with the will of the majority of the people, supported by the rule of law and respect for minorities. These principles guide the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law (JPPL).

To strengthen and protect them from misuse or abuse of public power, democracy and democratic government must be analyzed and studied in an apolitical and non-partisan manner. JPPL aims to do this for its readers.

 

Since 2008, JPPL is published three times a year by Thomson Reuters, on behalf of the Institute of Parliamentary and Political Law.

If you wish to express yourself on one of these subjects, please contact Gregory Tardi at lawprof@live.ca and submit your work.

Each issue comprises:

Commentary on the Role of Law

Articles

Practice Notes

Texts about Legislation

Texts about Litigation

Texts about Jurisprudence

Texts about the Literature on Parliamentary and Political Law.

JPPL MANAGEMENT

 

Gregory Tardi - General Editor

Prof. Yan Campagnolo - Deputy Editor

Steven Chaplin - Deputy Editor

Gavin Murphy - Deputy Editor

 

 

EDITORS  /  MEMBRES DU CONSEIL DE LA RÉDACTION

J.W.J. Bowden

David Brock

Prof. Kathy Brock

Julia Deutsch

Benoît Duchesne

Charles Feldman

Dave Guénette

Niamh Leonard

Megan Ma

Nicholas Macdonald

Melanie Mortensen

Prof. Radha Persaud

Prof. Maxime St.-Hilaire

Gail Sinclair

Anna Turinov

Siobhan Walsh

Shane Zurbrigg

THOMSON REUTERS
O'Neil Smith (Product Development Manager)

Lisa Marrello (Academic Sales)

Nicole Pastuch (Editorial Staff)

INVITATION TO WRITE

On November 11, 1947, Sir Winston Churchill is reputed to have said:

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…

 

The Institute of Parliamentary and Political Law and its voice in the forum of public ideas, the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, subscribe to this view! Democracy is preferable to authoritarian or dictatorial government.

As a system of government, democracy requires the conduct of public affairs in accordance with the will of the majority of the people, supported by the rule of law and respect for minorities. Democracy is primarily based on principled public action and it is best suited to provide just and equitable government for the people in Canada. Indeed, it is a fundamental value in Canadian constitutional and political culture.

Democracy and democratic government cannot be presumed to prevail. They must be strengthened and protected from misuse or abuse of public power. In turn, this requires the ongoing dissemination of knowledge, analysis and study in an apolitical and non-partisan manner. The Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law aims to do this for its readers! The Journal seeks to inform all citizens and in particular parliamentarians and officials of government, academics and students, as well as members of the legal, political, public policy and all related professions.

The Journal is published three times a year, since 2008, by Thomson Reuters, on behalf of the Institute of Parliamentary and Political Law. Each issue comprises:

- Articles (15-30 pages, with footnotes and, if applicable, a bibliography);

- Practice Notes (5-12 pages, with no footnotes and, if applicable, a very short bibliography);

- Texts about Legislation (5-7 single-spaced pages);

- Texts about Litigation (5-7 single-spaced pages); and

- Texts about the Literature on Parliamentary and Political Affairs (5-7 single-spaced pages).

 

If you have an interest in these subjects and wish to express yourself, please contact the Editorial Board and submit your writing! La Revue comprend des textes en français aussi bien qu'en anglais.

Please format your submissions in Word, using Times New Roman 12 - point font.

 

Submission should be sent to: lawprof@live.ca. Thank you!