Quebec Studies

The Quebec Constitution

Quebec Studies (1999), 28, (1), 3–26.

Abstract

Dans certains milieux, un débat se poursuit sur l'opportunité de doter un Québec éventuellement souverain d'une constitution de type enchâssé. En revanche, il est possible d'affirmer qu'une constitution québécoise existe déjà. Une tradition constitutionnelle québécoise se baserait sur la constitution de type non-enchâssé que le Québec a héritée du modèle de Westminster, et plus globalement de la gouvernementalité britannique. Cette tradition comprend des éléments divers, dont les institutions du gouvernement parlementaire, les conventions constitutionnelles et d'autres caractéristiques implicites qui pourront continuer à servir le Québec, soit comme province du Canada, soit comme État souverain.

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