Peace, Order and Good Government: A Primer - Institute on Governance

Peace, Order and Good Government: A Primer


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One of the most significant phrases of the Canadian constitution is “Peace, Order, and Good Government”, also known simply as “POGG”, which outlines the residuary powers of the federal government. Due to its wide-reaching implications for Canadian law and statecraft, the POGG clause has been subject to many heated debates and precise meaning of POGG has been subject to many bouts of legal interpretation and re-intrepretation. This primer provides a concise overview of POGG including its background and legal history. It also provides references to other cases and publications of importance for those seeking to further probe the importance of POGG.

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