New and Notable Titles: A selection of recent publications relating to parliamentary studies prepared with the assistance of the Library of Parliament (August 2021--October 2021).


Bilodeau, Roger. "Canada's judicial appointment process / Le processus des nominations a la magistrature au Canada." Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law / Revue de droit parlementaire et politique 15 (3): 465-, September/septembre 2021.

* The recent appointment of the Honorable Justice Mahmud Jamal to the Supreme Court of Canada provides an opportunity to take stock of and reflect on the state of judicial appointments in Canada.... En raison du fait que la Cour supreme du Canada traite des appels en francais et en anglais, que les plaidoiries ecrites peuvent etre soumises dans Tune ou l'autre langue officielle, et que les avocats et avocates peuvent plaider dans la langue officielle de leur choix, on s'attend qu'un juge de cette cour puisse lire des documents et comprendre une plaidoirie sans devoir recourir a la traduction ou a Tinterpretation. Idealement, le juge doit pouvoir discuter avec un avocat pendant une plaidoirie et avec les autres juges de la Cour en francais ou en anglais. Bowman, Benjamin. "Missing an opportunity? The limited civic imagination of votes at 16." Parliamentary Affairs 74 (3): 581-96, July 2021.

* The debate over reform to the voting age at Westminster elections is dominated by a concept of young people as deficient and disengaged citizens. In the contemporary context of young civic action, new approaches to the civic can support a regeneration of the vote in young people's expanded political toolbox. A conceptual approach to the debate on voting reform is presented alongside a critical appraisal of the opportunities available, to all sides of the debate, to contribute to young political regeneration. Burton, Rebecca. "Parliamentary privilege, search warrants and intrusive powers: are memoranda of understanding fit for purpose?" Australasian Parliamentary Review--Journal of the Australasian Study of Parliament Group 35 (1): 111-40, Winter/Spring 2020.

* The rule of law is a principle under which all citizens, including Members of Parliament, are subject to the same laws that are publicly promulgated and equally enforced. However, in order to effectively discharge their duties and preserve the independence of the legislature from other areas of government, Members of Parliament have special immunities under the law of parliamentary privilege ... this paper explores parliamentary privilege in Australia and how Australian jurisdictions have navigated the competing requirements of the law of parliamentary...

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