Dennis Baker, University of Guelph

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Associate Professor Guelph, Ontario bakerd@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56635

Bio/Research

Dr. Baker's research focuses on the separation of powers, particularly the relationship between the courts and the representative branches. His book, "Not Quite Supreme", considers the limits of the Supreme Court of Canada’s power to settle political controversies and offers a spirited defense of...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Baker's research focuses on the separation of powers, particularly the relationship between the courts and the representative branches. His book, "Not Quite Supreme", considers the limits of the Supreme Court of Canada’s power to settle political controversies and offers a spirited defense of a Parliament’s role in constitutional interpretation. Baker has written on a number of constitutional controversies including the use of retroactive remedies in same-sex equality cases and has co-authored articles on the institutional politics behind the rules of evidence in sexual assault cases and the strategic maneuvering behind the Supreme Court rulings on prisoners’ voting rights.

He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Calgary.


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