Dalhousie Law Journal


Canada, policy, internation treaties, House of Commons, Tabling Policy


In January 2008, the government ofCanada announced the adoption of the policy that international treaties would be tabled in the House of Commons following their signature or adoption and prior to Canada formally notifying its intention to be bound by the treaty. This article provides an overview of the Tabling Policy, the domestic legal structure of treaty-making in Canada, a description of the international instruments that have been tabled under the Policy from 2008 to 2011, and a review of the one treaty that has been discussed at length in the House of Commons.