Hugh Alan Craig Cairns
, (2 March 1930 – 27 August 2018) was a Canadian
political scientist and professor. His scholarship focused on diverse topics within Canadian politics
, including federalism, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
, electoral politics, the role of the courts, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and Indigenous issues. Cairns was a leading expert of federalism and governance, and his scholarship remains foundational in Canadian political science.
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