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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 1119
Professor
N.Walsh
Semester
Winter

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Judiciary  Judicial Commission of Enquiry o Increasingly common for judges to head Royal Commissions  Judges have great experience in organizing procedurally fair hearings  Judges have reputation for impartiality o Gives judges great political power o Fear that could politicize judiciary  Judicial interpretation of Constitution o A very political power o Relates to Federalism and Charter of Rights and Freedom o Two methods  Specific cases – for example the recent ‘Miranda’ rulings; and  Reference Procedure  Reference Procedure o Source of some of the most important constitutional decisions, such as;  Reference re Same Sex marriage  Secession of Quebec  Resolution to Amend the Constitution o Allows governments to skip the legal process (can take a decade
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