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

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The Constitution Act 1867 and others  Preamble  Clearly identifies who the constitution was written for; the United Province of Canada, NB, NS  Written to create a working political community with everything else as an add-on to the basic compromise  I. Preliminary  II. Union  III. Executive Power  IV. Legislative Power  V. Provincial Constitutions  Different provinces are constituted very differently  They follow the basic Westminster form of governance but they go about doing things differently  VI. Distribution of Legislative Powers  VII. Judicature  VIII. Revenues; Debts; Assets; Taxation  How federal governments assumes the debts from the provinces  IX. Miscellaneous Provisions Constitution Act 1867  Created the Dominion of Canada – not a state  Doesn’t explain the key powers of a state  Ultimate sovereignty still rested with the imperial
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