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

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Written Documents and Conventions Written Documents o Can be both constitutional and normal legislation o Constitution Act 1867 and Constitution Act 1982: main constitutional documents in Canada o Constitution Act 1867: outlines the division of power between the federal and provincial order of government o Constitution Act 1982: created amending formulas, created a Charter of Rights, and established Aboriginal treaty rights  Canada could not agree on amending formula before this  Some of the many amendments that it did  Amending formula: constitutionally the most important because it has been a stumbling block in Canada when Canada discussed being completely autonomous Conventions o Unmodified rules for managing political system  Not legally binding  Fed
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