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Formal Executive Crown/The Governor General

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McGill University
Political Science
POLI 221
Rick Schultz

thGovernment of CanadaSeptember 14Topic 3 The Formal Executive Crown and Governor General The Crown and its Representative the GG Dignified or Efficient Parts of the Political System The crownmonarch doesnt really have much power in our government GG has residual powers largely symbolic dignifiedis the GG just a rubber stampExecutive powerdeclaration of executive power in the queen Section 9 the executive government and authority of and over Canada is hereby declared to continue and be vested in the queenLegislative powerconstitution of parliament of Canada Section 17 there shall be one parliament for Canada consisting of the queen an upper house styled the senate and the House of Commons Original role of the monarch head of state1947almost all but one of the powers of the monarch were delegated to GG PM not the head of state just head of the governmentarguably defacto Significant checks were GG not as rep of the queen but as imperial officer officer of the British government o Canada was a colony in 1867 British government was concerned that as a colony Canadians may enact pub
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