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February 7, 2013- Amending the Canadian Constitution.docx

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Department
Political Studies
Course
POLS 110
Professor
Jonathan W Rose
Semester
Winter

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Amending the Canadian Constitution  Monarchy, composition of Supreme Court, amending formula: unanimous consent  National matters “7/50 rule” o Protects large and small  Matters that affect only the federal government: consent of parliament  Matters that affect only one province: consent of that province’s legislature and parliament  Amendments since 1982 o One using 7/50 formula  Aboriginal rights (1983) o Two under federal jurisdiction  Appointment formula (1985)  Nunavut representation (1999)  Seven with just one province Assumptions of Federalism Secession and War  Why does war so frequently accompany secession?**  The most important assumption: all players in the system must be committed to power-sharing o Federalism cannot work unles
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