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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 2150
Professor
Scott Schau
Semester
Fall

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POLS1400F1101FederalSystems1ProfessorMohanOctober162011Chapter18TheProvincesandTheFederalSystemPage455FederalismcanbedefinedasadivisionofpowersbetweencentralandregionalgovernmentssuchasthatneitherissubordinatetotheotherThisdefinitiondistinguishestherelationshipbetweennationalandprovincialgovernmentsfromthatbetweenprovincialandmunicipalgovernmentsTheProvincialPoliticalSystemsCanadacomprisesoftenprovincesandthreeterritoriesProvincesareautonomouswithinthepowersgiventothembytheConstitutionTerritoriesareconstitutionallysubordinatetothefederalgovernmentTerritoriesincreasinglyfunctionasprovincesexercisingsimilarpowersthesepowercouldbetheoreticallyrevokedEachprovincehasconsiderablepoliticalandeconomicsignificanceinitsownrightandcanbeconsideredaseparatepoliticalsystemEachprovincealsohassomewhatdistinctivepoliticalcultureandarrayofadvocacygroupsProvincialpoliticalsystemsoperatingsystemsresemblethoseofthefederalsystemsThelieutenantgovernortheoreticallyheadseachprovinceThefederalprimeminsterappointsthelieutenantgovernorThelieutenantgovernorrepresentstheQueenThelieutenantgovernorfunctionsasthemonarchFederalSystems2
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