POLS 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Patriation Reference, Parliamentary Sovereignty, Canada Act 1982

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The constitution consists of both written and unwritten rules. Minor adjustments are no more feasible than major. The constitution is more than just a government document. It brings attention to aboriginal issues and give you insight into rights and wrong doings. A set of guideposts for normal political behaviour. Canada"s constitution is firmly rooted in british traditions but it differs significantly . The division of powers outlines who has what powers. We violated dozens of human rights in our attempts to assimilate aboriginal children. A political system in which you have two levels of government. Commonly used in countries that are large in area i. e. canada, russia, mexico, india. Parliamentary democracy is best understood as combination of four different facets: 4. liberal democracy representative democracy constitutional monarchy responsible government. Every policy decision ultimately made by elected representatives. Every decision has your promotion you either did or did not vote. Today you are either liberal, conservative, or ndp.

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