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Canadian Federalism

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Political Studies
POLS 205
Loleen Berdahl

POLS 205 2011-03-01 Canadian Federalism The Alberta Agenda, 2001 o Stephen Harper, Ted Morton and Tom Flanagan wrote the letter o Encouraged Albertans to exercise all legitimate constitutional rights with the Constitution of Canada  Do own income taxes  Federal funding for healthcare be discontinued  Force Senate reform issue  Establish own provincial police force o Letter set off political firestorm History Matters - Need for union o There was an apparent need for unionization o Fathers of Confederation did not like the idea of federalism - In 1846, Britain repealed preferential treatment of colonial trade - In the 1860s, the U.S. served notice of intention to repeal the reciprocity agreement o The U.S. wanted to attack what was known as Canada o Britain was not interested in protecting Canada Problems Between Canada East and Canada West - Canada West is now Ontario - Canada East is now Québec - Tory union o “impractible” - Legislative union was not viable? - Hoped to add PEI, BC, Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories - Canada was the third country to adopt federalism o Shortly after the U.S. had a bloody civil war - Division of powers Division of Legislative Powers in the Constitution Act, 1867 - Anything important went to the Government of Canada Federal Powers Over
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