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Legislation and Representation

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Professor
Cochraine
Semester
Winter

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Lecture Five: Legislative Power and Representation Review Democracy: by the people, of the people, for the people (Lincoln) Do not have direct democracy o Have representative or indirect democracy o Canada: Indirect, Indirect democracy Elect MPs who hold government accountable We dont really elect those who govern, we elect their check system Efficient vs. official government o Cabinet (Efficient) o House of Commons, Queen, Governor General (Official) Legislature Bicameral Legislature (Two Houses) o House of Commons (Lower House) 308 seats Rep. by population Elected by population through plurality (more votes than anyone else) Areas with more people then have more representation Confidence chamber Confidence (Majority plus one) in support of government required Can
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