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University of Toronto Scarborough
Political Science
James Mc Allister

POLA51 TUT 929032012 121300 PM Multiculturalism and Diversity 1971 passage of the multiculturalism act changing demographics old idea of charter groups discarded on account of pressure from thirdforce Canadians the relationship bw EnglishFrench and Aboriginal Canadians institutionalized early on pp 440 Multiculturalism There are no official cultures in Canadaconcept rejected in Quebec TrudeauEnglish Canada doesnt have a cultureI m going to give it one interculturalism in QuebecCanada as Constitutional Monarchy Any action of the govt is taken in the Queens name Duties carried out by govt general symbolic role reminder of colonial ties to Britain and dominant of Britishorigin Canadiansgood or bad Constitutional crisesshould the GG have a significant influence eg ProroguementThere are periods that arise the powers of govt general Has a lot of duties they become less importantPowers of the PM S 11 and s 13 of the Constitutional Act are the formal sources of his or her power p 8 Much of his power is derived from convention Govt general takes advice from pretty council S 54 also important because it gives control over the budget and money matters to the cabinet Wide range powers of appointment and decision making pp 23940 Responsible govt is another conventions strengthens the PMs power Creates a distinction to bills
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