The constitution: every constitution establishes the instruments of government. Are women eligible to sit in the senate: three constitution pillars, responsible govt. 1848 governed by convention: (an unwritten rule base don custom that binds political actors to adhere to the traditions of the constitutional order. Govt. must maintain confidence of the legislature: federalism, charter of rights. The scc on conventions: the main purpose of constitutional conventions is to ensure that the legal frameworks of the. Constitution will be operated in accordance with the prevailing constitutional values or principles of the period: 1981 patriation reference. Different visions of where supreme authority lie: pan-canadian, t(cid:396)udeau"s (cid:448)isio(cid:374), parliament of canada is the only institution in canada that all canadians share. Every citizen can vote; therefore only parliament of canada can speak for the country: the charter of rights applies to everyone in canada. It generates an image of canada as a community of equal individuals.