In canada, you can be in the cabinet without being elected. You can be elected to parliament as a cabinet minister and not be a regional elective. If you run for a house of commons position and lose, you must consequently resign your position as a cabinet member. With the seperation of provinces and their own governments, and the federal government, the ppl had to answer to both govs. Does not mean the fed powers are any less. The charter lays out the rights and orders the fed principle. Big c are formal texts - written down. Act of 1867 - british north american act. Act of 1982 - addition of charter of rights. And any other acts part of the constitution. Order in counsel (referring to the cabinet) - issues have the force of law even if they are not debated in parliament if they are decided by the cabinet or such.