Lec 6: Federalism

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What is federalism?
1.
Why did Canada adopt a federal system?
2.
Eight faces of Canadian Federalism
3.
Last one brought up the use of tazers.
Various ministers meet twice a year and agenda is set by the province hosting the meeting.
Executive federalism:
Functions of parliament and pillars of parliament and different branches. Different ways of seeing the
roles of the MPs. Machinery of Gov. Role of GG and PM and House and
Federalism takes us into law in the British North American Act (1867).
195-196: power to make laws and legislate is divided -its the federal government; central in Ottawa.
Both.
Who controls finance, banking, taxation?
Federal
Who gets the residual power? Any power that is not listed.
Boundaries about what is federal and what is prov is not clear at all.
When you get all the premiers and the PM together, whatever they want, they get because the power
is so centralized. Power is concentrated in the executive. This is not the same in the states because
their machinery of gov is diff.
The supreme court used to be in Britain.
They would be the biggest court -appeal, criminal, etc.
Intra vires; inside of jurisdicion
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Ultra vires; outside of jurisdiction
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Strare Decisis;
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Peace, order and good government (POGG)
In the earlier years, Ottawa dominated because the JCPC took the law or whatever literally.
Then the provinces began making way and the situation flipped.
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: -strengthened federal power
Federal govt. Conditions:
Ex: medicare as a shared-cost program:
Lec 6: Federalism
October-19-10
2:11 PM
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Various ministers meet twice a year and agenda is set by the province hosting the meeting. Last one brought up the use of tazers. Functions of parliament and pillars of parliament and different branches. Different ways of seeing the roles of the mps. Role of gg and pm and house and. Federalism takes us into law in the british north american act (1867). Two types of government can impose themselves on the citizens. Canada has one of the only fed systems in the world and definitely one of the oldest. 195-196: power to make laws and legislate is divided - its the federal government; central in ottawa. In a purely classical, purely theoretical system, neither gov would be subordinate or superior to the other . The first minister would not be less important than the prime minister. In practice fed systems are generally biased in one direction or another.

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