What happens when there is a dispute between the provincial and federal governments regarding who
has control of what?
You go to the courts: But when you go to the courts, you get a legal answer, and its not always the most
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Prof presents case study: 35 years ago in Toronto: The Federal government decided it wanted to build
an international airport in Toronto (They felt Pearson was too small). They decided it would be in
Pickering. People there were against it t pollution, traffic, etc. The people there started lobbying the
provincial government, but the Federal government wanted to go ahead.
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government in that they have authority over airports, but they said that since they have authority over
roads and sewerage, they would not provide any of that. Hence, there is no airport in Pickering.
This is an example of how the lines are fuzzy between central and provincial power.
Another example: Weights and measures are Federal responsibilities t Prof gives example of a store: A
scale in that store is regulated by the Federal government, but the building permit is given by the
Executive Federalism: Canadian system.
Over time, the provinces have gained considerable power. This is because of judicial rulings.
- JCPC t Judicial court of the Privy Council t These guys are sitting in the House of Lords in Britain.
- Intra Vires
- Ultra Vires
- Stare Decisis
After WWII, people wanted positive government rather than negative government (for the government
to do something rather than limited government). But which government is responsible for things like
government have gained considerable power over time.