POL337Y1 Lecture Notes - Big Country, Lower Canada, New Economics Foundation

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Oct 23 2012
POL 337Y1 Canadian Constitution
Prof. Vuk Radmkovic
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POL 337Y1 Canadian Constitution
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Lecture 7 Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012
What is the key issue in advising governor general?
- It doesn’t seem right to parole parliament based on your political
experiment. But it would be hard to diffuse that request.
What is federalism?
- You must know this
- Doubt to legislate within particular set of jurisdictional area neither of
which can subjugate the other. Each level of government are in that sense
sovereign.
Evolution of Canadian federalism
- 1. Lower Canada consist mostly of French-speaking people. Upper Canada is
Southern Ontario where there are mostly English-speaking people
- 2. New Brunswick
- 3. Nova Scotia
- John A. McDonalds
- George Etienne Cartier
o Friend of McDonalds
o French Canadian,
o Was not that important at the time but today he is considered
important
- Shadow of US
o Creating a big country to defend itself
o 1867 there are not many countries that are federal. Canada is
thinking of having this federal system of govt. Then US is, and it just
had civil war. So this has perception that federalism is messy and
leads to war.
- Shadow of Great Britain
o On the other hand, GB is calmer.
- Goal was creating one Canada.
o Common defense
o Commercial prosperity
Political expansion etc.
o Bridging the ethno-linguistic divide
Canada has a significant territorially concentrated linguistic
divide
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It doesn"t seem right to parole parliament based on your political experiment. But it would be hard to diffuse that request. Doubt to legislate within particular set of jurisdictional area neither of which can subjugate the other. Each level of government are in that sense sovereign. Southern ontario where there are mostly english-speaking people. George etienne cartier: friend of mcdonalds, french canadian, was not that important at the time but today he is considered important. Shadow of us: creating a big country to defend itself, 1867 there are not many countries that are federal. Canada is thinking of having this federal system of govt. Then us is, and it just had civil war. So this has perception that federalism is messy and leads to war. Shadow of great britain: on the other hand, gb is calmer. Goal was creating one canada: common defense, commercial prosperity. Political expansion etc: bridging the ethno-linguistic divide. Canada has a significant territorially concentrated linguistic divide.

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