Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Charlottetown Accord, World-Systems Theory, Distinct Society

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1867: conventions inherited from uk such as a role of prime minister and, ex: british north america act: 1867 (now known as constitution act. Made amendments made from 1867 1982. Established the divisions of powers between the federal government and the provinces. Section #91: gives federal powers, including taxation powers, the peace order, power to natives, the military criminal law, etc. Section #95: provincial powers, including health care, welfare, local politics, local/private nature, licensing, education within the provinces, with some restrictions, commerce, agriculture, and immigration (both provincial and federal, ex: statute of westminster: 1931. Took canada out of british colonial status. Canadian parliament essentially became independent: constitution act of 1982 (including charter of rights and freedoms) Established a true canadian bill of rights which was superior to the 1960 bill of rights which only affected the canadian federal government. Never signed by quebec (but quebec is legally bound by it)

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