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Lecture

Canadian Constitution 1st lecture


Department
Public Policy and Administration Studies
Course Code
PPAS 2200
Professor
Khashayar Hooshiyar

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CLASS QUESTIONS
Canada monarchy or republic?
oCanada is a monarchy
Does Canada have a constitution?
oCanadian constitution act of 1982
Up until 1982 Canada was dependant on Britain
After 1982 Canada became dependant but why is it still a monarchy? If were
truly independent
Laws cannot be added tin Canada unless the royal/Queen gives her consent
How do we distinguish Canada from the United states?
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE charter and constitution
oIn the constitution they added a few amending formulas and the
charter into the constitution
Explain- tell a story
Describe- looking at the reasons/causes not just the explanation
Discuss- reflect on it, bring in your own views
Canadian Constitution
Canada was born on July 1st 1867
oAboriginals were the first inhabitants of Canada
oThe Vikings discovered Canada first
oCanada was still there before the day it was declared as Canada
oOne of the important, things about modern nation states
oUnity between upper and lower Canada "with the french"
oCanada was being recognized as others
Canadian constitution includes both written and unwritten elements
BNA act of 1867 and the act of 1982
THE BNA ACT: SET OUT THE BASIC TERMS OF FEDERALISM AND OUTLINED
THE MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT BASED ON THE BRITISH MODEL. IT IS
ENABLED THE PROVINCES TO JOIN THE POLITICAL UNION
oSets out the foundations and the rules for the joining of other parts of
Canada to this reunion
oEurope went through 2 state buildings
Forming a political structure, setting the foundations of
economic structures
THE CANADA ACT: AMENDING FORMULA AND THE CHARTER (THE RLE OF
THE COURTS)
oThe act transferred the law making power to canadian parliament
oAnd they did that by explaining certain ways of doing it which was
called the amending formula
oSome of the rights and freedoms that were hidden in the bna act and
maybe they were education or religious rights but the fact that the french
ppl were more catholic and english were most prodestant they wanted to
distinguish that
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