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York University
Public Policy and Administration Studies
PPAS 2110
Peter Constantinou

PPAS 2110 February 26, 2014 Lecture 5 Cont. Legislative Process - 1 reading – introduced into House (usually a minister is responsible to guide the legislature, consults with other leaders {third party, house leader, opposition}, every member gets a copy and reads it for the first time (can take weeks or months, depends on the urgency/demand) nd - 2 reading – includes a debate and discuss fully and after a vote sent to a committee for a review (for example, an Ad Hoc Committee focuses on one legislature and when it is finished it is disbanded) - ^ have selective form of hearing (issues heard before, or already aware of, but if a witness is makes a unique statement they are aware) rd - 3 reading – final debate, and have a particular vote, after voting a “pass” it goes through a Senate, with the exact same process (purpose is to review the bill adequately, and to make sure if it serves to all Canadians – Senate also cannot be fired, only focuses on the “boarder” aspect, but does add another layer of forced discussion) - ^ when Senate does not agree, they send suggestions, and writes to one another, but regardless House of Commons can proceed with the bill anyways - In the provinces, they only have to go through the 1 ,2 , and 3 readingsrd - Senate has the largest amount of woman compared to House of Commons Executive Branch - Premier - Cabinet and committee - Ministers and parliamentary systems - Canada is a constitutional monarchy - Symbolic power – balancing act, and act on behaviors and conventions - ^ when government is elected, they open a section in parliament, and hire a speaker (a referee – in charge of the board of committee) then hire “speech of the throne” (what the agenda is) - Proroguing – Latin, “to end” or “to stop” Role of the Governor General/Lieutenant Governor - Choosing the Premier/PM – public votes for premier or PM - Summoning Parliament, giving Royal Assent to legislation and signing State documents - Dissolving parliament - Ceremonial duties - Canada has 309 rioting - Political science looks at why people do what they do * Judicial Branch - To resolve conflict (citizen vs. citizen, or government vs. citizen) - ^ the fact that judges that are appointed does not make the society democratic - Major Player: MO = Ministers Office (hired by the Minister, these people are partisan {belong to the party – must pick a side} and very loyal, usually young, graduated school and not part of the political party
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