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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 2300
Professor
Troy Riddell
Semester
Winter

Description
POLS2300FinalReviewWeek6KeyThemesThePrinciplesoftheCanadianConstitutionAmendingtheConstitutionhasbeenthemostdifficultthingtodoinCanadianhistoryPeoplecannotagreeTheBNAAct1867NightofLongKnivesConstitutionAct1982CanadianCharterofRightsandFreedomsTheMeechLakeandCharlottetownAccordsTheCharterEraandtheprotectionofrightsTheConstitutionAct1867akaBNAActCreationofCanadaasaNationstateadoptionofBritishWestminsterSystemandFederalismExecutiveFederalismconcentratedanddispersedpowerDivisionofPowerssections91and92MainProvisionsExecutivePowerPrimaryfocusofpowerinCanadianpoliticsCantellthelegislaturetodowhateveritwantsCancontravenetheconstitutionLegislativePowerProvincialConstitutionsDistributionofPowersDivisionofpowerconcurrentpowerJudiciarySupremeCourtofCanadanotexplicitlyestablishedKeyAmendments19071964Newregimeoffederalprovincialgrants1907NewdistributionofSenateseats1915Ownershipofnaturalresourcestransferredtowesternprovinces1920NewfoundlandAct1949importantFederalpowerextendedinconcurrentfieldofoldagepensions1964BritishStatutesandOrdersinCouncilRupertsLandandNorthWesternTerritory1870HudsonsBayCompanylandstransferredtoCanadaAllowedgovernmenttoexpandBritishColumbiaTermsofUnion1871PrinceEdwardIslandTermsofUnion1873AdjacentTerritoriesOrder1880ArcticIslandsStatueofWestminster1931CanadatotallyindependentofBritainNotactuallycouldnotamendownconstitutionOrganicCanadianStatutesLawspassedbyParliamentQuasiConstitutionalCreatingprovincesoutoftheNorthwestTerritoriesManitobaAct1870SaskatchewanandAlbertaAct1905CanadaElectionsActBillofRightsActCitizenshipEdmundBurkebelievedinOrganicEvolutionofConstitutionWhencertainchangesneededinsocietypoliticianswilltakethosechangesandchangetheconstitutiontoreflectchangesinsocietyIsaveryconservativetheoryresistancetochangeProblempoliticiansshouldnotchangelawsbecausepartsofsocietywantitTheywanttoappealtomostofsocietystayconservativeConstitutionAct1982LastamendmenttoConstitutionAct1867DomesticamendingformulaPositionoftheMonarchremainsCanadianCharterofRightsandFreedomsMulticulturalismAboriginalRightsEqualizationPaymentsJudicialDecisionsJudicialCommitteeofthePrivyCouncilLargestbodyoflegaldecisionsClassicalTheoryofFederalismRemainedinplaceuntil1949ConstitutionalConventionsUnwrittenrulesofconstitutionalbehaviourConsideredbindingonactorsthatoperatetheConstitutionNotenforceablebytheCourtsDevelopfromtraditionsandthroughmodesofbehaviourResponsiblegovernmentMinisterialresponsibilityReservationanddisallowance
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