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February 4 th = no no Need to know : Last two weeks, chapter 5 and 6 in course reader, chapters from mints 12,13,14,15 Lecture – Parliamentary and Presidential Parliamentary maintaining the confidence of the legislative, confidence measure are typically those of key significance such as budget measures, key legislative measures - Harper cons have introduced legislation to toughening measures to combat terrorism Presidential system the executive legislative and judicial branches are all separate interms of their powers, in the Us the president is directly elected and the term in office is constitutionally defined to every 4 years in November - President is separate from the legislature - Congressional agenda is nnot structured by the executive, separate from the presidential office, it points to the way in which the branches are separate - In the US the judiciary has been given separate powers to interpret the US constitution and find legislation to be constitutionally invalid - Checks and balances (pg 354) in the Us system, the way the American constitutional order is structured is to have each realm check and balance eachother, the judiciary can act as a check on the American congress - Parliamentary

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