Lecture 16 - Lecture 16 Finish the House of Commons, then...

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Lecture 16 Finish the “House of Commons,” then on to “The Senate” Core Principles (con’td): 3) Free and civil discourse 4) Governments from on the floor of the commons 5) Balance between executive business and opposition scrutiny -when citizens vote they cast a vote for that representative, say a majority of us voted for an MP, we are not voting for whatever party he is aligned with, we are voting for him, he or she can do whatever they want to in the house, they can choose whatever party they want to represent, and constitutionally change the party they represent on their own will -first legal opportunity for the government to be realized, up to this point the content of who government had been unformally elected 6) Governments form on the floor of the commons -at first vote 1) majority principles appears (50% + 1 M.P.’s) 2) Government is formed when one groups controlled the house. -as long as a group, or a few groups has more than 50% + 1 then a government can form
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course POLI SCI 1020e taught by Professor Declearcy during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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Lecture 16 - Lecture 16 Finish the House of Commons, then...

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