The Executive - Tuesday Thurs The Executive Executive...

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Tuesday & Thurs, February 24, 2009 The Executive Executive Legislative Judicial All supported by the Bureaucracy -Modern executive remains the source of power. It chooses , and it orders -OR, “the executive proposes; the legislature opposes.” Executive: 3 Elements: a) The Crown (Monarch/Gov. General) b) The Cabinet c) Prime Minister The Crown -“The organizing principle of the Canadian government.” (D. Smith) -Canada is a compound monarchy (multiple crowns) -the crown is part of the state , as is the bureaucracy and judiciary (permanent structures) VS. “The government of the day” cabinet, the PM and the functional majority in the houses of parliament. -the government of the day means the government of the time, or at the present key powers of the GG: retains power to call together government, to prorogued it, or to dissolve parliament to basically terminate a governments time in offices. The GG has the power to choose, but most often follows the advice of the PM. Never been exercised but she does have the power to “fire” the PM. Serves as a representative of Britain in Canada, currently the GG is appointed by the Queen on the
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