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Neo-conservatism Bryan Mulronney Ronald Regan Reform Liberalism Pluralism: “the state is a neutral institution, society is fragmented into many groups. Each group attempts to influence the state in a different way”- Robert Dhal. (Check textbook for better definition). First National Policy Amending Formula: The rules we set out in order to ammed the constitution. Some changes require unanimous descion from the provinces. The big calls require the 7/50 rule. Meaning 7 provinces or 50% must be represented and agree to the amendment as well as have approval from federal government. Quebec was not included by Trudeau (look up event). Political Executive Division of power- The separation of power between judicial, executive, and legislative brances of government. (the fusing of the executive and legislative branches ex. Trudeau leads the legislative and executive, where as in the U.S the democrats can be president and republicans will hold the house). Declaratory Power- Constitutional convention- Not included in the constitution but is seen as an unwritten rule. The governor general takes what the prime minister says and does. NOTHING within our constitution says we have a Prime Minister. His/Her roles are not laid out within the constitution. Supreme Court appointments… 3 must be from Quebec as they use a different type of law (civil). The fact the Senate can defeat a bill is a constitutional convention. *Bill of Rights- Pre Charter (1960’s) (John Diefenbaker). The origin story of the charter, saw many people having their rights infringed upon, passes this “heavy suggestion” to the government. Many things that appeared on the bill of rights appears on our charter.

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