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Anujan MahendrarajahPOLS 2910 May 24th2016Legislative Branch Responsible government: Executive branch is accountable to the people through the M.P.1867: Patronage. People elected people based on who they know. Later Disciplined political partiesHOC RoleLaws PassedMoney BillsHolding Exec accountableRep ConstiLimited policy roleLegitimationPower of HOC v SenateSame power butHOC has money bills constitutional amendmentsDifference PowerHOC can be defeat by vote of non-confidenceSenate can hold a bill for only 180 days.Accountability of ExecDaily question periodSpeech from the Throne Budget speech Estimate processOfficers (Agents of parliament) positions to assist the House of CommonsRepresentation Rep by pop Agents of Parliament The auditor general (Spending checker) 1868The chief electoral officer (Established 1920)Job: to make sure electors aren’t fraud power taken awayOfficial language commissions to protect minority official language rights. Privacy commissioners: To protect privacy rights

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