Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 The Constitution - - - - - Rule book...

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Lecture 3 The Constitution - Rule book fo rthe conduct of political life - Defines key relationships between executive, legislature and judicial institutions - Between levels of government (provinces and federal government) - Between citizens and their governments - Represents basic values of political system o Doesn’t really do last two things, it should - Since 1982, sectn 52 states tha the constitutiton o fcanada is the supreme law of Canada and any law that is in opposition to the consitution of Canada is of no effect - Two orders of gov – sections 91 and 92 - The courts decide if something is in violation of the constitution o Interpreters, guardian of constitution o Judicial power - 1867 and 1982 act is entrenched - Entrenched constitutional law o some provisions take support of 10 provinces and the federal gov o some take the support of 7 provinces and 50% of population? - Non entrenched constitutional law o Laws can be changed by parliament - Clarity act o
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course POLI 221 taught by Professor Rickschultz during the Spring '11 term at McGill.

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