Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - Lecture 4 - By entrenching constitution in...

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Lecture 4 - By entrenching constitution in 1982, it reinforced the power of the constitution as a check o Reinforces the power of the courts as a check - Constitution is part of the efficient part of government Topic 3 - The Formal Executive Crown and Governor General - The monarch really doesn’t have much power o Part of dignified part of constitution - Powers of GG are largely symbolic - 2002 – Norman Spectre o argues that governor general Clarkson had power to dissolve power and call an election III Executive Power - Declaration of executive Power in the Queen o 9. The Executive Governmen tand Authority of an over Canada is hereby declared to continue and be vested in the Queen. - Original role of monarch was head of state o GG Is head of state but when the Queen is here, the governor general is supposed to dissapear - Used to be that GG was an officer of the British Government - In constitution act of 1867 we included two provisions sections 55 56 57 o Say that if the GG believes tha ta law passed by parliamen, house of
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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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Lecture 4 - Lecture 4 - By entrenching constitution in...

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