Lecture 6

Lecture 6 - Midterm – responsible for House of Commons,...

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Unformatted text preview: Midterm – responsible for House of Commons, material up to Monday Lecture 6- two major functions of the house o representation o accountability- house fails in both Representation- house not particularly representative- long, stable, democracy in the world- one person, one vote- vote should be equal o not the casae o discrepancies when it comes to territories, constituencies ex. PEI, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland all overepresented o ontario underrepresented- new legislation o 30 more seats to house ontario will get 19 o with new legislation Quebec representation will fall from 24 percent to 22- 1915 – consitutional amendment o senate floor rule o makes it mandatory that provincial representation in the house cannot be lower than the number of senators that they have protected PEI and New Brunswick • PEI has 4 senators and New Brunswick has 7 senators - as a result of 1985 representation act, no province can go below the number of members of parliament they had in 1974...
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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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