Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - Lecture 8 Second major function of house...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture 8 Second major function of house - accountability - franks – create a responsible government and to keep that government accountable - franks configurations of power - members of parliament give ascent to laws, don’t create them - laws are driven by the executive - parliament has a relatively small roll in policy making - we have an executive centred parliament system o debate is if it’s a good thing o franks thinks it’s a good thing - we will never get a parliament centred - how did the house of commons become part of the dignified constitution o stong party discipline o adversarialism Strong party discipline - in pre confederation period the legislature defeated governments regularly o but executive introduced law o not as much party discipline o there were more independents o they weren’t told how to vote - 1878 - loose fish or ministerialist would wait to see who would form the gov before deciding which one they joined - after 1878 when we got simultaneous elections o political parties became much more focused
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course POLI 221 taught by Professor Rickschultz during the Spring '11 term at McGill.

Page1 / 3

Lecture 8 - Lecture 8 Second major function of house...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online