LEC 3 - LEC 3 13/10/2011 13:13:00 Nov.23 Assignment: Use...

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LEC 3 13/10/2011 13:13:00 Nov.23 Assignment: Use examples from Canadian history, what others have argued, identify a number of  different “causes/consequences” Write on title page which question you’re answering Today’s lecture: Historical and Contemporary Evolution The early days: the provincial rights movement: - a period of provincial activism  - the leadership of this provincial rights movement was in Ontario - political opposition of the centralist structure emerged - the best ally of the Canadian provinces during the early days was the privy council of  London  the judicial committee (there was no Canadian supreme court until 1949) - the pattern of the privy council was to favour provincial revision The Wars and the Depression: - International crises usually centralize governments  because they need to act  decisively (this is easier to do unilaterally and without debate)
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LEC 3 - LEC 3 13/10/2011 13:13:00 Nov.23 Assignment: Use...

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