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Unformatted text preview: MALORY TEXT Basic norms and constitutional rules: The courts have the power over the government. However, the courts rely on the constitution act to deal with a majority of cases regarding the government. There are however some unwritten laws that the courts take into consideration when deliberating over a federal issue. It sometimes rattles the Parliament members but the courts judge it is important to add some points to the constitution act. Responsible Government: It states that at any point in time, if the citizens feel like they do not want the Government that is in majority to stay in charge of the country, they can withdraw its power with a Canadian vote. Ministers are accountable for decisions they make in the Parliament. However, if it turned out to be a wrong decision, they would not be pursued personally since the act was made under Government duty. This is not a good thing since sometimes, ministers may make wrong statements to fulfill the Prime minister’s demand knowing that they would not be pursued and if...
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- Spring '09
- Parliament, Westminster system, Governor General