These new developments for Canada’s judicial system exhibited imperfections compared to the American system; specifically, the Bill of Rights (Stewart, 2015, Week Four). With this, our legislation got stronger and Canada shifted towards the American system and became more and more distant from the British system (Stewart, 2015, Week Four). The inclusion of Charter of Rights and Freedoms gave the Supreme Court of Canada more power; the judicial review. It gave the court the capability to both review and override any decisions that were made by the legislation; that is, if the court concludes that the act breaches any provisions in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Stewart, 2015, Week Four). This also brought about a provision under the Supreme Court Act that states that the Supreme Court of Canada has the power to declare judgment and instruct both the federal and provincial governments (questions of law and fact) (Remillard, 2006).
These five areas include any changes to the use of either of Canada’s two national languages, the organization of the Supreme Court, the Crown, the Provincial rights to member of parliament representation being equal to or more than the number of senators, and ironically, changes to the rules of amendment itself. Now the general amending formula works for all other kinds of changes, in which instance at least half of Canada’s population in two thirds of Canada’s provinces as well of the Federal government must all agree on the changes. These current formulas for constitutional amendment assure that no changes can be put into place without a massive range of support from across the
The map I created is titled “The Settlers in Canada between 1867 to 1920”. I also, want to point out that this is not an absolute representation for all ethnicities. I chose to represent the “majority” of the ethnicities living between 1867 and 1920. I decided to split my map into four sections with four different communities, which included Aboriginal, Asians and others, English and French. I chose to focus my map on ethnicities during 1867 and 1920 because in 1867 Canadas confederation happened.
John A. MacDonald and Alexander Mackenzie were both Prime minister of Canada who sought to do the best for their country. Due to them being in opposite political parties, they both had different policies that they wanted to imply on Canada. McDonald 's policies were, the National Policy, the creation of the Canadian Pacific railway, slowing down the development of the Supreme court and the Royal military college. While Mackenzie 's policy was to increase free trade with the US, make Canada more independent, and cancels the building of the railway. Nevertheless, MacDonald was the one who I believe benefitted Canada 's future.. With MacDonald ordering the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout all of Canada.
The history of Canadian public administration over the years also plays a crucial role in the system. The Canadian public administration system was initially based on the British government system but has since then transformed into a system that is unique to the country (Drysdale, p.37). That interplay evolution made an independent system for Canada, and is a “result of Canada’s political culture, and the need for public administration to adapt over time, while upholding the principles of democracy” (Drysdale, 37). Therefore, the very reason the new Canadian public administration system came to be is because of the interplay of democracy and political culture, which is arguably the greatest influence it has had. The current system in place
According to the article “The Prime Minister & Cabinet in Canada” the Prime Minister and Cabinet both sit at the high end of the executive power in Canada. The Cabinet have the responsibility of administering certain areas of public policy. Subsequently, the position of the Cabinet was originally made by British Monarchs by relying and giving responsibilities to a smaller committee of the Privy Council. Eventually, Britain changed their Monarchial system of government to a democratic system leading to a change in the role of the Cabinet. This allowed the Cabinet the responsibility in leading the government.
As an avid movie and history fan, who has been woefully underexposed to Canadian movies up until now, understanding how we perceive ourselves (and how we used to perceive ourselves) is an enticing notion to me. However, I am not so much interested in a narrow, definitive profile of Canada 's cinematic identity as I am in the evolving relationship between Canadian movies and Canadian history in the mid-20th century. What specific historical events and factors gave rise to the different Canadian film movements? How did exterior factors (such as Hollywood, or the international political climate) impact how we tell stories? Finally—and most importantly—what do all these things tell us about Canada 's evolving set of national values?
Canadian Magazines 1) To what extent do you think the U.S.-Canadian magazine dispute was motivated by genuine desires to protect Canadian culture? In determining if the Canadian government was acting to genuinely to protect culture, it is important to be clear on what culture is. The dictionary definition of culture is the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. (Merriam-Webster) The question must be, then, to what tangible merit does acting to preserve a culture give a government? As far as the interests of the Canadian government go, how does defending Canadian culture further its interests as compared to defending the economic impact of foreign influences?
An important figure in peacekeeping of Canada was Lester B. Pearson, a Canadian prime minister who reigned from 1963 to 1968. Although the concept of peacekeeping was evident before Lester B. Pearson, it was him who promoted for United Nations to establish an official peacekeeping force during the Suez crisis. He stated, “We need action not only to end the fighting but to make the peace... My own government would be glad to recommend Canadian participation in such
I think we should be concerned about the low voter turnout, if we weren’t a democratic nation, it wouldn’t be as much of a concern, but speaking from the perspective of Canada - a democratic nation, the big concern is having a majority government being giving unquestionable power only because the won about 60% of Canada’s approval and support. That 40% could have put a different party into power, one that has more of the country’s approval. Currently voting seems to follow the “lesser evil principle”, in a democratic nation, when voting, the voter should walk away with the thought that they voted for someone who they thought deserved to lead, not dropping their own values and voting in hope that a party that isn’t as bad as the conservatives
This assumption, however, is based on a traditional and in many ways outdated view of how a country represents itself, and has an impact, in global politics today. Simply put, it is all too territorial. Why do individual Canadians need to be attached to a particular organization, based on Canadian soil, in order to serve Canadian objectives? (And why is it a problem if Canadian interests coincide with those of other actors?) We should not really care who gets credit for the good work, only that the good work gets done.
The only target of the political parties is to come in power. They consistently try some new convincing techniques to increase the number of voters in their favor. Political parties constantly try to show them to be a superior party over the other ones which includes the use of the different kind of cogent techniques. Party leaders try to show that their party will always work for the better future of Canada and Canadians, but did not show that potential after coming in
There are many aspects of a government that can make it different in every country. The main part is the type of government, which is either democratic or authoritarian. In democratic governments people usually vote to make decisions and authoritarian someone makes the decision for the people. In Canada we have a representative democracy as in we do not vote directly for our leader but we vote for people who represent us in the House of Commons. Learning how your government operates is as important as what rights and the responsibilities