Federalism and the Constitution of Canada

In Federalism and the Constitution of Canada, award-winning author David E. Smith examines a series of royal commission and task force inquiries, a succession of federal-provincial conferences, and the competing and controversial terms of ...

Federalism and the Constitution of Canada

Federalism and the Constitution of Canada

The Canadian system of federalism divides the power to govern between the central federal parliament and the provincial and territorial legislative assemblies. In what can be seen as a double federation, power is also divided culturally, between English and French Canada. The divisions of power and responsibility, however, have not remained static since 1867. The federal language regime (1969), for example, reconfigured cultural federalism, generating constitutional tension as governments sought to make institutions more representative of the country's diversity. In Federalism and the Constitution of Canada, award-winning author David E. Smith examines a series of royal commission and task force inquiries, a succession of federal-provincial conferences, and the competing and controversial terms of the Constitution Act of 1982 in order to evaluate both the popular and governmental understanding of federalism. In the process, Smith uncovers the reasons constitutional agreement has historically proved difficult to reach and argues that Canadian federalism 'in practice' has been more successful at accommodating foundational change than may be immediately apparent.

More Books:

Federalism and the Constitution of Canada
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: David E. Smith
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-30 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

The Canadian system of federalism divides the power to govern between the central federal parliament and the provincial and territorial legislative assemblies. In what can be seen as a double federation, power is also divided culturally, between English and French Canada. The divisions of power and responsibility, however, have not
Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: Ralph A. Rossum
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Abraham Lincoln worried that the "walls" of the constitution would ultimately be leveled by the "silent artillery of time." His fears materialized with the 1913 ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which, by eliminating federalism's structural protection, altered the very nature and meaning of federalism. Ralph A. Rossum's provocative new book
The Federalist and Other Constitutional Papers
Language: en
Pages: 945
Authors: Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison
Categories: Constitutional law
Type: BOOK - Published: 1894 - Publisher:

Books about The Federalist and Other Constitutional Papers
Federalism
Language: en
Pages: 66
Authors: Melissa V. Holdstedt
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Nova Publishers

Since the ratification of the Constitution, which established a union of states under a federal system of governance, two questions have generated considerable debate: What is the nature of the union? What powers, privileges, duties, and responsibilities does the Constitution grant to the national government and reserve for the states
The Federalist and Other Constitutional Papers by Hamilton, Jay, Madison and Other Statesmen of Their Time
Language: en
Pages: 945
Authors: Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison
Categories: Constitutional history
Type: BOOK - Published: 1894 - Publisher:

Books about The Federalist and Other Constitutional Papers by Hamilton, Jay, Madison and Other Statesmen of Their Time

Popular All Time

Sh*t My Dad Says
Snoopy the Tennis Ace
Tidy the F*ck Up
Racist Jokes
Idiot
Girl With No Job
America's Got Democracy!
F*cked at 40
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
One Day You'll Thank Me
How to American
It's a Magical World
Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History
How Y'all Doing?
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason
On va s'gêner ! Le plus drôle des 15 ans
The U.S. of EH?

Recent Books:

Gross Anatomy
Authors: William J.L. Felts - Categories: Medical - Published: 2012-12-06
Ecological Genetics
Authors: P. F. Brussard - Categories: Science - Published: 2012-12-06
The Chaplain-Physician Relationship
Authors: Larry Van De Creek - Categories: Medical - Published: 2014-01-14
AIDS and Community-Based Drug Intervention Programs
Authors: Dennis Fisher, Richard Needle - Categories: Health & Fitness - Published: 2014-05-01
Signs of Life
Authors: Tim Brookes - Categories: Biography & Autobiography - Published: 2000