Peter Aucoin

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Democratizing the Constitution

Reforming Responsible Government

Canada’s time-honoured system of responsible government is failing us. This principle, by which the executive must be accountable to the people’s elected representatives, was fought … ; ; 274 View
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Introduction: A Fundamental Democratic Problem

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Overview of the authors’ argument that Canadian democracy has been undermined by the excess of power of the prime minister over the operations of the House of Commons. ; 28 $2.80 Add
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Responsible Government: Theory and Practice

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Historical review of responsible government in Canada in support of an argument that the current situation is in need of reform. 45 $4.50 Add
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When Conventions Fail: Constitutional Governance Without Clear Rules

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Discussion of uncertainty and disagreement over features of constitutional conventions, particularly prorogation, the confidence convention, and dissolution of a parliament. 36 $3.60 Add
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The Prime Minister and the House of Commons: The Democracy Deficit

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Assessment of Canada’s parliamentary system in support of an argument that the House of Commons cannot effectively constrain prime ministerial abuse of executive power. 44 $4.40 Add
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Letting the People Decide: When Elections Aren’t Enough

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Discussion of the role of elections as one factor contributing to responsible government in a parliamentary democracy. 47 $4.70 Add
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Conclusion: Reforming Responsible Government

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Outline of proposals for reforming responsible government to democratize the Canadian constitution by controlling the executive powers of the prime minister. 51 $5.10 Add