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Responsible Government: Theory and Practice

From: Democratizing the Constitution

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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

From: Democratizing the Constitution

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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

From: Democratizing the Constitution

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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

From: Democratizing the Constitution

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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

From: Democratizing the Constitution

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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
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Prorogation Revisited: Eugene Forsey on Parliament and the Governor General

From: Essential Readings in Canadian Government and Politics, 2nd Edition

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2009 restatement by Helen Forsey of a document prepared in 1984 by Eugene Forsey setting out the role of the Governor General if no party gets a clear majority in an election. ; ; 4 $0.40 Add
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The Art of Possible

From: Essential Readings in Canadian Government and Politics, 2nd Edition

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Excerpt of a 1961 book by James Eayrs describing the role of the Prime Minister in relation to the Cabinet and the Governor General with respect to foreign affairs. ; ; 4 $0.40 Add