By J Peter Meekison, Hamish Telford, Harvey Lazar

Starting with an exam of the position of "traditional" associations equivalent to Parliament, cupboard, the ideal court docket, and political events, "Canada: country of the Federation 2002" affirms the long-held trust that those our bodies don't offer powerful boards for interregional bargaining, making a void that has been crammed not less than partly by way of government federalism. individuals finish that the functionality of conventional associations, taken as an entire, has deteriorated during the last a number of many years, putting extra strain at the methods of govt federalism.

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325; and Aucoin, “Prime Minister and Cabinet,” p. 126. 32. Savoie, Governing from the Centre, p. 325. 33. It is worth noting that, at the provincial level, power has also become very concentrated in premiers’ offices. 34. The role of the Supreme Court in Canadian federalism has been vigorously debated. See Gerald Baier, “Judicial Review and Canadian Federalism,” in Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy, eds. Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2002); John Saywell, The Lawmakers: Judicial Power and the Shaping of Canadian Federalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002).

11 With parties losing their strength and salience, citizens’ concerns are increasingly being articulated and forwarded through non-party interest groups. This is especially true for issues on the “new” agenda: environmental concerns, identity issues including gender and ethnicity, etc. 13 This is much lower than in most advanced democracies. Between 15 percent and 20 percent of serving Members of Parliament normally leave Parliament voluntarily from one election to another,14 which is higher than the percentage leaving the British Parliament, or the American Congress, for all reasons, including death, defeat, and desire.

J. Stephan Dupré, “Reflections on the Workability of Executive Federalism,” in Intergovernmental Relations, ed. Richard Simeon (Toronto: University of Toronto Press in co-operation with the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, 1985), p. 1. 14. , p. 4. 15. , p. 4. 16. , p. 23. 17. Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministerial Council on Social Policy Renewal, “Introduction,” Three Year Review Social Union Framework Agreement, June 2003, p. 3. ca>. 18. , p. 14.

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