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The laws of government : the legal foundations of Canadian democracy / Craig Forcese and Aaron Freeman.

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Public Safety Canada Library

Resource

Books & Reports

Call Number

KE 4120 F67 2011

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Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description

xviii, 590 p. ; 23 cm.

Summary

This text is an introduction to Canadian government, providing information on a range of legal and policy issues and exploring the nature and likelihood of law reform. It also includes original research on judicial and non-judicial governor-in-council appointments, lobbying, and legislative productivity in parliament. The book includes changes such as the Federal Accountability Act, which received royal assent in December 2006.

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Edition

2nd ed.

Contents

1. Introduction. -- 2. Constitutional basis for Canadian democracy : an overview -- 3. Voting and elections -- 4. Unelected officials. -- 5. Parliament and the legislative process. -- 6. Responsible government: Parliament and Cabinet -- 7. Ethics and conflict of interest. -- 8. Lobbying, democracy and governance in the public interest -- 9. Information and the currency of democracy -- 10. Democratic governance in times of emergency -- 11. Democratic accountability in a globalized confederation -- 12. Concluding thoughts on the law of Canadian democracy -- Appendix: Statistical trends in law-making.

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