Canadian constitutional conventions: the marriage of law and politics
This study provides the first comprehensive text offering insight into the nature of the conventional rules that work in the Canadian constitution. Heard deals with the principal conventions governing prerogative powers of the crown, cabinet decision making and administrative behavior, parliament and provincial legislatures, federalism and federal provincial relations, the judiciary, and foreign relations.
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Conventions of the Governors Powers
Cabinet Ministers and the Civil Service
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