Canada Political Vocabulary

(Chapters from The Canadian Regime, 6th ed., in which each term is thoroughly discussed are in parentheses.)

1. patriation (or “repatriation”) (2)

2. constitutional laws (2)

3. organic statutes (2)

4. constitutional conventions (2)

5. collective responsibility (3)

6. cabinet or ministerial government (3)

7. confidence (3)

8. minority government (3)

9. equalization payments (4)

10. Section 91 and Section 92 (of the CA 1867) (4)

11. the Charter of Rights v. the Bill of Rights (5)

12. the notwithstanding clause (5)

13. Governor General’s reserve powers (6)

14. collective responsibility v. ministerial responsibility (6)

15. prorogation (6)

16. Throne Speech (7)

17. reform proposals for H.C. and Senate (7)

18. judicial reference procedure (8)

19. single member plurality (SMP) system v. proportional representation (PR) (pp. 183-189, 190-193 of ch. 9)

20. the (current) four major parties of Canada (10) 

 

                

 

Mega-terms

Liberal democracy/limited government/constitutional government (Lectures and ch. 2)

Responsible government (v. separation of powers) (3)

Five conventions of responsible government (3)

Four conventions of government formation (3)

Canadian Federalism—federal-provincial relations (History text and ch. 4)

1867 Constitution Act (CA 1867) and 1982 Constitution Act (CA 1982) (Throughout text)

 

 

Canadian History: politically significant names, dates, events, etc. from Riendeau, Bothwell, Conrad texts

New France

Samuel de Champlain

Seven Years War

Royal Proclamation of 1763

Quebec Act of 1774

Upper and Lower Canada (CA of 1791)

Revolts of 1837

Act of Union of 1840

Confederation Conference(s) of 1864

John A. Macdonald

Quebec’s Quiet Revolution

Quebec “nationalism” and the separatist referenda

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Trudeau’s Repatriation Act

Interpretation Act of 1985

Brian Mulroney

NAFTA

Meech Lake Accord and Charlottetown Accord

Preston Manning, the Prairie Province discontent, and the Reform Party

Jean Chretien and the Sponsorship Scandal

Stephen Harper and the Prorogation Controversy