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In essence, who is accountable to the Canadian people? Ministerial Responsibility Ministers in Canada are elected senior members of parliament who are appointed to a departmental portfolio by the Prime Minister. These offices are the constitutional head of all public agencies, ranging from D... ... middle of paper ... ...ven, and will continue to prove, that in a democratic society such as Canada, that ultimately ministers and Parliament are held accountable in the public eye at the time of elections. BIBLIOGRAPHY Horn, Murray J. The Political Economy of Public Administration.
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The Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick signed the Constitution Act of 1867, which made Canada its own country. The act also assigns power go both the provincial and federal governments. The constitution is Canada's supreme law, a... ... middle of paper ... ...o hear the case. Along with deciding cases, the government may ask the court to consider questions that concern the constitution. Overall, the judicial systems of Canada and the United States are very similar.
The Canadian flag debate resulted in a symbol that shows that Canada has a shared feeling of identity. Although there was a very large debate in parliament about what the flag would look like the right flag design was chosen. The debate allowed everyone to have say in what design they thought was best for the flag, some people drew cartoon and other wrote letters to the prime minister. While there was a large debate in parliament about what the new Canadian flag would look like, the debate and the creation of a new flag brought together the nation of Canada because the process was democratic, and it resulted in a new symbol or shared sense of identity for all Canadians.
The members of the house of commons, the elected representatives of the Canadian people, have ridings to watch over, and re-elections to worry about. The MP’s would be hard pressed any day to know what was going on within the Treasury Board (TB), much less the Defense Department Commission. Yet, these institutions and others like them make major resource allocation decisions before the house has even an idea when they will be voting on such legislation. These offices that research, propose, and implement the government’s major policies are in fact the originators of all legislation. This is the Bureaucracy.
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This means that the government is a republic and unlike some countries where they claim to be but are not actually, Columbia is. Their government has three parts to it, just as ours does: the executive branch, the legislature branch, and the judicial branch. The executive branch contains the president, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, the vice-president, Angelino Garzon, and the president’s cabinet. The president is voted for by the people and serves a four year term with the chance of running for a second term. The current president has only been in office since August 7, 2010.