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What is the color of the New Democratic Party of Canada?
Is Canada a member of the Hague Convention?
Canada is part of the Hague Conference (making them a "member state") There are roughly 40 Hague Conventions (individual treaties) on a variety of topics. Canada has Ratified or Acceded (legally-nuanced way of saying they signed a treaty) to 4 separate Hague Conventions. This is the chart of every country and which hague conventions they have signed:
Asked in Political Science, Ontario, Canada Politics
Who is the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario?
Currently, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario is the Honourable David C. Onley. He was appointed by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, the Governor General of Canada, on the advice of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, the prime minister of Canada, on 5 September 2007, and represents Her Majesty the Queen of Canada in Right of Ontario. David Onley
Asked in Monarchy, Government, Canada Politics
What is the Queen's Privy Council for Canada?
The Queen's Privy Council for Canada is a body of advisors to Her Majesty the Queen of Canada. The Privy Council was created by s. 11 of the Constitution Act, 1867, and consists of members appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the advice of the prime minister. Members of the Privy Council are styled The Honourable, and may use the post-nominals "P.C." By constitutional convention, only privy councillors who are also a minister (and are therefore responsible to the elected House of Commons) may advise the Governor General on the exercise of executive functions. These ministers are usually members of the Cabinet (which is technically a committee of the larger Privy Council).
Asked in Canada Politics
Who is the leader of the Official Opposition Party of Quebec?
Who was the prime minister of Canada before Pierre Trudeau?
Asked in Canada Politics, Pierre Trudeau
Did Pierre Trudeau have a majority government or a minority government?
Pierre Trudeau's party, the Liberals, won more than half the seats in the 1968 Election. Therefore Trudeau led a majority government. In 1972, Pierre Trudeau and the Liberals won the largest number of seats, but not more than half of them, so he then led a minority government. In 1974, Trudeau once again won a majority. The Liberals lost the 1979 election to Joe Clark's Conservatives. Joe Clark led a minority government. Clark's government was inept. Within a few months it was defeated on a vote of non-confidence. In the ensuing election, Trudeau's Liberals won a majority. Trudeau stepped down before the next election.
Asked in History of Canada, Canada Politics
What is John A MacDonald's National Policy?
National Policy, tariff protection for Canadian manufacturers, was the rallying cry of Sir John A. MACDONALD'sLiberal-Conservative Party in its successful 1878 general election campaign. Alexander MACKENZIE's Liberal Party, in office 1873-78, adhered to a policy of tariffs for revenue purposes - around 20% CUSTOMS duties on manufactured goods - despite the depression of the 1870s and the failure of the government's 1874-75 attempt to negotiate a RECIPROCITY agreement with the US. Macdonald's National Policy became a public issue after the Liberal government failed to raise the tariff in the 1876 budget. It was set in motion in the budget of 14 March 1879 after consultation with business interests. It was intended to be a nationalistic policy which would broaden the base of the Canadian economy and restore the confidence of Canadians in the development of their country. That the National Policy would also assist in the development of a group of wealthy businessmen who could be counted on to contribute generously to the Conservative Party was another factor that Macdonald acknowledged. The tariff on most foreign manufactured goods was increased, affording substantial protection to Canadian manufacturers. Equally important to the manufacturers were the reduced customs duties on the necessary raw materials and semi-processed products, which lowered their costs of production. Over time the National Policy took on a broader meaning in Conservative Party rhetoric, which tended to equate the National Policy with its larger development policies: the CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY (1880s); western settlement (the DOMINION LANDS Act of 1872 and immigration policy); harbour development; and the subsidization of fast steamship service to Europe and Asia to facilitate the export of Canadian products. It became the centrepiece of Conservative Party policy for decades, being espoused by R.B. BENNETT in the 1930s as fervently as it was by Macdonald in the 1880s. Macdonald's last election, in 1891, was fought in defence of his National Policy. Sir Wilfrid LAURIER's Liberal government, 1896-1911, adopted the protectionist principles if not the rhetoric of the National Policy tariff and kept its general tariff at similarly protectionist rates. Even the Laurier government's famous reciprocity agreement with the US in 1911 made only a few concessions on import duties on manufactured goods; the bulk of the agreement abolished duties on natural products, and customs duties were lowered on a restricted list of manufactured goods. But this alarmed manufacturers enough to swing their support back to the Conservatives in the 1911 general election. Campaigning on the argument that a mature economy had developed under the National Policy, that reciprocity threatened the Canadian economy, and that the choice before the electors was "whether the spirit of Canadianism or of Continentalism shall prevail on the northern half of this continent," Robert BORDEN's Conservatives swept to victory, bringing a continuance of the National Policy.
Asked in Canada, Canada Politics
Who is the president of Canada?
Canada does not have a president as it is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. Instead, it is a subject of the British Queen, a Governor General who represents the Queen in Canada, and Prime Minister, who acts as head of state. Each of these people fill some of the roles commonly associated with a president. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state (since February 1952). However, most of her duties are performed on her behalf by an appointed Governor General (viceroy) due to the Queen being shared by 15 other countries. The current Governor General of Canada is Julie Payette (since October 2017). The roles of both the Queen and the Governor General are largely ceremonial, but they do hold some reserve powers in times of crisis. The Prime Minister is currently Justin Trudeau (since November 2015). The Prime Minister of Canada is appointed by the Governor General, but has to maintain the confidence of the House of Commons (the democratically elected, and dominant, component of Parliament) in order to govern. As a result, he or she is conventionally the leader of the party (or rarely, coalition) with the largest number of members sitting in the House of Commons.
Do you need a license for a kayak in Canada?
Since 2010, all Canadians are needed to keep a real Pleasure Art Working Cards in all regions across Canada. This boat certificate card is from Transportation Canada and is legitimate in Ontario as well as all other regions. There is no special certificate needed for sailing in Ontario, so as long as you keep your legitimate PCOC you can enjoy the wonderful rivers of New york with extra safety and satisfaction. woodenboatusa.com
What is the differences between the responsibilities of a mla and a cabinet minister?
An MLA represents their constituents and their partisan interests in debate on legislation, and vote on its adoption. Many take part in committees that review and amend legislation before presenting it to the legislature, or set the groundwork for other motions that are to be voted on in the legislature. A cabinet minister runs a government department, as well as being a member of the cabinet (formally, the Executive Council), a committee that makes executive decisions and directs the policy and legislative agenda of the government. All Cabinet ministers are are also MLAs.
Asked in Canada, Canada Politics, Manitoba
What type of government does Canada have?
Canada is a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy, as well as being a federation. Canada's particular Parliamentary system is referred to as a "Westminster Model." This model was first developed by the British and is named after the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament. Most other nations that draw on this Parliamentary model, including Australia and New Zealand, are former British colonies that adopted the British system during their evolution from a colony to independent nation. An important characteristic of Westminster Parliamentary systems is that they are based, in large part, on unwritten constitutional conventions and customs. These are rules and practices regarding the operation of government, which have been developed incrementally over long periods of time and never formally codified in a written document. While many Westminster Models do rely on written constitutional documents that outline the general framework of government, in many cases rules often exist in the form of unwritten conventions and customs. These are rules and practices that have been developed incrementally over long periods of time, and have never been formally codified in writing. This does not mean they are any less binding - only that they are based upon historical practice instead of explicitly written principles. This does not mean to suggest that Canada's constitution is completely based on unwritten constitutional conventions. The nation does indeed have documents that detail its system of government. Many of the specific details, however, are based on unwritten conventions; this would include the practice of responsible government, and the powers and functions associated with the Prime Minister and his/her Cabinet. Canada has a parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy, like the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Realms. Canada is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary form of government. communism Canada has a parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy.
Asked in Canada Politics, Queensland
What is the difference between the Prime Minister and the Governor General?
How many terms can a Canadian prime minister serve?
Asked in History of Canada, Canada Politics
What does it mean to patriate a document and why is the patriation of Canada's constitution a significant step in our nation's history?
To patriation of a document is essentially 'returning it home'. The patriation of the Canadian constitution was a very significant step in Canada's national history because it was a large legal extirpation of Britain's power over Canada's constitution. Prior to patriation, Canadian officials were not able to amend the fundamental laws by which we are all governed, and patriation included an amending formula. The amending mechanism ensured that in the future Canadian government would have the authority to change and adapt its constitution should the need arise. By having the power to determine the laws by which all Canadians must abide by, it helped further distance Canadians from the British, and further develop a sense of national identity.