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The Resource Parliamentary democracy in crisis, edited by Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin

Parliamentary democracy in crisis, edited by Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin

Label
Parliamentary democracy in crisis
Title
Parliamentary democracy in crisis
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In November 2008, as the economic decline was being fully realized, Canada's newly-elected minority government, led by Conservative Stephen Harper, presented a highly divisive fiscal update in advance of a proposed budget. Unable to support the motion, the Liberal and New Democratic Parties, with the backing of the Bloc Québécois, formed a coalition in order to seek a no-confidence vote and to form a new government. In response, Conservative cabinet ministers launched a media blitz, informing Canadians that the opposition was mounting a "coup d état." Ultimately Governor General Michaëlle Jean allowed parliament to be prorogued, the coalition fell apart, and a budget was accepted by the House in January 2009. However, widespread public uncertainty and confusion about the principles of government evident during the crisis revealed a grave lack of understanding about the mechanics and legalities of parliamentary democracy on the part of Canadians
  • With a foreword by the former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis brings together journalists, political scientists, and leading constitutional experts to analyze the crisis and to discuss the nature of Canada's democracy. The contributors bring perspectives from both French and English Canada and cover all aspects of the crisis, including the prorogation of Parliament, the role of the Governor General, the proposed Liberal-NDP coalition, the challenges of minority parliaments, and the now-evident rifts in the culture of Canadian democracy."--Pub. desc
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
320.971/090511
Index
index present
LC call number
JL136
LC item number
.P365 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Russell, Peter H
  • Sossin, Lorne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Parliamentary practice
  • Constitutional history
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Constitutional history
  • Parliamentary practice
  • Politics and government
  • Canada
  • Parlamentarismus
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Kanada
Label
Parliamentary democracy in crisis, edited by Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson -- Introduction / Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin -- Part One: The Events and Their Background. The "Crisis": A Narrative / Michael Valpy -- A Crisis Not Made in a Day / Gary Levy -- Part Two: The Governor General's Decision to Prorogue. To Prorogue or Not to Prorogue: Did the Governor General Make the Right Decision? / C.E.S. (Ned) Franks -- The Governor General's Suspension of Parliament: Duty Done or a Perilous Precedent? / Andrew Heard -- 5. Prime Minister Harper's Parliamentary "Time Out": A Constitutional Revolution in the Making? / Lorraine E. Weinrib -- Part Three: Constitutional Conventions. Why the Governor General Matters / Brian Slattery -- When Silence Isn't Golden: Constitutional Conventions, Constitutional Culture, and the Governer General / Lorne Sossin and Adam Dodek -- Of Representation, Democracy, and Legal Principles: Thinking about the Impenseþ / Jean Leclair and Jean-Francıois Gaudreault-Desbiens -- Part Four: Coalitions and Parliamentary Government. Coalition Government: When It Happens, How It Works / Lawrence Leduc -- Learning to Live with Minority Parliaments / Peter H. Russell -- The Coalition That Wasn't: A Lost Reform Opportunity / Graham White -- Part Five: Tensions in Canada's Democratic Culture. Western Canada and the "Illegitimacy" of the Liberal-NDP Coalition Government / Grace Skogstad -- Parliamentary Democracy versus Faux Populist Democracy / Jennifer Smith -- Ultimately, the System Worked / David R. Cameron
Control code
647921956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442686007
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53qh6
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647921956
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Parliamentary democracy in crisis, edited by Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson -- Introduction / Peter H. Russell and Lorne Sossin -- Part One: The Events and Their Background. The "Crisis": A Narrative / Michael Valpy -- A Crisis Not Made in a Day / Gary Levy -- Part Two: The Governor General's Decision to Prorogue. To Prorogue or Not to Prorogue: Did the Governor General Make the Right Decision? / C.E.S. (Ned) Franks -- The Governor General's Suspension of Parliament: Duty Done or a Perilous Precedent? / Andrew Heard -- 5. Prime Minister Harper's Parliamentary "Time Out": A Constitutional Revolution in the Making? / Lorraine E. Weinrib -- Part Three: Constitutional Conventions. Why the Governor General Matters / Brian Slattery -- When Silence Isn't Golden: Constitutional Conventions, Constitutional Culture, and the Governer General / Lorne Sossin and Adam Dodek -- Of Representation, Democracy, and Legal Principles: Thinking about the Impenseþ / Jean Leclair and Jean-Francıois Gaudreault-Desbiens -- Part Four: Coalitions and Parliamentary Government. Coalition Government: When It Happens, How It Works / Lawrence Leduc -- Learning to Live with Minority Parliaments / Peter H. Russell -- The Coalition That Wasn't: A Lost Reform Opportunity / Graham White -- Part Five: Tensions in Canada's Democratic Culture. Western Canada and the "Illegitimacy" of the Liberal-NDP Coalition Government / Grace Skogstad -- Parliamentary Democracy versus Faux Populist Democracy / Jennifer Smith -- Ultimately, the System Worked / David R. Cameron
Control code
647921956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442686007
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt53qh6
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647921956
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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