Canadian Federalist Experiment: From Defiant Monarchy to Reluctant Republic

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, May 12, 2003 - History - 225 pages
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In The Canadian Federalist Experiment Frederick Vaughan details how the fathers of Confederation, defiantly determined to perpetuate monarchical government despite Enlightenment philosophy that insisted that republicanism was the only legitimate form of government, embraced the Hobbesean principles of the English constitution and embedded them in the new Canadian constitution in 1867, leading to concentration of power in the office of the prime minister.
 

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Contents

From Royal Prerogative to Responsible Government
22
The Foundations of Eddystone
49
An Object Much to be Desired
76
The Ambiguous Embrace of Federalism
91
The Courts and the Rise of Judicial Power
115
A Nation of Christians
134
The Charter Court and the Decline of Parliament
152
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University of Guelph

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