Reconsidering the Institutions of Canadian Federalism

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2004 - Political Science - 528 pages
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Beginning with an examination of the role of traditional institutions such as Parliament, Cabinet, the Supreme Court, and political parties, Canada: State of the Federation 2002 affirms the long-held belief that these bodies do not provide effective forums for interregional bargaining, creating a void that has been filled at least in part by executive federalism. Contributors conclude that the performance of traditional institutions, taken as a whole, has deteriorated over the last several decades, placing more pressure on the processes of executive federalism.

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Traditional Institutions
Peak Institutions
Managing Institutions
Regional Institutions and Relations
Enhancing Legitimacy and Accountability in Intergovernmental Relations

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J. Peter Meekison is a fellow at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University, University Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Alberta, and a former deputy minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Province of Alberta.

Harvey Lazar is fellow, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University, and senior research associate, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria.

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