The Senate of Canada is often referred to as the “upper house” of Canadian politics. This means that it has the final say in the passing of a proposed bill that has already been through the “lower house” (House of Commons). Therefore, the senate must also pass all federal legislation that has been passed By the House of Commons. Although the senate does have the final say in weather or not a bill will be passed or not, it is rare that the senate would ever veto a bill already passed by the House of Commons. However, the senate will often recommend changes to the proposed bill, send it back to the House of Commons and then pass it through.
The full committee may then accept the recommendation of the subcommittee or hold its own hearings and prepare its own amendments. (Ginsberg, Lowi, Weir, Champagne & Harpham p. 457) The committees can also rewrite or make modifications on the legislation. Many bills that are submitted to the committee are not even considered and are left to “die”. There are times that a legislation is introduced that Congress neither expects nor wants to see become a law but they present it just to please a constituency group. Many bills are never reported out of the committee, in a typical congressional session 95 percent of the roughly 8,000 bills introduced die in committee.
America is practically handing out guns to anyone. Although Moore's main idea for the film was about gun control, his argument was not. His argument is that America's gun control policy is so flexible because of the American psyche or thought process. America has more gun related deaths than any other country in the world, and not just a little bit more, but eight times more deaths than any other country according to Americanbar.org. Moore expresses in his documentary that Canada and America has a similar number of firearms but Canada has a substantial number of fewer gun related deaths.
The Queen of England has been the head of State of Canada for almost 60 years. Canada’s government is made up of the Prime Minister, Senate, and the House of Commons. Just like the government Canada also has different currency. Canada uses one and two dollar coins called loonies and toonies. Canada’s dollar used to be worth more than the United States, but in recent years it has been changing.
More than 90 percent of those who watch the network are registered voters. More than half are in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic. About 48 percent of the viewers are women. (Legal-dictionary) Being able to watch C-Span’s proceedings of the United States House of Representatives without commercials is very reliable now, since most Americans used to only see or hear about government issues when it was reported on the nightly news and in newspapers
As it is impractical for all citizens to directly participate in running the government, the election process asserts the voting power of the people every time. It is, after all, a government made for the people, by the people and with the people. Studying the origin and history of our Constitution, I have come to recognize the value of the wealth of the years of experience and knowledge that went into the development of our government and its framing document. Over the last hundred years, our Constitution has undergone several changes. For me, this makes the Constitution far more precious and far more susceptible to manipulation and abuse.
One of the biggest differences between Canadian and American government is that Canada is a constitutional monarchy, and the United States is a type of democracy. Canada's head of state is the British monarch, who is represented in Canada by an official known as the governor general. The head of state chooses the Canadian head of government and the Prime Minister has the power to act as a restraint on the prime minister's power. The United States is different because there is no division between head of state and head of government. The American head of state is its president which elected for a four-year term by a national vote.
Madison and the other 56 delegates gathered in Philadelphia in May 1787. They planned to amend the Articles of Confederation. They ended up creating a new constitution, and Madison became the chief recorder of information. He had previously helped create Virginia’s constitution, thus he understood the process of creating a constitution more than the other delegates who didn’t have as much experience. Madison strongly encouraged a strong central government.
It can be argued that FPTP has created a clear two party system. This can be illustrated because post-war only Labour and Conservatives have been in power. Labour or Conservatives have been the government every election because they have a lot of support throughout the UK, and therefore come first in many constituencies. To form a government, a party must have the majority of seats throughout the UK, which Labour or Conservatives always do. In 2005, the Liberal Democrats had 22% of the overall vote in the UK, sharing, but because of the FPTP system they only won 62 seats out of the 646 constituencies in the UK, this shows this system as clearly an unfair.
They also are ineffective at representing their constitution because out of 650 MPs, only 147 of them are female, and even fewer are ethnic minorities which means they are not effectively representing the population. Secondly, MPs are effective because they scrutinise and hold the government to account with questions. They can scrutinise the opposition, or if they are rebels for example, Nadine Dorries, they can scrutinise their own party. Recently, MPs have become even more under the Speaker John Berkow who has allowed increasing amounts of urgent questions, 25 in his first year. There is also the 10 minute question time, and ballot box at the end of Question Time.