The Prime Minister & Cabinet in Canada

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jun 1, 2007

The Prime Minister and Cabinet sit at the pinnacle of executive political power in Canada. They are responsible for leading the nation and deciding the direction of national public policy. This article provides an introduction to Prime Minister and Cabinet as institutions in the Canadian government.

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The Monarchy in Canada

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jun 1, 2007

Canada has a long monarchical tradition, beginning with the chief leadership of Aboriginal groups, the rule of French monarchs in New France, and British monarchs in Canada. This article presents Canada's monarchal traditions and institutions: it discusses the concept of monarchy, its history in Canada, its relationship with other governmental institutions, the profile of the current monarchy, as well as the debates and issues facing the monarchy in Canada.

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Public Inquiries in Canada

Public inquires have become relatively common events in Canadian politics, be it at the federal or provincial/territorial levels.

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The Canadian Senate: Role, Powers & Operation

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jun 1, 2007

Canada’s Parliament consists of two legislative houses: the House of Commons and the Senate.

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Minority Governments in Canada

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jun 1, 2007

Minority governments, although relatively rare in Canadian parliamentary history, have played important roles in Canadian politics.

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2002 Mazankowski Report on Health Care in Alberta

In 2002, several key reports on the future of health care were released, each of which outlined visions for reforming the Canadian health care system.

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Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care: Findings and Recommendations

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p>In 2002, the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, headed by former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow, released two reports on the nation’s health care system. The Commission’s findings and recommendations have taken a central place in the debate on the value and future of Canada’s public healthcare system.

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Voter Turnout in Canada

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p>Since the 1980s, voter turnout in federal elections has fallen sharply. In the 1988 general election, 75 percent of eligible voters participated.

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