Study Questions: Chapter 5

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1. What are the three forms that a constitution can take? Briefly explain each.

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2. What explains the persistence of regionalism?

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3. How does a constitution embody national purpose?

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4. How has the precise meaning of the principle of democracy evolved over time?

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5. What is the weakness of section 6 of the Charter, according to Brooks and Ménard?

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6. What is the constitutional principle of responsible government? How has it evolved over time?

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7. How has constitutional supremacy replaced parliamentary supremacy in Canada?

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8. How does the separation of power reflect an Americanizing trend in Canadian politics?

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9. What did Philip Resnick argue regarding Canada’s deferential political culture?

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10. What are the main features of the Charlottetown Accord?

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