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Canadian constitutional conventions : the marriage of law and politics

Author: Andrew David Heard
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : OUP Canada, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew David Heard
ISBN: 9780195431827 0195431820
OCLC Number: 1016992832
Description: pages cm.
Contents: 1. The Role and Nature of Conventions --
The Nature of Conventions --
The Genesis of Conventional Rules --
Three Views of Conventions --
Conventions as Rules of Critical Morality --
Law and Convention --
The Task Ahead --
2. Conventions of the Governors' Powers --
The Office of the Governor General --
The Conventions of Office --
The Governors' Reserve Powers --
The Power of Appointment --
The Power of Dismissal --
The Power to Dissolve, Summon, and Prorogue the Legislature --
The Refusal of Advice --
The Removal of a Governor --
3. Cabinet, Ministers, and the Civil Service --
Cabiniet Formation --
Responsible Government --
Individual Responsibility --
Political Neutrality and Anonymity of Civil Servants --
Collective Responsibility --
4. The Legislatures Party Government and Party Discipline --
The Party Caucus: Discipline and Defection --
Party Government, Legislatures, and the Charter of Rights --
The Senate --
The Senate and Bills Passed by the House of Commons --
The Requirement of Identical Bills --
5. Federalism --
Reservation and Disallowance of Provincial Legislation --
The Position of Lieutenant Governor --
Federalism in Central Institutions --
Intergovernmental Conferences --
Federal-Provincial Consultations and Agreements --
Problems with the Jennings Test in the Patriation Reference --
6. The Judiciary --
Removal of the Judges --
Judicial Immunity Third-Party Interference in Adjudication --
Limitations on the Activities of Judges --
The Appointment of Judges --
Judicial Independence Reviewed --
7. The Variety and Character of Conventions --
Variations among the Informal Constitutional Rules --
Varying Factors of Conventions --
Categories of Conventional Rules --
Codifying Conventional Rules --
Law and Convention Revisited.
Responsibility: Andrew Heard.

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