Suggestions of practices to study

How could deadlock between the Senate and House of Commons be resolved?

If the Senate and the House of Commons can’t agree and can’t agree to disagree on how the people wish to govern themselves, the underlying conflict is one of jurisdiction. These matters are always resolved within the Canadian system of Responsible Government by submitting the question to the people which they resolve by voting for one or the other of the contending parties. How could the Senate, being appointed, uphold its views in a general election?

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How is a conflict of power between the federal government and the provinces lawfully reconciled under the federal model of Responsible government conceived by Confederation?

The whole of the political capacity of the people is embodied in Parliament so that it may legitimately speak and act on behalf of the people. The means to lawfully conciliate the wishes and interests of the people is through the legislative process of parliament. What democratic mechanism must operate in order to respect the constitutional framework provided by the Constitution Act?

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What is the duty of a Governor General when asked for a prorogation? See: the Harper-Jean affair.

The Governor General must administer the powers vested in him in accordance with the well-understood principles of the British Constitution (4th Resolution of the Quebec Conference (1864) setting out the legislative intent of the Constitution Act). The principles ensuring the Responsible Government of Canada were adopted by the Assembly of United Canada on September 3rd, 1841. How do these principles constrain his duty?

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How should the Governor General be replaced within the Canadian constitutional model of Responsible Government?

Canada will not be complete until it determines how to replace its Head of State by itself, without the cover of sanction by the United Kingdom. This determination must uphold Canada’s self-government and thus, the constitutional framework and principles of the Canadian form of Responsible Government.

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