The Canadian Form of Government: Reconciling Parliamentary Sovereignty and Executive Dominance under a System of Constitutional Supremacy

La forma di governo canadese: riconciliare la sovranità del Parlamento e la preminenza dell’Esecutivo in un sistema a supremazia costituzionale

  • Simone Penasa

Abstract

The paper addresses more specific and concrete issues which are of common concern from a comparative perspective. After analysing the Canadian constitutional model, some more concrete issues directly linked with the form of government will be approached, such as the centrality of the Prime Minister; the supremacy of the Government over the legislature; the role of the judiciary in the light of its relation with other constitutional branches; the nature and function of parliamentary bodies, from the perspective of the due balance between accountability and representativeness; finally, the role of “guarantee” bodies (the Crown, Governor General and the Supreme Court) within a constitutional distribution of powers which is increasingly subject to the influence of the political will of the majority.

Published
Apr 10, 2019
How to Cite
PENASA, Simone. The Canadian Form of Government: Reconciling Parliamentary Sovereignty and Executive Dominance under a System of Constitutional Supremacy. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 38, n. 1, apr. 2019. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <http://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/689>. Date accessed: 27 may 2022.
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II - Sezione Monografica