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By J Peter Meekison, Hamish Telford, Harvey Lazar

Starting with an exam of the position of "traditional" associations reminiscent of Parliament, cupboard, the ultimate courtroom, and political events, "Canada: kingdom of the Federation 2002" affirms the long-held trust that those our bodies don't supply potent boards for interregional bargaining, making a void that has been crammed a minimum of partly by way of govt federalism. individuals finish that the functionality of conventional associations, taken as a complete, has deteriorated during the last numerous a long time, putting extra strain at the approaches of government federalism.

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The Institutions of Executive Federalism 29 29. , p. 636. 30. Peter Aucoin, “Prime Minister and Cabinet: Power at the Apex,” in Canadian Politics, eds. James Bickerton and Alain-G. Gagnon, 3rd ed. (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1999), pp. 119-126. 31. Savoie, Governing from the Centre, p. 325; and Aucoin, “Prime Minister and Cabinet,” p. 126. 32. Savoie, Governing from the Centre, p. 325. 33. It is worth noting that, at the provincial level, power has also become very concentrated in premiers’ offices.

In part, this difference may be because there is more scope for positive sum games in relations among line ministers than is the case among finance ministers. This tension between the way the institutions of line ministries and finance ministries operate has adverse implications for the effective workings of the federation. GLOBALIZATION-URBANIZATION AND THE NEW INSTITUTIONS OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IN CANADA Intergovernmental relations in Canada have been dominated by the federalprovincial-territorial relationship.

H. Bakvis (Toronto: Dundurn, 1991). 22. It is much too soon to judge if the new Conservative Party is the beginning of a return to broader based brokerage-style parties. 23. Arend Lijphart, Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999). 24. Donald Savoie, Governing From the Centre: The Concentration of Power in Canadian Politics (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), p. 43. 25. Herman Bakvis, Regional Ministers: Power and Influence in the Canadian Cabinet (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991), p.

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