Coverart for item
The Resource The Constitution in a hall of mirrors : Canada at 150, David E. Smith

The Constitution in a hall of mirrors : Canada at 150, David E. Smith

Label
The Constitution in a hall of mirrors : Canada at 150
Title
The Constitution in a hall of mirrors
Title remainder
Canada at 150
Statement of responsibility
David E. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Whether it's the first-past-the-post electoral system or partisan government appointees to the Senate, Canadians want better representation and accountability from the federal government. Before reforms can be enacted, however, it is important to explore and clarify the relationships among Canada's three parliamentary institutions: Crown, Senate, and Commons. In The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors, David E. Smith presents a learned but accessible analysis of the interconnectedness of Canada's parliamentary institutions. Smith argues that Parliament is a unity comprised of three parts and any reforms made to one branch will, whether intended or not, affect the other branches. Through a timely, nuanced, and comprehensive examination of parliamentary debates, committee reports, legal scholarship, and comparative analysis of developments in the United Kingdom, Smith uncovers the substantial degree of ambiguity that exists among Canadians and their calls for structural and operational reforms. By illuminating the symbiotic relationship between the Crown, Senate, and Commons, The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors brings government reform closer to reality."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, David E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Legislative bodies
  • Politics and government
  • Canada
Label
The Constitution in a hall of mirrors : Canada at 150, David E. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 197 pages
Isbn
9781487502478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)980675599
Label
The Constitution in a hall of mirrors : Canada at 150, David E. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 197 pages
Isbn
9781487502478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)980675599

Library Locations

    • Biddle Law LibraryBorrow it
      3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, US
      39.954941 -75.193362
Processing Feedback ...