28678Re: [WarOf1812] head of state was Isaac Brock NEEDS YOU!
- Jun 7, 2006It is, Sir.
To bring this back to 1812 - British-born folks were regarded as
subjects of the king; whereas in the US folk were regarded as citizens
of the state. This difference was very much at the heart of the fuss
over stopping US shipping, and taking sailors off them. Being a subject
could not change; being a citizen was a matter of choice.
On Jun 6, 2006, at 9:01 PM, Craig Williams wrote:
> just a query,
> Is not the correct term a "Constitutional Monarchy"?
> On 6-Jun-06, at 4:48 PM, Ray Hobbs wrote:
> > L2
> > We have a Parliamentary democracy in Canada, which some significant
> > differences from that in the US.
> > In Canada, our official Head of State is still the Queen, and in the
> > time she is out of Canada, the Governor General, Queen's
> > representative. It is she who has to sign bills into law.
> > Harper is Leader of the Conservative Party, and by virtue of their
> > numbers in Parliament, Head of the Government, i.e. Prime Minister.
> > Part III, paras 9 & 10 of the Canadian Constitution states:
> > The Executive Government and Authority of and over Canada is hereby
> > declared to continue and be vested in the Queen.
> > The Provisions of this Act referring to the Governor General extend
> > and apply to the Governor General for the Time being of Canada, or
> > other the Chief Executive Officer or Administrator for the Time
> > carrying on the Government of Canada on behalf and in the Name of
> > Queen, by whatever Title he is designated.
> > Hope this clarifies the ?
> > Yrs etc.
> > Ray
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