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W A Douglas Jackson
POL S 341
Seattle Campus

Government and Politics of Canada

Critical analysis of parliamentary institutions, political parties, and the federal system in Canada. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 321.

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Description. Students are introduced to the major steps in the formation of the Canadian political entity from New France to the present. Canada achieved statehood and independence without violence. Students are exposed to the major constitutional stages through which Canada passed from French and British colonies to independent status. The structure of the Canadian political system and Canadian political parties are discussed I the context of Canadian parliamentary democracy. This is a critical course for students majoring in Canadian Studies.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Cheryl J. Mehaffey
Date: 02/09/2000