Do We Have an Imperial Prime Minister in Canada?

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Do We Have an Imperial Prime Minister in Canada?
The following papers looks at whether or not Canada has an imperial Prime Minister who wields vastly more power than he or she should. At the end of it all, we must conclude that the prime minister really does operate as a sort of king: he or she exercises immense power over the cabinet and cabinet ministers – no matter how skilful or adroit – serve at the pleasure of the prime minister and can be swiftly dismissed. When one factors in the role of party discipline, then it is clear that...
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.....tive Studies, 10(2): 206-217.
Martin, Geoff. (2006). Executive styles in Canada: Cabinet structures and leadership practices in Canadian government, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 39(1): 183-184
Savoie, D. (1999). Primus: there is no longer any inter or pares. In Donald Savoie (ed.), Governing from the center: the concentration of power in canadian politics (pp.188-205 of upload). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Tremblay, G. (2008). Limiting the government’s power to prorogue parliament. Canadian Parliamentary Review, 33(2): 16-17.
Wallace, B. (1998). For the love of power. Maclean’s, 111(42):16-20.
Whttington, M.S. “The prime minister, cabinet and the executive power in Canada,” pp.31-54 (additional information not provided).