Why Canadian PMs Appoint Cabinet Ministers from Each Province


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Essay #: 055620
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Why Canadian PMs Appoint Cabinet Ministers from Each Province
This paper examines why prime ministers appoint cabinet ministers from each province if it is at all possible. The essay argues that, despite the concentration of power in the hands of the Prime Minister and his or her office, the convention discussed above is important because prime ministers have to be able to show the people of Canada – in a country where regionalism does occur – that Ottawa is committed to giving a democratic voice to everyone. The paper paper, therefore, argues that the convention is important because it legitimates the democratic process in Canada. The other reason why the process is important is because the first past the post system sometimes distorts...
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.....ongholds in favour of an approach that makes each vote count equally regardless of where it is cast, it is necessary to have regional representatives in cabinet.
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Montreal). “CBC Montreal: Lucien Bouchard.” 2009. CBC. 22 Nov. 2009 http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/features/bios/bouchard/
Canwest News Service. “No Quebecers in cabinet would be better than Harper yes men: Duceppe.” Canada.com. 14 Oct. 2008. Canwest. 22 Nov. 2009 http://www.canada.com/topics/news/features/decisioncanada/story.html?id=02a99169-d87c-4488-aa50-9bd757b2cb84