Canada: A Double Federation

David E. Smith

in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195335354
Published online September 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Canada: A Double Federation

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Canada is one of the earliest modern federations in the world. Created in 1867 by an Act of Parliament in Westminster, it was the first parliamentary federation in the world. This article focuses on Canadian federalism. It discusses parliamentary federalism, regionalism, and the provincial government structure of Canada.

Keywords: Canada; parliamentary federation; Canadian federalism; parliamentary federalism; regionalism; provincial government

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Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Regional Political Studies

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