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Canadian Political System Essay

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Canada is an independent federal parliamentary state. The Queen of Great Britain, Elizabeth II, is the official head of the state, who also serves as head of state of 15 other Commonwealth countries. But the Governor General acts as her representative. The Governor-General is advised by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet and by convention acts on this advice. Since Canada has a large cultural cleavage between Francophone and Anglophone citizens, the position of Governor-General is assigned alternately to a French speaker and an English speaker. For all practical purposes, howev...

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