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 Encyclopedia: History of Canada
Canada is a nation of 33 million inhabitants, occupying almost all of the northern half of the North American continent, and being the second largest country in the world.
Canada has evolved in four hundred years from a group of European colonies into a federation of ten provinces and three territories, having been granted its sovereignty peacefully from its last colonial possessor, the United Kingdom.
The patriation of the Constitution of Canada in 1982 broke the last legal link of subordination with the Parliament of the United Kingdom, although Canada chose to retain the shared monarchy as its state figure-head.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Canada   (7988 words)

 Constitutional charter - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Constitutional charter
A constitutional monarchy is one in which the sovereign is restricted in his powers by the nation's representatives; the granting of a constitution accordingly means the transforming of a monarchy more or less absolute into a constitutional state.
The pattern of the constitution of a federal republic is that of the USA, adopted before the outbreak of the French Revolution.
In Romania the constitution of 1866 (as modified in 1923), which proclaimed the state of Romania as a constitutional monarchy, was restored by royal decree of 31 August 1944; but the king was forced to abdicate in 1947 and a People's Republic was proclaimed.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Constitutional+charter   (963 words)

 ipedia.com: Politics of Canada Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Canada is a constitutional monarchy (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions.
Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada is the repository of executive power, which she does not exercise herself.
Canada's parliament consists of the monarch, an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate.
www.ipedia.com /politics_of_canada.html   (2154 words)

 Law - Canadian Information By Subject
Canada and the International Criminal Court (Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations (Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Supreme Court of Canada (LexUM (CRDP) of the Faculty of Law, University of Montreal)
www.collectionscanada.ca /caninfo/ep034.htm   (1280 words)

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