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  Key Terms: Westminster System
In essence, Westminster is the name given to the system of parliamentary democracy used in countries such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In essence, the Westminster system is otherwise known as responsible government.
All three nations follow the principles of the Westminster system, in that governments are derived from the popularly-elected lower house.
www.australianpolitics.com /democracy/terms/westminster-system.shtml   (397 words)

  
  Westminster system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Westminster system is a democratic system of government modelled after that of the United Kingdom system, as used in the Palace of Westminster, the location of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Most of the procedures of the Westminster system have originated with the conventions, practices and precedents of the UK parliament, which are a part of what is known as the British constitution.
The Westminster system tends to have extremely well-disciplined legislative parties in which it is highly unusual for a legislator to vote against their party, and in which no-confidence votes are very rare.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Westminster_System   (1315 words)

  
 London/Westminster - Wikitravel
Westminster [1] is an important locality in the centre of Greater London, and a city in its own right, the twin to the ancient City of London further down the River Thames - together they formed the focus to the modern conurbanation that is London.
The Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England.
The neighbouring Westminster Abbey became the traditional venue of the coronation of the kings of England.
wikitravel.org /en/London/Westminster   (863 words)

  
 Westminster System: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The palace of westminster, known also as the houses of parliament, is the location at which the two houses of the parliament of the united kingdom (the house...
A parliamentary system, or parliamentarism, is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of the...
In the westminster system, a majority government is one in which the government enjoys an absolute majority of seats in the legislature or parliament....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/we/westminster_system.htm   (3778 words)

  
 Westminster System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Westminster System is a democratic system of government modelled after that of the United Kingdom system, as used in the Palace of Westminster, the location of the UK parliament.
In bicameral parliaments, the members of each house are elected (or appointed, as in the case of the British House of Lords and the Canadian Senate) on a different basis and/or for different terms.
Unlike the UK, most countries which use the Westminster system have codified the system in a written constitution.
www.sugarland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Westminster_system   (1186 words)

  
 Laserfiche Installation Profiles - document management solutions from General Code; document imaging software; records ...
Officials wanted to improve their system for managing access to official records,and they needed a way to store and retrieve those documents that would continue to be efficient and cost-effective well into the future.
The Village of Medina was interested in improving its system for storage, retrieval, and distribution of birth and death certificates.
Looking for a system that would make all their historical documents searchable, and allow them to be protected and preserved properly, the City turned to General Code for a Laserfiche solution.
www.generalcode.com /laserfiche/laser_ips.html   (1071 words)

  
 Westminster System Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com
The Westminster System is a democratic system of government modelled after that of the United Kingdom and in use in a number of Commonwealth nations such as Canada, Australia, Singapore, Jamaica, New Zealand and India and in non-Commonwealth states like Ireland.
Most of the procedures of a Westminster system are typically defined by convention, practice and precedent rather than codification through a written constitution.
Although the dissolution of the legislature and the call for new elections is formally done by the head of state, by convention the head of state acts according to the wishes of the head of government and does not possess any independent authority.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/w/we/westminster_system.html   (683 words)

  
 City of Westminster - Pay Parking Cite
The City of Westminster system uses the highest level of encryption (128-bit) to ensure your online transmissions are secure.
If you should receive a message the system is unavailable for accepting payments it should be available within one or two hours, or you can call Customer Service at 800-525-8553.
Checks/Money Orders should be made payable to the City of Westminster and include the citation number and the vehicle license number, no cash please.
www.ci.westminster.ca.us /depts/police/pay_parking.asp   (1249 words)

  
 Westminster System,Upper House
he Westminster parliamentary system emerged through negotiation between the British monarch and the parliament then dominated by feudal lords.
The monarch was made titular and the parliament became supreme, with no role for the common people, except to vote.
By mixing the executive and legislature, the Westminster system is fundamentally faulty.
www.peoplefirstindia.org /westminster_system.htm   (229 words)

  
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 TransLink - The Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority
Due to commercial and residential construction, the bus loop at New Westminster Station will be closed until further notice, effective Monday, October 15....
In order to ensure TransLink is able to meet the needs of the region’s growing population, economy and environmental targets, the government of British Columbia introduced Bill 36, the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Amendment Act.
Each bus stop in the transit system has recently been assigned a unique Stop Number.
www.translink.bc.ca   (192 words)

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