Canadian Prime Minister

Prime Minister vs American President The head of Government, or leader of a country, is thought to be the most powerful and influential member of a nation; yet, in a democratic nation, their power only stretches as far as their constitution and election outcomes permits. The people they choose to aid them in implementing their ideas and the congressional power their party holds, both tie in to the actual power a leader has to propose and employ their promises. When comparing two democratic nations such as the United States and Canada, one may assume that their way of governing would be quite similar, when in reality, the way these countries govern themselves has many more differences than similarities. The United States government is run …show more content…
Although it is promoted that candidates are over the age of 18, live within Canada and have citizenship. Eligibility is not nearly discussed to critiqued as much as in the states. The Prime Minister is expected to speak and or at least understand the two languages of Canada, French and English, a responsibility the President does not have to preform, seeing as there is no official language of the United States (1). The Canadian Prime Minister is given the title of Head of government, head of cabinet, leader of their political party (unless independent) and member of parliament. Unlike the states, Canada’s government works together to create and uphold law. As the head of government, the Prime Minister is expected to be a strong leader alongside his hand-picked cabinet when proposing bills and upholding the Canadian constitution. As head of cabinet, the prime minister has the duty to appoint their cabinet, keep their cabinet in line and hold cabinet meetings (1). As the active leader of their party, similar to the states, they must uphold party values and keep their likeability high, yet they have far more power implementing party discipline than the President. Because all of the branches work together, the party whip is able to act on behalf of the prime minister to keep their party members from making decisions …show more content…
In the United States, the president has far more military authority and global influence than the Prime Minister of Canada (4). The American President has to be far more cognisant of global inequality and when to take action, due to the United States Military being regarded as the strongest Militant force the World. In Canada, the Prime Minister typically makes militant decisions based on the advice given to them by their minister of defence and because of our smaller population, hold less worldly power. However, even though the U.S. president has more global influence, the Canadian Prime Minister holds more power when it comes to their domestic issues and governing their country. Prime Ministers power over their party, voting system and appointive power, far outweigh the ability of a president. Prime Ministers can appoint and be a crucial member in determining who their party officially elects to run in electoral districts around Canada. They choose their cabinet, and (If they have a majority) they are able to pass law as they see fit. When it comes to manipulating the voting system, the President is at a disadvantage. With the title of head of state, the active president receives immense public exposure, and if they receive good publicity, can help them win another term. Because of fixed election days and the titles the president hold, it is very

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