The Pros And Cons Of Canadian Democracy

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Register to read the introduction… Establishing a true democracy through the different institutions and practices has been many countries’ greatest challenge; which “include but are not limited to the practice of voting.” Joseph Heath also states “Democratic societies are characterized by the rule of law, the protection of individual rights and liberties, the freedom of assembly and debate, a free press, competitive political parties, consultative and deliberative exercises, and a wide variety of representative institutions” but if one of these elements is missing, it can’t be considered a true democracy. The reference regarding the secession of Quebec under the Canadian Supreme Court gives two meanings to democracy: “the procedural process of suffrage and representation, and also the substantive goal of self-government.” Which forces citizens to respect the intrinsic dignity of the candidates running for posts in the …show more content…
Just because it is a majority type of government, it doesn’t mean that they must be forgotten about. The minorities’ representative must work together to serve the will of their small population in the best possible way they can. The Canadian democracy is feeble to its excessive ministerial powers violating the concept of “check and balances”. It is true that a strong democracy required capable leadership, but “which does not allow such leadership to become entrenched.” Giving too much power could lead to leader’s tyranny and giving too little leads to an inefficient political system. Therefore, the aim is to have balance between the powerful political institutions and the power of people leading those. The rulers/leaders that maintain such powerful positions must be qualified to keep them and not just selected by …show more content…
Not only that, but The fact that the members of the parliament are selected also directly violates the concept of having a democracy and wipes off the idea of having a representative government. This is considered as another reason to why Canada’s democracy is deficit. The senate should be more open to try more democratic principles. These changes will surely make progress in Canada’s level of

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