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appointment power

appointment power  

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The Constitution (Article 2, Section 2) gives the President the power to nominate and, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint officers of the United States. The Constitution ...
Association of Chief Police Officers

Association of Chief Police Officers  

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(ACPO)A private company limited by guarantee and funded by a combination of a Home Office grant, contributions from each of the 44 police authorities, membership subscriptions, and by the proceeds of ...
Attorney General of the United States

Attorney General of the United States  

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The attorney general is the chief legal adviser to the President and head of the Department of Justice. The attorney general is a member of the President's “inner cabinet” of ...
attorney-General

attorney-General  

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The principal law officer of the Crown. The Attorney General is usually a Member of Parliament of the ruling party and holds ministerial office, although he is not normally a member of the Cabinet. ...
bilateral

bilateral  

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Affecting two parties; often used in relation to negotiations or agreement between two countries. International relations are often conducted between two countries, seeking mutually beneficial ...
Board of Railway Commissioners

Board of Railway Commissioners  

The Canadian government created the board in response to the freight rate and service grievances of a broad coalition of merchants, manufacturers, and farmers. The Railway Act, 1903, granted three ...
cabal

cabal  

A group or association of political intriguers. In England in the 17th century it was a precursor of the English cabinet, but in modern times the term is applied to any political group which pursues ...
capital punishment

capital punishment  

Was formerly of central importance in all European criminal justice systems. Although the history of capital punishment in Scotland has been little studied, it is clear that hanging was the standard ...
constitution of Canada

constitution of Canada  

A combination of written documents and unwritten conventions that govern a parliamentary system of responsible cabinet government with its union of executive and legislative powers exercised by and ...
conventions of the constitution

conventions of the constitution  

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Conventions are non‐legal constitutional rules established by custom and practice, precedent, and prescription. In the British context, where there is no basic constitutional document, they are ...
Defence of Canada Regulations

Defence of Canada Regulations  

The outbreak of the First World War caused the government to pass the War Measures Act, the Canadian counterpart of the British Defence of the Realm Act. The Canadian act ...
departments, executive

departments, executive  

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The executive departments are the units of government that are under the direct supervision of the President. These do not include independent regulatory commissions and other independent agencies, ...
disallowance

disallowance  

A negative legislative power available to the federal cabinet. Any provincial law may be disallowed by a federal order-in-council within a year of its passage. Cabinet, on the recommendation of ...
Edwards v Attorney-General for Canada

Edwards v Attorney-General for Canada  

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(1930)On 18 October 1929 the then Lord Chancellor, Lord Sankey, in deference to the importance of the occasion, broke with tradition and read the whole of the Privy Council's ...
Ellen Louks Fairclough

Ellen Louks Fairclough  

(1905–2004), accountant, businesswoman, politician.Born in Hamilton, Ontario, 28 January 1905, Ellen Cook graduated from a high school commercial program in 1921, then worked as a secretary and ...
executive

executive  

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(1) (adj) Relating to the executive branch of government.(2) US term now in general use for a person in a managerial position in business (an executive, or business executive ...
executive branch

executive branch  

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The departments and agencies that take political direction from the President, including the 14 cabinet-level departments, constitute the executive branch of the federal government. “The executive ...
Executive Council

Executive Council  

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All Australian constitutions, Commonwealth and state, invest formal responsibility for administration of government in an Executive Council, which is the legal personality of Cabinet (a body not ...
Executive Office of the President

Executive Office of the President  

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Made up of the top agencies of the United States government, including the Office of Management and Budget, National Security Council, and White House Office, with the purpose of coordinating the ...
executive Power

executive Power  

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The power of the executive branch of the Commonwealth government is derived from three sources: Constitution s 61; Commonwealth legislation; and common law prerogative powers. Apart from the powers ...

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