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BLAW 20

Canadians are continually looking for an identity. How do you describe a Canadian? Are we more like Americans or the British or the French? The answer is that Canadian history has molded a society that shares some of the values of our founding nations and the influence from the south. Canadians are often described by the kind of political society we are, and the kind of government institutions and agencies that affect our cultural, social and economic fabric. BLAW20 Canadian Government will attempt to expand your existing viewpoints. Through in-class discussions of current political issues, the study of the structure and foundation of politics in Canada, examination of news reports of political events, and guest speakers from the political scene, you will learn about the distinctiveness of Canadian politics. Major topics of this course will include Quebec nationalism and the power of the Canadian Prime Minister.