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1.1522 Diefenbaker - Strengths and Weaknesses in Foreign Policy.
This paper discusses John Diefenbaker's foreign policy between 1957 and 1961. It has been said that "John Diefenbaker remains one of the most fascinating and enigmatic Canadian politicians of our century, and his conduct of Canadian external affairs well demonstrates both his strengths and weaknesses." Indeed, it did. Diefenbaker showed himself to have very strong principles when it came to foreign policy, but in the end, those strong principles became his weakest traits. By turning increasingly against Kennedy after 1961, Diefenbaker could not force himself to support Canada's obligatory role in the Cuban Missile crisis and Canada's promise to accept American nuclear weapons. In failing to deliver on Canadian responsibilities, Diefenbaker showed how his strength ultimately translated into a stubbornness that defeated his own foreign policy. 10 pgs. 24 f/c. 7b.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 1522 Diefenbaker.doc
2.2739 Is the Prime Minister of Canada too Powerful?
At the outset, it is important to note that although the Prime Minister of Canada has a number of great powers, s/he may be reluctant to use them to the full. Each Prime Minister has their own style: some rely more on the direction of their cabinet, while others may choose to pave Canada's political road without considering the views of colleagues. For this reason, the accurate response to the question of whether or not the Prime Minister is too powerful depends almost solely on the Prime Minister in question. For the purposes of this paper, the avenues of power available to any Prime Minister will be considered. 4 pgs. 8 f/c. 2b.
Bibliography: 2 source(s) listed
Filename: 2739 Prime Minister Powerful.doc
3.8526 The Prime Minister Has Become Less Powerful.
This essay discusses how the Prime Minister of Canada has lost much of his power due to the forces of globalization and judicialization. The influence of unrestrained market forces now make more decisions for Canadian policymakers than does the Prime Minister. Moreover, the growing power of the courts has minimized the Prime Minister's power. 12 pgs. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Bibliography: 9 source(s) listed
Filename: 8526 Minister Less Powerful.doc
4.7113 Three Prime Ministers of Canada and Their Contributions.
This twelve-page undergraduate paper outlines the contributions made by three prime ministers of Canada: Sir John A. Macdonald, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and Sir Wilfred Laurier. There are similarities between them. 12 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 7113 Three Prime Ministers.doc
5.7628 Trudeau's Economic Policies.
This twelve-page undergraduate paper consists of a summary and an analysis of Trudeau's economic policies. His economic policies were very much connected with his political concepts and views. 12 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 7628 Trudeau's Economic Policies.doc
6.3375 Trudeau and Trudeaumania.
Trudeau was an eccentric and eclectic leader whose personality and charisma created the phenomenon of Trudeaumania throughout 1968 and catapulted him to the Prime Ministership. Trudeaumania was an expression of the 1960s. 11 pgs. 17 f/c. 9b.
Bibliography: 9 source(s) listed
Filename: 3375 Trudeau and Trudeaumania.doc
7.10752 Trudeau: Ideals and Realities.
This paper examines former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau. It compares his ideals, with his actual accomplishments as Prime Minister. The focus is on the dual issues of bilingualism and, federalism versus separatism. 13 pgs. Bibliography lists 8 sources.