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Ancient Rome & Canada: A Comparison of Government

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Kara Braun

on 5 December 2012

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Transcript of Ancient Rome & Canada: A Comparison of Government

Canada also has a House of Commons that first proposes laws.
Canada no longer requires someone to be of the upper class.
Not appointed for life in Canada.
In Rome, you had to serve in the army and as civil servants for long periods. Roman Senate: Differences to Canada One Prime Minister, two Consuls
Rome's patrician Senate (wealthy, upper class) did the selecting of consuls, and in Canada, all people vote to elect members of Parliament, and thus, the Prime Minister. Consuls and Prime Ministers: Differences Both selected by groups of people.
More powerful than others (Ex. PM can say what their MPs stance should be and can ask them to step down if they disagree).
Both must also follow the law. Both share power with other people in a sense (the Senate and House of Commons must also pass laws). Consuls and Prime Ministers: Similarities Roman Senate: Similarities to Canada Both have a Senate, which must approve laws before they are passed.
Both Rome and early Canada (not anymore) required members to be upper class citizens. Ancient Rome & Modern Canada A Comparison of Government and Power Differences Similarities
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