Canadian Prime Minister

A paper which asks the question: 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.