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Politics of Canada
Government Terms (Ch. 9,10 & 12)
Major things to know
Terms in this set (53)
System where the people have the power through voting
Every eligible citizen participated directly by voting in all the decisions that affected society.
Where one person represent a group of people's opinions.
Canada's system where we have a queen but her power is limited by our Parliament
Centralized government with absolute control by one political party.
System where a central government shares power with provincial or state governments.
System which only has a central government
Belief in the value of social and political change in order to achieve progress.
Pro-business; moderate intellectual equality; few taxes.
A social and economic theory that property and production and distribution of goods and services should be owned by the public, and the labor force organized for the benefit of all. (However, absolute power, absolute corruption).
Believes in more taxes but more social programs, equality between social classes.
An economic system in which the production and distribution of goods are owned privately or by shareholders in corporations who have invested their money in the hope of making a profit.
an economic system in which private business operates in competition and largely free of state control.
Any form of government in which one person or group has absolute power, without effective constitutional limitations.
government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided
Make, change and get rid of laws
Made up of the Queen, Prime Minister and Cabinet
This branch interprets and applies the law. It includes judges and the courts and operates independently from the other branches of government.
House of Commons
308 Members, each represent a riding
The Chamber of sober second thought; has the important role of protecting regional, provincial, territorial and minority interests; examine and amend legislation from the House of Commons; investigate policy matters and analyze the federal budget for efficiency.
the power to give jobs or provide other help to people as a reward for their support
The head of the Canada's Monarch
The representative of the Queen in Canada, selected by the prime minister of Canada and appointed by the Queen. The role is mainly ceremonial.
The leader of the party in power who is in charge of running the country.
Chosen by the Prime Minister, each has a portfolio
a Member of Parliament not in Cabinet
A region of voters.
Member of Parliament
A candidate that represents a group of eligible voters in the Lower House of the Parliament
Speaker of the house
Controls question period in the HOC
Leader of the official Opposition
Cabinet (party) solidarity
a tradition in parliamentary governments in which the prime minister elects the cabinet ministers. The cabinet ministers are usually selected from the same political party as the prime minister to make collective decision-making for legislation faster and more effective.
The member of parliament or senator of a political party who is responsible for keeping party members of parliament or senators informed on house or senate business and making sure they attend parliamentary votes and committee meetings.
Meeting of all members from a party(privately)
Allows members of the legislative to vote according to what they personally desire.
Private members' bill
Bill that is introduced to someone other than a Cabinet minister.
Order in council
Are notices of an administrative decision made by the federal cabinet, signed by the Governor in Council (Governor General).
The government in power and its Official Opposition.f
The rest of the losing governments.
Vote of non-confidence
Where in the free votes or in the election the party in power lost to controversial issues
Another way of saying formal assent granted by the Governor General
First past the post
Our system where all votes from losing candidates are thrown out.
the number of actual individual votes for a candidate or an issue
A bill is introduced in the House Of Commons.
A bill is debated in the House Of Commons; also Committees may be formed at this stage.
Where detailed examination of the Bill takes place. It usually starts within a couple of weeks of a Bill's second reading, although this is not guaranteed.
Close to the final stages of agreement-Make or break
Where candidates are chosen by political parties to run in an election.
A parliament ends when the GG does this, which is always done at the PM/Premier's request. This happens when the government loses a vote of non- confidence or when the prime minister wishes to call a general election.
Advertising a political party across all possible media
to count, record, or list systematically
Where a vote has more than one choice
An instance of electing or being elected without opposition
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