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Politics of Canada
Grade 5 Canadian Government
- a review of the Canadian Government section
Terms in this set (25)
a system where the power of governing is shared equally by all people
a system where the power of governing is decided by a small group of people
a system where the power of governing is decided by one person
The two requirement to vote in Canada are:
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must be a Canadian Citizen
Who is Canada's Head of State?
Queen Elizabeth II
Who is the representative of Canada's Head of State in Canada?
Governor General David Johnston.
What are the levels of Government in Canada?
Federal (Canada), Provincial (Ontario), and Municipal (Toronto)
What is the Job Title of the Head of Government (Federal) and what is that person's name?
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
What is the Job Title of the Head of Government (Provincial) and what is that person's name?
Premier Kathleen Wynne
What is the Job Title of the Head of Government (Municipal) and what is that person's name?
Mayor John Tory
What is the name of the building where the Federal Government works?
the Parliament Buildings
What is the name of the building where the Provincial Government works?
Queens Park (Ontario Legislature)
What is the name of the building where the Municipal Government works?
How many branches of the Federal Government are there?
Three; the Executive, Legislative and Judicary.
the Executive branch is responsible for...
- turning policy in to bills (legislation). They are made up of Cabinet, led by the Prime Minister, and the civil service.
the Legislative branch is responsible for...
- debating and passing the bills into law. Both the Government Party and the member of the Opposition Parties, are part of this branch.
the Judicial branch is responsible for...
- Interpreting and enforcing the laws passed by Parliament. This branch is made up of Judges The highest of these courts is called the Supreme Court of Canada.
What are the two House of Parliament called, and who works in them?
The two houses of Parliament are the House of Commons (the Lower House) and the Senate (the Upper House). Elected Members of Parliament (MPs) work in the House of Commons, and appointed Senators work in the Senate.
What is the 'Mace'?
It is a large decorative gold club carried in by the Sergeant at Arms. It symbolizes the authority of Parliament.
Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
Sir John A. MacDonald
When did Canada become a country?
July 1st, 1867
When year was the Constitution repatriated to Canada, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms passed>
What responsibilities are ONLY dealt with by the Federal Government?
- these responsibilities include; international relations, banking and money, armed forces and defence, Native People and reserve lands, postal service, trade, transportation (airports and ports)
What responsibilities are ONLY dealt with by the Provincial Government?
- these responsibilities include; health, education, natural resources, social security, municipalities, transportation (provincial roadways)
What responsibilities are ONLY dealt with by the Muncipal Government?
- these responsibilities include; waste collection, libraries, policing, fire-fighting, public transportation, parks and recreation, animal control, transportation (local roads)
who is a part of the House of Commons?
In 1787, a group emerged in response to ratifying the Constitution. Mostly farmers and laborers, hey feared a strong national government. Through protest, they convinced the delegates to add a Bill of Rights. Who was this group?
How did the closing of the U.S.-Canada border following 9/11 affect Foreign Direct Investment in Canada?
What are the 5 main institution of the EU?
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