The Way Political Parties Operate:
Role of the Government: If your political party wins the most seats in the House of Commons
(or Provincial Legislature), your party earns the right to form the government.
Official Opposition: If your political party win
Election Day History
Voting use to take place over several weeks, with different jurisdictions voting on
Voting also used to be done by show of hands instead of casting a ballot like today.
Election Day Today
Voting takes place on the
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Canadian Government - The Constitution
Constitution: The supreme law of the land. It outlines the
government structure for a nation and defines the limits of
- Most countries of the world have a Constitution; that is a
written document t
Citizenship What is It?
The one thing that Canadians often forget is that with the wonderful rights and privileges we
have in Canada, there comes a certain level of responsibility.
Remember: With rights comes responsibility.
have one without the other!
Running an election campaign is very expensive. Elections Canada spends more than $300
million to organize a federal election. But, as a society, we have decided that money alone
should not determine who wins an election.
How Much Money Can
The Transplant Committee
Imagine that you are one of the members of a hospital committee that must decide which of 4 needy
patients will receive a liver that has just become available for transplant. The liver must be implanted
within the next 12 hours or
Source of Power:
Section 92 of the BNA Act outline the powers of the province.
Therefore, the province gets its power from the Constitution of Canada.
Provincial Legislature (Located in the Capital City of each
province) Where is o
- Voting is a very powerful instrument that upholds the
democratic traditions of our free country.
- There are places around the world where power is often
determined by guns and bullets, not by voting. (Today,
most of Africa is not democratic, T
Source of Power:
Section 91 of the BNA Act outline the powers of the federal government.
Therefore, the federal government gets its power from the Constitution of
Parliament Hill in Ottawa
Prime Minister (Leader of
Pacific scandal - allegations of bribes being taken by the government of Sir John A. Macdonald (1870s)
Scandal in the Department of Customs and Excise that led to the King-Byng Affair, 1926
Munsinger Affair - Canada's first national political sex
Karla Faye Tucker has spent 14 of her 38 years on death row. When she was 23, she and her boyfriend,
Daniel Garrett, went on a 3-day drug and alcohol binge. It was not her first. Near its end, they decided to
steal a motorcycle from the apa
Organizations Making a Difference
Doctors Without Borders
- DWB provides primary health care, surgery,
rehabilitation, nutrition and sanitation programs etc. to
victims of natural or human made disasters or victims
of armed conflict.
- DWB works in over 8