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Consensus: Group decision reached through discussion to which all
members agree. (eg. Jury)
Rule of law: No government or person is above the law and society is
governed by laws fair to all people.
Mediator: Help part
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14.The UDHR is an international document that was adopted by the UN
in 1948 that proclaims basic human rights for all people. Even though it
cannot be enforced, it had set standards for others in countries in which
they are encouraged
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7. Hearsay is information received from other people that one cannot
adequately substantiate. It is at no point admissible in a Canadian
8. The youth criminal justice act is a federal legislation that was passed in
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18. Voter turnout has dramatically decreased since 1980. In 1980 we had a
69.3% voter turnout and in 2004 we had a 60.9% voter turnout, the turnout
was reduced by 9% possibly due to citizens not caring or possibly even
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26. The UDHR impacts human rights since it allows all humans in the world
to life, liberty, and security of a person, which includes adequate food,
shelter clothing, medical care and social security. Only Saudi Arabia and
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Freedoms: Rights that do not impose a duty on the government (eg.
Citizens can practice their own religions)
Adversarial system: System in which two or more sides have opposing
interests and argue different positions.
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Executive: Having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect
Judicial: Of, by, or appropriate to a court or judge.
Senate: Any of various legislative or governing bodies, in particular.
Political spectrum: A
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Cabinet: Advisors selected by prime minister to run the departments or
executive branches of government.
Caucus: Group of people with shared concerns within a political party or
Party Platform: The promi
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Terrorism: The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political
Multilateralism: Agreed upon or participated in by three or more parties.
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Achemical, biological or radioactive we
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1. The study of civics has rigorously taught me the importance of
participation in my community by highlighting the key roles of the
different level of governments and what there duties are. For instance
if I was to participate in an
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22.USA has put out the patriot act in November 2001.The Act increases the
ability of law enforcement agencies to search telephone, e-mail
communications, medical, financial, and other records; eases restrictions
on foreign intelligenc
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5. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
-governs all of Canada
-foreign trade and relations
-aboriginal peoples Provincial &
Territorial Government: -gov