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Canadian Government by Mind Map: Canadian Government

1. Senate: - Are not Elected, they are appointed by the prime ministers recommendation - There are 112 senators on this council. - Bills are examined closely and simply by the senate. - They have the power to stop a bill from continuing its 7 step race

2. House of commons: - Important because they are elected on behalf of the citizens. - Laws are revised and voted on by the 308 members - The soon to be law is called a bill by the time it reaches the house of commons. - The House of Commons also can question the opposing members of the cabinet and the cabinet can question them.

3. How laws are made: - An idea is proposed and then discussed by the cabinet. If the majority of the Cabinet agree, a bill will be proposed to crate a new law. - The first Reading then takes place in which the bill in introduce to the House of commons. - The bill is then discussed, talked about and voted on by the house of commons this is called the second reading - The bill is sent to a committee with a small number of people to change and revise the bill. - The Revised bill is then voted on by the house of commons this is called the third reading -If the bill is passed, it is sent to the senate which them generally approves it. - Royal assent them takes place in which the Governor General signs the bill to make it officially a law.

4. Facts: - The legislative branch consists of the senate and the house of commons . which, are all lower a level then the Cabinet. (executive branch) - They do make our laws.

5. Cabinets role: - Secures agreement with ministers on government and public priorities - makes sure agreement on parliamentary actions by the Government are going to actually happen - Provides a forum for ministerial debate on issues of general interest - Provides ministers with information on decisions for which they will be held responsible -Provides the Prime Minister with information they need to carry out their responsibilities and leadership role

6. The Cabinet: - Sets policy's and priorities for Canada - The Governor general sets and appoints advice to the cabinet ministers. - Governor General almost always acts on the Cabinets advice - The cabinet in responsible for creating and maintaining a stable and fair government to all citizens of Canada -"individual ministerial responsibility". is the responsibility of each individual minister

7. Facts: - The Executive branch is the highest branch meaning that it runs everything including the other two branches. - Applies all laws made by the legislative branch - Run by the Cabinet made up of ministers and even the prime minister. Also is run by Queen Elizabeth -

8. Politics and the Judiciary: - To become a judge, it is highly recommended that you become known or educated of the party in power - It does not matter if a judge does support another party in power as long as they are following the laws. - All appointments were and still are reviewed by the Appointment committee. - Appointments are also made by the Candidates and the Cabinet. - Makes sure that the appointment proses is fair by taking out factors of the political world. -

9. Tenure of judges: - Under the judges act, judges must keep their behavior to safe and kind manner - Continually provides education for judges federally. - Recommends when the another review has passed to the minister of Justice. They also have the power to remove a judge in power - There has been no judge be fired that way - Similar guidelines apply to the provincial government. - Hold office until mandatory age of retirement (75)

10. Judaical appointment committees: - These committees have been established to review and rate federal appointments - The people in these committees are: a nominee of a law society, a nominee from the Canadian Bar Association, a nominee from the federal minister of Justice and many more people.

11. Appointment of judges: - This States that all judges hired can be removed, retire and remunerated. - Most appointments are made through the federal government. - When it comes to provincial appointments, it can vary from province to province. - Provincial appointments are made by the attorney general of the province, after provincial Cabinet approval. - Judges are chosen provincially by the Attorney General - Judges are moved from lower to higher through experience and work ethic - Lawyers are most often appointed.

12. - Decisions made by the Judaical branch often relay on what the other two branches stand for. - The Judaical Branch enforces and punishes those people who do not follow the laws placed by the upper two banches

13. Legislative Branch

14. Executive Branch

15. Judaical Branch