Informed Citizenship (Unit 2)

Civics Informed Citizenship

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1. Political Parties/ Spectrum

1.1. Left Wing

1.1.1. ultra liberal (communism)

1.1.2. New Democrats Party

1.1.3. Green Party

1.2. Center Wing

1.2.1. middle

1.2.2. Liberals

1.2.3. Conservatives

1.3. Right Wing

1.3.1. ultra conservative (dictatorship)

1.3.2. Bloc Québécois

1.4. Spectrum

2. Rights and Responsibilities

2.1. Rights

2.1.1. freedom

2.1.1.1. privelage

2.1.1.1.1. taken away

2.1.2. equality

2.1.2.1. treatment

2.1.2.2. protection

2.1.2.3. no discrimination

2.1.3. language

2.1.3.1. use

2.1.3.1.1. English

2.1.3.1.2. French

2.1.4. democratic

2.1.4.1. vote

2.1.4.2. to be elected

2.1.4.2.1. political office

2.2. Responsibilities

2.2.1. duties

2.2.1.1. come with rights

2.2.2. obey laws

2.2.3. express opinions

2.2.3.1. freely

2.2.3.2. respect others

2.2.4. protect

2.2.4.1. environment

3. Branches of Government

3.1. Roots of Power/Residual Powers

3.1.1. People of Canada

3.1.2. Laws

3.1.2.1. Traditions

3.1.3. BNA Act, 1867

3.1.3.1. Federal Level

3.1.3.1.1. postal services

3.1.3.1.2. defence

3.1.3.1.3. currency

3.1.3.2. Provincial Level

3.1.3.2.1. education

3.1.3.2.2. health care

3.1.4. Constitution Act, 1982

3.2. Executive Branch

3.2.1. Federal Level

3.2.1.1. Queen

3.2.1.1.1. Prime Minister

3.2.1.1.2. Governor General

3.2.2. Provincial Level

3.2.2.1. Queen

3.2.2.1.1. Premier

3.2.2.1.2. Lieutenant Governor

3.2.3. Municipal Level

3.2.3.1. Governor

3.2.3.1.1. city/town

3.3. Legislative Branch

3.3.1. create/amend laws

3.3.1.1. Federal Level

3.3.1.1.1. Governor General

3.3.1.2. Provincial Level

3.3.1.2.1. Lieutenant Governor

3.4. Judicial Branch

3.4.1. interprets laws

3.4.1.1. sets penalties

3.4.1.1.1. broken laws

4. Electoral System

4.1. Responsible Government

4.1.1. democratic system

4.1.1.1. citizens

4.1.1.1.1. vote for representative

4.2. Candidates

4.2.1. run

4.3. Campaign

4.3.1. persuade voters

4.4. Political Party

4.4.1. organization of people

4.4.1.1. similar views

4.4.1.2. elect candidates

4.5. Riding

4.5.1. known as constituency

4.6. First Past the Post (FPTP)

4.6.1. majority votes

4.6.1.1. wins election

4.7. Representation by Population

4.7.1. representation

4.7.1.1. based on population

4.7.1.2. Member of Parliament (M.P)

4.7.1.2.1. debate

4.7.1.2.2. vote

4.8. Dissolving Parliament

4.8.1. end of parliament

4.9. Government

4.9.1. Minority

4.9.1.1. no party wins

4.9.1.1.1. 50% seats

4.9.2. Majority

4.9.2.1. more than 50% seats

4.9.2.1.1. rule

4.9.3. Coalition

4.9.3.1. agreement

4.9.3.1.1. two or more parties

5. Origins of Democracy

5.1. Civics

5.1.1. study

5.1.1.1. public decisions

5.1.1.1.1. made

5.1.2. important issues

5.1.2.1. homeless

5.1.2.2. abuse

5.1.2.2.1. people/animals

5.1.2.2.2. drug/substance

5.1.2.3. immigration

5.2. Values

5.2.1. important beliefs

5.2.1.1. religion

5.2.1.2. family

5.3. Democracy

5.3.1. decisions

5.3.1.1. controlled by people

5.4. citizens

5.4.1. voice

5.4.2. treated equally

5.4.3. fundemental

5.4.3.1. rights and freedoms

5.4.4. responsibility

5.4.4.1. people in community

5.4.5. sense

5.4.5.1. socially just

5.5. Citizen's Circle

5.5.1. represents

5.5.1.1. levels

5.5.1.1.1. people belong to

5.5.1.1.2. 5 levels