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Informed Citizenship (Unit 2)

Political Parties/ Spectrum

Left Wing

ultra liberal (communism)

New Democrats Party

Green Party

Center Wing




Right Wing

ultra conservative (dictatorship)

Bloc Québécois


Rights and Responsibilities


freedom, privelage, taken away

equality, treatment, protection, no discrimination

language, use, English, French

democratic, vote, to be elected, political office


duties, come with rights

obey laws

express opinions, freely, respect others

protect, environment

Branches of Government

Roots of Power/Residual Powers

People of Canada

Laws, Traditions

BNA Act, 1867, Federal Level, postal services, defence, currency, Provincial Level, education, health care

Constitution Act, 1982

Executive Branch

Federal Level, Queen, Prime Minister, Cabinet, Public Service, Governor General, read speech

Provincial Level, Queen, Premier, Cabinet, Public Service, Lieutenant Governor, calls elections

Municipal Level, Governor, city/town, garbage collection, fire precautions

Legislative Branch

create/amend laws, Federal Level, Governor General, Senate, House of Commons, Provincial Level, Lieutenant Governor, Legislative Assembly, Members of Provincial Parliament

Judicial Branch

interprets laws, sets penalties, broken laws, courts and judges, Appeal Division, Supreme Court, Provincial Supreme Court, Criminal Division, Civil Division

Electoral System

Responsible Government

democratic system, citizens, vote for representative




persuade voters

Political Party

organization of people, similar views, elect candidates


known as constituency

First Past the Post (FPTP)

majority votes, wins election

Representation by Population

representation, based on population, Member of Parliament (M.P), debate, vote

Dissolving Parliament

end of parliament


Minority, no party wins, 50% seats, asked to rule

Majority, more than 50% seats, rule

Coalition, agreement, two or more parties, Cabinet Ministers

Origins of Democracy


study, public decisions, made

important issues, homeless, abuse, people/animals, drug/substance, immigration


important beliefs, religion, family


decisions, controlled by people



treated equally

fundemental, rights and freedoms

responsibility, people in community

sense, socially just

Citizen's Circle

represents, levels, people belong to, 5 levels, neighbourhood, our level, volunteer work, village/city/town, province, nation, world