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1

Canada appealed to which multi lateral organization in its dispute with the U.S over softwood lumber

The world trade organization

2

Which party is currently in power in Canada?

Liberal party

3

In Canada, voters do not vote directly for the prime minister?

True

4

In Canada, if the prime minister resigns or dies, by law there must be a new election within 6 months

False

5

Canada is concerned that the U.S will do what to the Great Lakes?

Drain them to keep up water levels in the Mississippi River

6

In Canada, an electoral district is called a

Riding

7

In Canada, a member of parliament who is not in the cabinet or the prime minister is called a

Back bencher

8

Canada's two legislative bodies are called

Senate and House of Commons

9

A minority government means that

All of the above

10

The prime minister is in charge of the legislative and executive branches of the Canadian government

True

11

The party that gets the 2nd highest # of candidates elected is known as

Her majesty's loyal opposition

12

The 2nd place party also creates a sort of government-in-waiting called the

Shadow cabinet

13

Canadian federal elections are held at least

Every 5 years

14

The Governor General can dissolve parliament and call for new elections

True

15

Harmonization under NAFTA means

Corporations and governments in one country pressure other governments to change their laws

16

Loss of sovereignty under NAFTA means

After signing a treaty, all countries involved lose the right to change their own laws in certain areas

17

For the last 25 years, which product was at the center of Canada's main trade dispute with the USA

Softwood lumber

18

Which country supplies the US with the most oil

Canada

19

The international joint commission (IJC) is responsible for what

Waterways shared by Canada and the U.S (Great Lakes, etc.)

20

Canada feels it needs to belong to multilateral organizations because

All of the above

21

Canada and the US are sole partners in a military organization called

NORAD

22

The objective of this partnership is to

Defend North American airspace from attack

23

The Governor General agreed to "prorogue" parliament, which means to call for an election

False

24

Passing a law in parliament requires 3 readings, and they vote on the third reading

True

25

"Crossing the floor" means that a member of parliament has switched parties

True

26

In a "free vote" in parliament, members of parliament must stick to party discipline in voting

False

27

Canadians declare party affiliation when registering to vote

False

28

Ok the Canada health act, universal means

It covers all legal residents of Canada

29

In the Canada health act, portable means

All of the above

30

In the Canada health act, comprehensive means

It covers all medically necessary treatments

31

In the Canada health act, accessible means

There must be a sufficient number of medical facilities in proportion to the population

32

In the Canada health act, public administration means

All of the above

33

Canadian doctors pay little or nothings or medical malpractice insurance because

None of the above

34

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Quebec health act was unconstitutional because

It charged patients a co pay

35

Invoking the "notwithstanding clause" of Canada's constitution would do what to its ruling?

Allow Quebec to ignore the ruling for 5 years

36

The Canada health act allows doctors to charge copays of $10-$20

False

37

Canadian medical students graduate with a higher debt load than American students

False

38

The provincial governments keep costs down by

Limiting the number of procedures doctors can perform within a certain period (week/month)

39

When did the first province begin to offer hospital insurance, which later led to a universal converge

1947

40

Which province was the first to offer hospital insurance

Saskatchewan