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First reading

The bill is considered read for the first time and is printed

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Second reading

Members debate the bills principle

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Committee stage

Committee members study the bill clause by clause

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Report stage

Members can make other amendments

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Third reading

Members debate and vote on the bill

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Senate

The bill follows a similar process in the senate

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Royal assent

The bill receives royal assent after being passed by both houses

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Left wing: general view

More liberal views

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Left wing: perception of change

Support changes in order to improve the welfare of all citizens

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Left wing: role of government

Government should play a larger role in society by implementing government funded social services

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Left wing: law and orded

Law and order are important to protect rights of all citizens fairly and equally

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Left wing: freedoms

More freedom to individuals and less power to police

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Left wing: environment

Move towards green jobs and improvement of environment is a priority

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Left wing: taxes

Higher income people and big business should pay more than those with lower incomes
Use taxes to maintain government programs

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Centre: general view

More moderate views

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Centre: perception of change

Tradition is important but change is supported if most people want it

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Centre: role of government

Government should play a role only in that it improves the lives of citizens

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Centre: law and order

Law and order are important to encourage and protect the rights of individuals

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Centre: environment

Want improvement of environment but caution against radical changes

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Right wing: General view

More conservative and traditional views

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Right wing: perception of change

Traditional values are important and Change should be treated with caution

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Right wing: role of government

Government should play a limited role to reduce large bureaucracies and high government spending on social services
Allow private businesses to provide social services rather than government funded programs

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Right wing: law and order

Emphasis of law and order to protect society and its traditions

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Right wing: freedoms

Less freedom to individuals and more power to police

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Right wing: environment

Environment is important, but policies should not be implemented that restrict businesses

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Right wing: taxes

Bass tax rate on income with a focus on reducing taxes to increase the purchasing power of citizens to maintain a healthy economy

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Dictatorship

One ruler who has absolute power

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Totalitarian

Controls the people of a country in a very strict way with all the power

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Junta

The power is controlled by several military leaders

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Constitutional monarchy

The king or queen has limited power

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Direct democracy

People decide each decision

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Representative democracy

People elect leaders to make decisions

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Oligarchy

An unelected group of people run the nation

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Theocracy

A system of government that is ruled in the name of a god

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Absolute monarchy

The king or queen has absolute power

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Military dictatorship

A member of the military holds all the power

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Autocracy

A system of government by one person with absolute power

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Anarchy

There is no government, everyone is left to fend for themselves

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This form of democracy is always doomed to fail

Direct democracy

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One ruler has absolute power in this government

Dictatorship

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An unelected elite group of people rule with their own interests as priority

Oligarchy

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A system of government that is ruled in the name of a god or strict adherence to one religion

Theocracy

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A king or queen has total power over government

Absolute monarchy

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King or queen has limited power and works along an elected parliament

Constitutional monarchy

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There is no government and people are left to fend for themselves without law or regulation

Anarchy

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A person or regime controls a country in a very strict way with all the power

Totalitarian

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The power is controlled by several military leaders

Junta

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Political and economic theory derived from the ideas of Karl Marx

Communism

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Government owns all business and farms and provides all social services

Communism

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Has there ever been a purely communist or fascist government in history?

No

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These two forms of government have the potential to promote laziness and greed

Communism and socialism

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These countries are identified as what kind of government: China, Cuba, North Korea

Communist

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Government owns many of the larger industries and provides social services to citizens

Socialism

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What is an example of a socialist country?

Denmark

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Free market economy; people own their own businesses and property but must buy services

Capitalism

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It is the dominant economic system in developed countries

Capitalism

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True communism does not have this

Money

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This is not a disadvantage to democracy

Representation for the people

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Citizens are won over by a charismatic leader who becomes a dictator

Fascism

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The priority is the betterment and advancement of the nation over the well being of individuals

Fascism

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What country is not an example of an oligarchy

Germany

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This political ideology most commonly accompanies capitalism

Republic

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Which side of the political spectrum does Canada’s liberal party sit

Right

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Which side of the political spectrum makes big business and rich pay more taxes

Left

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This political party holds traditional views on society and economics

Conservative

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This political party prioritizes the sovereignty of Québec

Bloc

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Who is the monarch’s representative at the federal level in Canada?

Governor general

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Who is the monarch’s representative at the provincial level in Canada?

Lieutenant governor

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What Canadian governing body is not elected

Senate

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In Canada, who appoints senators to the senate

Prime minister

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Who is the current leader of the NDP

Jagmeet Singh

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Who is the current leader of the liberal party

Justin Trudeau

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Who is the current leader of the conservative party

Andrew Scheer

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What is Canada’s electoral system based on

First passed the post

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Why is Canada’s electoral system controversial

Winner does not have to have the majority of popular vote

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The age of voting eligibility in Canada is

18

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What is a minority government in Canada

Winning party has less than 50% of overall vote

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What is Canada’s newest political party

Conservative

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What political party has won the most Canadian elections

Liberal

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What is not an example of a Canadian political party

Live long and prosper party

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Is the supreme court of Canada under the control of the governing political party

No

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Who is not included in the executive branch of Canadian government

House of Commons

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The system of legal courts in Canada is referred to as the _______ branch

Judiciary

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In total, how many official times must a bill be read to officially become a law

6

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Whose signature on a bill makes it officially law

Governor general

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Tommy Douglas, first leader of NDP, is grandfather to which actor

Kiefer Sutherland

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What form of government does Canada follow

Constitutional monarchy