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Assimilation

The process of becoming part of a different cultural group that is not your own

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Bias

An opinion based in unchanged assumptions

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Civil service

Servings Canadians as employees of the government

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Constituent

Someone who lives in a riding and is represented by an elected official who supports their party

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Executive branch

Part of the government responsible for putting laws into action

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Legislative branch

Part of the government responsible for making the laws

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Judicial branch

Part of the government that applies laws by making legal judgments

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Minorities

Groups in society who do not form the majority of the population

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Slogan

A phrase used repeatedly by politicians/marketers to show and prove an idea

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Popular vote

Total votes cast in an election, as different from the total seats won.

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Fair and equitable

Governed by rules that apply to everyone, taking into account individual needs and circumstances

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Justice

Applying laws

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Justice system

The institutions and procedures for applying laws in a society

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Legislation

Laws created through the legislative process

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Validity

Reliability, based on a critical assessment of source, facts and bias

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Community service

Help in the community performed as part of a sentence, such as assisting with a community clean up or food bank

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Criminal record

A permanent record of breaking the law, which is public information. A criminal record can bar you for some jobs, volunteer positions and travel to other communities

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Sentence

A consequence for a crime, such as imprisonment, determined by a court of law

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Rehabilitate

To install positive behaviours and attitudes

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Reintegrate

To make part of again

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Colonialism

The process of establishing colonies, in which a region is claimed and governed by a country from another part of the world

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Govern

To make decision as a government

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Govern

To make decision as a government

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Governance

Process of governing

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Governance

Process of governing

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Government

Make decisions for society

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Government

Make decisions for society

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Accountable

Responsible for

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Accountable

Responsible for

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Defence

Evidence that supports the innocence of a person

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Defence

Evidence that supports the innocence of a person

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Sequester

Remove from contact

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Sequester

Remove from contact

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Economic system

How a society organized the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services

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Economic system

How a society organized the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services

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Political system

The structure of government

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Political system

The structure of government

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Unbiased

Without pre-convinced ideas

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Unbiased

Without pre-convinced ideas

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Advocacy

Organizations that work independently of the government. Try to solve the underlying reasons for crime

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Advocacy

Organizations that work independently of the government. Try to solve the underlying reasons for crime

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