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Ch.9: Government

Socials 11

Senate "second sober thought"
Bill to Law first reading, second reading, law amendments committee, legislature, third reading, Senate, GG:royal assent
Cabinet decide government policies (chosen by the prime minister)
House of Commons the first legislative body of Parliament
Excise tax an added tax on certain goods produced and sold in the country
Cabinet Solidarity members must not show disagreement with government policies
Order-in-Council senate appointments - makes laws or regulations without parliamentary vote.
Lieutenant-Government the provincial representative
Party-whip makes sure members of their party are in the house of commons voting as the party requires
Party Discipline all party members vote as one voice
Free Vote members vote on their own
Private Members Bill a bill introduced by a MP - not apart of the cabinet
Majority Government the ruling party has more than half of the total number of seats in the legislature
Minority Government ruling party has more seats than any party, but the other parties combined have more seats than the government
Status Quo the existing order of things
Coalition a formal alliance of political parties
Prorogue Parliament TO GO ON BREAK
Dissolve Parliament to call an end to a sitting; followed by a general election
Constituent a voter in a riding
Referendum everyone is asked to either accept or reject a proposal
Voter Apathy no interest in voting
Enumeration process of compiling a list of voters
By-election en election held in a riding to fill a vacancy
(First-past-the-post) FPTP the candidate with most votes wins
(Single transferable vote) STV parties gain seats by the proportion of votes
Suplus when the government takes in more money than they spend
Deficit the amount of money owes when the government spends more than they take in
The charter of rights and freedom fundamental freedom, democratic rights, mobility rights, legal rights, equality rights, language rights, aboriginal rights
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