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D - SS - Units 7 & 8

Canada - Government

What type of government does Canada have? Constitutional Monarchy
Who is the head of state and traditional symbolic leader of the country? the monarch, which is the King or Queen, of the United Kingdom
How much power does the King or Queen have? little to no power
What does the constitution limit? the power of the King or Queen of the United Kingdom
What kind of democracy does Canada have? parliamentary democracy
What happens in a parliamentary democracy? citizens elect members of parliament, MP's, then the Parliament chooses the prime minister
What does the prime minister do? heads the military, runs the Parliament, enforces laws, and keeps the country running day to day
What kind of government does Canada have? Federal Government
How is power divided in a Federal Government? Power is divided between the central government and ten provinces
What can the provinces do? write their own laws and elect their own leaders
What freedoms do the people of Canada have? freedom to travel and trade, the opportunity to vote and their personal property rights are protected by laws and enforced by an excellent court system
What does the constitution of Canada explain? how the government is organized
If the prime minister feels the government is not working well, what can happen? the parliament can be dissolved and elections for MP's can be held again
If MPs believe that the prime minister is not making good decisions, what can happen? they can vote to have new elections
How are parliaments in the provinces organized? in a way similar to the parliament of Canada
Instead of choosing a prime minister, what do provincial parliaments choose? a premier
What are the main political parties in Canada? Bloc Quebecois, Conservative Party of Canada, Green Party, Liberal Party, and New Democratic Party
Created by: lprinke



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