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Canadain government

Citizens effecting change

A system of government in which people freely choose in elections who will govern them Democracy
A person who advocates that women should have the right to vote Suffrage
A social and economic ideology that property, production and distribution of goods and services should all be owned by the public. The labour force should be organized to benefit all members of society. Communism
An economic system in which supports private production, the distribution of goods, and shareholders. Capitalism
A authoritarian government system which demands entire control, a strong military and police force to suppresses opposition, and it supports nationalism and racism Fascism
The representative of the British crown in Canada. Governor General
The leader of a country, in the case of Canada, she is the queen. Head of State
The elected leader of a government. In the case of Canada, its the prime minister. Head of government
A visual used to describe how various political ideologies relate to each other. Political spectrum
A political and economic system in which the means of production and distribution in a country are publicly owned and controlled to benefit all members of society. Socialism
A political philosophy supporting individual freedoms and government protection of civil liberties. Liberalism
A political philosophy which supports maximum individual freedom, and minimal government intervention. Libertarianism
The executive branch that is elected to represent and make decisions for Canada. Parliament
This becomes law in the federal government after it passes three readings in the house of commons,is amended by a committee, has three readings in the senate, and is signed by the governor general. Bill
A member who is not in cabinet introduces a bill Private members bill
The prime minister's political advisers and staff members Prime Ministers Office, (PMO)
The office that organizes the work of the cabinet Privy Council Office, (PCO)
A favour given for government support Patronage
A person hired to represent the This person supports the interests of a pressure group by influencing policy decision making to the groups favour. Lobbyist
Members of parliament are allowed to vote according to their own conscience. Free vote
An order signed by the governor general on advice of the prime minister to be passed without a parliamentary vote. Order in Council
The custom that cabinet members must not show disagreement with government policies. Cabinet Solidarity
Parties seek to increase public awareness and support as well as to raise money Campaigning
Votes are counted and a winning candidate is declared for each constituency or riding Tabulation
Political parties choose candidates to run in each constituency . Nomination
To suspend parliament for a period of time upon the prime ministers request Prorogue
To call an end to a sitting parliament at the request of the prime minister to the governor general. It is followed by a general election. Dissolution
A geographic region of a given size or population used as a unit in elections. Electoral district
A voter in a riding Constituent
A person who is voted to represent the house of commons in a constituency. Member of Parliament
The first legislative body of parliament whose members are elected. House of commons
The second legislative body of parliament Senate
Has power to administer and carry out laws Executive branch
Has power to make and amend laws Legislative branch
A group of minister chosen by the prime minister who decide government policy. Cabinet
A system in which citizens vote directly in every issue Direct democracy
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