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Copy of Mind Map - Canadian Government

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Transcript of Copy of Mind Map - Canadian Government


The Court
3 Branches
3 Levels of
Representative Democracy
Type of Government in Canada
Election Process
Prime Minister
Various Jobs & responsibility
Municipal Government
Federal Government
Provincial Government
* Provide Public services (defence, postal service, trade etc).
*Health care
*Social welfare
*Fire Fighting
*Police protection
*2 basic choices:
Provide fewer services
Get money for services
*Power to make and amend laws.
*Seen as the highest political institution in Canada's political system,
*It includes the Queen (represented by the Governor General), the House of Commons and the Senate.
*Decides who has broken the law.
*Sets penalty.
*Judges & courts at Federal &
Provincial level hold this power.
*Enacts, applies, and enforces federal laws
created by the legislative branch.
*Composed of the Queen (represented by the Governor General), the Cabinet (a group of high-ranking members of government that includes the Prime Minister) and the administration (government departments, armed forces, Crown Corps and other bodies.)
Provincial Courts
Supreme court of Canada
*Handle more serious cases called indictable offenses.
*Criminal matters, family matters, youth matters, small claims (Judge with no jury).
*Traffic & municipal by-law matters (judge or justice of the peace)
*Highest court for all illegal issues in Canada since 1949.
*Decides on constitutional issues, act as the final court appeal.
*3 of the 9 justice must be from Quebec.
*PM chooses one out of the 9 justice to act as chief justice.
*Citizens allow elected representatives to make decisions on their behalf.
Constitutional Monarchy
* Prime Minister dismisses
MP's & fix election date.
*Enumerators compile numbers & names of all eligible voters (including age & address).
*Each party nominate a candidate.
*Candidate must at least have 25 elector's signatures.
*Parties & Candidate presents themselves to public.
*Voters Go to a local school or community center to vote.
*Afterward, voters drops ballot in box.
*Ballot counted.
*Results announced.
Criminal & Civil Law.
*Criminal law are contained in the criminal code of Canada.
*Breaking a criminal law is consider to be a wrong against Canada society.
*Only Federal government can make criminal laws, provincial government help to administer them.
*Civil law cases usually involves disputes over contracts, property or personal relationship.
Legislative Process
Member Of Parliament
Official Opposition
Governor General
Lieutenant Governor
Role of the Citizen
Major Political Parties
Written Constitution
Unwritten Constitution
*Description of powers of government.
*Charter Rights and Freedom
*Amending formula 7/10. 50%
*Traditions (i.e. political parties)
*Join in
*E-mail the Mayor
*Civil disobedience etc...
*Cabinet Minister has idea for a bill
*Idea explain to Cabinet.
*Cabinet approves idea.
*Lawyers draft bills.
*Cabinet committee examines bill.
*Cabinet & caucus approve bill.
*Bill introduced to House of common/
Senate for 1st reading.
*Second reading.
*House debates & votes on principle of the bill.
*Parliamentary committee examines bill.
*House amends bill.
*3rd reading, debate & vote.
*Bill passes house.
*Senate/ House of Commons examines, debates,
amends bill.
*Bill passes senate.
*Governor General gives formal assent; bill is now law.
Structure of Government
Governor General
Prime Minister
House of Common
Political Spectrum
*Leader of Party.
*Leader of a Party that gets the most votes becomes PM.
*Chooses & changes Cabinet members.
*Asks Governor General to call an election.
* Addresses Canadians on issues of national concern.
*Speaks on behalf of all Canadians at international meetings.
*Spokesperson for his or her party.
*Represents the queen.
*Adviser to government.
*Reading the speech from
the throne.
*Gives Royal assent to bills.
*MP represent his/
her constituents.
*Provide final check on
the legislation passed in
the House of Common.
*Work on committees &
task forces, and preform
diplomatic service for
*Provide regional
*Acts like Governor General
in provincial level.
*Represents the Mayor.
*present Petitions, Resolutions, and Private Members'
Bills to the House.
*put forward Government Bills
*To listen to people of higher authorities and to respect all people as equal.
*Running the city government and providing goods and services for its people.
*In charge of the city budget and making sure city services are delivered.
*Appoints the Chief of Police and Fire Chief for his city.
*To criticize government policies and suggesting improvements.
*Presenting an alternative to the current Government's policy agenda.
*Appoint the Executive Board.
*Elect the Mayor.
*Represent their community
*Appoint the Leader of the
Supreme court of Canada
Federal courts
Provincial Courts
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