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Final Jeopardy Category
Executive, Legislative, Judicial
Name the 3 Branches of Government
House of Commons, Senate
What is in the legislative branch?
G.G. PM Cabinet
What is in the executive branch
Supreme Court of Canada, prov, fed court
What is in the judicial branch?
Carry out and enforce laws
What is the job of the Executive branch?
Power lies in the hands of officials elected by the majority
What type of government does Canada have?
Power lies in the hands of elite or upper class
Power in the hands of one individual who usually has the support of the military
Power in the hands of few influential individuals
Liberalism, Socialism, Conservatism, Fascism, Communism, Totalitarianism
Name 3 of the 6 major ideologies
What ideology sits on the extreme left of the political spectrum?
What ideology sits at the extreme right?
Tradition important, economic freedom
Typically, what are the characteristics of a conservative?
Extreme nationalism, militaristic
What are the characteristics of a Fascist?
Give throne speech, sign bills to make law, parties
What is the job of the Governor General?
Staying on party line in public
What is cabinet solidarity
Makes sure MPs or MLAs are there to vote
What does the Party Whip do?
Win by default
What is acclamation?
Sober second thought on bills
What does the Senate do?
First Past the Post
What is Canada’s current voting system?
Proportional Representation, Single transferable vote
Name one other alternative for Canada’s voting system
At what stage does the House of Commons come to an end?
At what stage do Candidates get selected for each party?
Dissolution, Enumeration, Nomination, Campaigning, Balloting, Tabulation
Name the 6 stages of an election
What year was Meech Lake?
Attempt to reconcile Quebec to constitution “Quebec Round”
What was Meech Lake about?
Who created the 5 demands?
Leader of First Nations (opposed to Meech)
Who is Elijah Harper?
Who was the first leader of the Parti Quebecois?
Who introduces a bill to the House?
At what stage is a bill thoroughly debated?
Where is a bill refined and polished?
GG signs to give royal assent
When the Senate passes a bill, what happens next?
Describe all ten steps in passing a bill to a law
What is the difference between private and public law?
What are the two types of law
Name one aspect of a criminal trial
Name one aspect of the Young Offenders act
What is small claims court
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
What was added to the BNA Act when it was patriated?
Bill of Rights 1960
What was the precursor to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Which PM patriated the constitution?
Equality, Mobility, Legal, democratic, language, fundamental freedoms
Name 4 categories in the charter
“escape clause” provinces overrule Ottawa
What is the notwithstanding clause?
Consulted special interests and First Nations
How was the Charlottetown Accord different from Meech Lake
Ab. Self gov’t, Triple E senate reform, Quebec distinct society
What did Charlottetown call for?
Direct vote by the people on an issue (rather than MPs representing constituents). Yes/no question
What is a referendum?
What happened to the Charlottetown Accord?
How many provinces accepted Charlottetown accord?
Enact, amend, repeal laws
What is the role of the legislative assembly
7 of 10 provinces with 50% of the population
What is the amending formula?
Answers will vary
Name one problem with having a majority government
An MP who does not have a portfolio / special responsibility (usually sits at the back of the house)
What is a backbencher?
To keep Gov’t on task: attack decisions, ensure that money is being spent wisely.
What is the role the official opposition?