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Is Canada a Democracy?



Assignment One: Political Participation - What Kind of Canada do we want? 


Reading:  pages 59 to 64, Civics Today.

Answer the following questions in one or two sentences:

  • What determines whether a person will participate in politics?
  • Why don't people vote?
  • How can we get more voters out? 


Read "In Praise of Another Election."

  • What is the main point of Rick Salutin's column?
  • What is your reaction to his opinion? Do you agree? disagree? Why?


Assignment Two:  Your Political Self - Why don't we vote?


Reading:  pages 64 to 67, Civics Today.

Answer questions 1 and 2 (page 66) and question 2 and 3 (page 67).
Assignment Three:  Referendums and a New Voting System for Canada

Reading:  pages 72 to 77, Civics Today.

Answer questions 1 and 2 (page 75), question 1 (page 76), and question 6 (page 77).

Assignment Four:  The Youth Vote 


Assignment Five:  The Law


Part A:  How a Government Bill Becomes Law


Using the information from this government webpage, create a colourful diagram illustrating the steps taken to make a bill (a proposed law) into a law.


Part B:  The Judicial System


1) Reading:  pages 51 to 55, Civics Today.

Answer questions 1 and 2 on page 55.


2) Reading:  pages 29-30, Citizenship Issues and Action.

"Focus on an Issue:  Do Schools Balance the Rights and Responsibilities of Students?"

Answer questions 1 to 3, page 30.



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