SST1772 Government of Canada - Executive Branch

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Government of Canada - Executive Branch, an introduction
Social Studies, high school

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  • The Government of Canada is made up of three branches.
  • Executive – discusses potential bills, day to day business of the governmentLegislative – debates and passes bills into lawsJudicial – interprets the laws
  • In this presentation we will focus only on one branch – the Executive Branch.
  • Representative of the (Queen)Appointed by the Queen on advice of PMCeremonial representative for Government of Canada
  • Representative of the (Queen)Appoints Prime Minister and Cabinet ( on advice of PM)Gives Royal Assent to bills in House of CommonsSummon and dissolve parliamentCeremonial representative for Government of Canada
  • Leader of the political party who wins the most number of seats in a general electionProvides leadership and direction with support of Cabinet for citizens of CanadaNation’s chief diplomat
  • Head of StateChooses Cabinet Members from Members of ParliamentLeader of CabinetLeader of the political party who wins the most number of seats in a general electionProvides leadership and direction with support of Cabinet for citizens of CanadaNation’s chief diplomat
  • Members of Parliament chosen by PM to assist with the decisions and day to day operations of the governmentProposes bills and direction of national policyEach given a portfolio ( department of the government)by the PM to oversee
  • Members of Parliament chosen by PM to assist with the decisions and day to day operations of the governmentProposes bills and direction of national policyEach given a portfolio by the PM to oversee ( example: Health Care)
  • The Executive branch of the Canadian Government is responsible to the people of Canada.
  • SST1772 Government of Canada - Executive Branch

    1. 1. Government of Canada The Executive Branch
    2. 2. Canadian Government Legislative Parliament ExecutiveHouse of Commons Senate Governor General Prime Minister Judicial PM’s Office Cabinet Supreme Court Federal Court Provincial Court Tax Court
    3. 3. Branches of GovernmentExecutive Legislative Judicial
    4. 4. ExecutiveGovernor General Prime Minister PM’s Office Cabinet
    5. 5. Becoming the Governor General
    6. 6. Responsibilities of the Governor General
    7. 7. Becoming Prime Minister
    8. 8. Responsibilities of the Prime Minister Leader of the CountryLeader of the Cabinet Country’s Chief Diplomat
    9. 9. Becoming a Cabinet Minister
    10. 10. Responsibilities of Cabinet Ministers
    11. 11. Canadian Government Legislative Parliament ExecutiveHouse of Commons Senate Governor General Prime Minister Judicial PM’s Office Cabinet Supreme Court Federal Court Provincial Court Tax Court

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