Good Morning            1/15/13EQ: How do Canadians participate intheir government?HW: Study Guide #1-5. Test on Friday   ...
DirectionsUsing pg 64 in the       Something       Definition/                         to help you     Why isCoachbook to ...
Canada’s Government     Unit 5 Notes
Government Systems --  Who’s Got the Power?Unitary--power is held by one central authorityConfederation--association of in...
Government Types --How Do Citizens Participate?Autocratic-- 1 person possesses unlimited power &citizens have limited role...
Canada’s Branches of Government• Canada has 3 Branches of Government    just like any other Democratic Country.•   Executi...
Canada’s GovernmentFederation (federal system)Parliamentary DemocracyConstitutional Monarchy
Canada’s Federal SystemPower is divided (shared) betweencentral authority and 10 provinces
Two Types of Democratic         GovernmentsParliamentary-- a system of government having thereal executive power vested in...
Canada’s ParliamentaryCitizens elect Members of Parliament(MP’s)MP’s elect Prime Minister (PM)
Constitutional MonarchyConstitution limits powers ofking/queenMonarch has little power
Leadership1. Head of State: Monarch of the United   Kingdom (presently, Queen Elizabeth II);   little political power2. Pr...
Her MajestyQueen Elizabeth II
His ExcellencyThe Right Honorable  David Johnston      (Governor General)
The Right Honorable  Stephen Harper      (Prime Minister)
Legislature• Legislature- the central authority of a government.• Canada’s Legislature is Parliament
Canada’s ParliamentThe Citizens of Canada vote for membersof Parliament.Members of Parliament belong to manydifferent Poli...
Canada’s Parliament Whatever political party has the most members in  the legislature (or Parliament) select the Prime  M...
Canada’s Citizens Canada is a democracy. As a democracy, its citizens must participate in    voting and elections.   Th...
Class Activity!!!We will split the class up into two PoliticalParties  The “Boy” Party  The “Girl” PartyWhichever group ha...
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  1. 1. Good Morning 1/15/13EQ: How do Canadians participate intheir government?HW: Study Guide #1-5. Test on Friday Sponge#1. Turn in Canadian historical marker#2. Answer the question. How have theactions of Canadians changed the naturalenvironment of Canada?
  2. 2. DirectionsUsing pg 64 in the Something Definition/ to help you Why isCoachbook to remember: important tocomplete your foldable - Picture Canada? - RhymeRight side- something - acronymto help you remember - in your own wordsLeft side- definition/how it apply toCanadaIf you finish early,work on study guide inpurple tray
  3. 3. Canada’s Government Unit 5 Notes
  4. 4. Government Systems -- Who’s Got the Power?Unitary--power is held by one central authorityConfederation--association of independentstates that agree to certain limitations on theirfreedoms by joining togetherFederal--power is divided between centralauthority & several regional authorities Which system does Canada have?
  5. 5. Government Types --How Do Citizens Participate?Autocratic-- 1 person possesses unlimited power &citizens have limited role in governmentOligarchic-- small group exercises control & citizenshave limited role in governmentDemocratic--supreme power is vested in the people& exercised by them directly or indirectly though asystem of representation involving free elections Which type does Canada have?
  6. 6. Canada’s Branches of Government• Canada has 3 Branches of Government just like any other Democratic Country.• Executive Branch – this is the Prime Minister.• In America, it is the President• Legislative Branch – this is Parliament.• Parliament is made up of two groups: The House of Commons and the Senate• Judicial Branch – made up of all the courts in Canada
  7. 7. Canada’s GovernmentFederation (federal system)Parliamentary DemocracyConstitutional Monarchy
  8. 8. Canada’s Federal SystemPower is divided (shared) betweencentral authority and 10 provinces
  9. 9. Two Types of Democratic GovernmentsParliamentary-- a system of government having thereal executive power vested in a cabinet composed ofmembers of the legislature who elect the leader Leader works with or through the legislaturePresidential--system of government in which theleader is constitutionally independent of the legislature Leader works separate from legislature *Which type of democracy does Canada have?
  10. 10. Canada’s ParliamentaryCitizens elect Members of Parliament(MP’s)MP’s elect Prime Minister (PM)
  11. 11. Constitutional MonarchyConstitution limits powers ofking/queenMonarch has little power
  12. 12. Leadership1. Head of State: Monarch of the United Kingdom (presently, Queen Elizabeth II); little political power2. Prime Minister: holds the most political power; works closely with the legislature3. Premier- elected to each province government
  13. 13. Her MajestyQueen Elizabeth II
  14. 14. His ExcellencyThe Right Honorable David Johnston (Governor General)
  15. 15. The Right Honorable Stephen Harper (Prime Minister)
  16. 16. Legislature• Legislature- the central authority of a government.• Canada’s Legislature is Parliament
  17. 17. Canada’s ParliamentThe Citizens of Canada vote for membersof Parliament.Members of Parliament belong to manydifferent Political Parties.
  18. 18. Canada’s Parliament Whatever political party has the most members in the legislature (or Parliament) select the Prime Minister: This is the major difference between a Presidential Democracy and a Parliamentary Democracy!! Presidential Democracy – citizens choose the Head of Government (Executive Leader) Parliamentary Democracy – legislature (Parliament) chooses Head of Government (Executive Leader)  Citizens vote for members of Parliament, members choose the Prime Minister
  19. 19. Canada’s Citizens Canada is a democracy. As a democracy, its citizens must participate in voting and elections. They elect members of Parliament. They elect regional government officials.(provincial governor) They also vote on issues like whether or not Quebec should be an independent country. Separatists are people who want Quebec to be its own country
  20. 20. Class Activity!!!We will split the class up into two PoliticalParties The “Boy” Party The “Girl” PartyWhichever group has the majority gets tovote on a Prime MinisterThe Prime Minister (Executive) gets tomake a rule for tomorrow.

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