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  • 1. Canada’s Government NOTES
  • 2. The Beginning of Canada’s Government
    • The Indians were the first people to settle in Canada.
    • Later, the French took over their government.
    • Then in 1763 the British won control of Canada from the French.
    • Canada became free of Great Britain in 1931.
  • 3.  
  • 4. Democracy or Monarchy?
    • Canada’s government is actually a constitutional monarchy, but also a democracy.
    • The leader of Canada is called a prime minister.
    • Canada’s queen is also Great Britain’s queen from when Great Britain took control of Canada in 1763.
  • 5.  
  • 6. Laws
    • Canada’s lawmakers work in a group called Parliament.
    • Laws are made by Parliament.
    • The people of Canada vote to choose their lawmakers.
    • They vote every five years or less but an election can be called at any time.
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  • 8. Definitions
    • Monarchy- A type of government with one main leader, or ruler, such as a king or queen.
    • Democracy- A government where the citizens vote for their leader by holding elections.
    • Prime Minister- The chief minister of a ruler or state.
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  • 12. That’s all for now!