Class Notes- Feb 3

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Class Notes- Feb 3

  1. 1. The Political State of Canada before 1914<br />A comparison to today<br />
  2. 2. Who was in charge then?<br />King Edward VII 1901-1910 and King George V 1910-1936 of the British Empire<br />Powers vested to Governor General of Canada (Monarch’s Representative in Canada)<br />Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier became Canada’s 7th Prime Minister and First French-Canadien Prime Minister of Canada<br />He was elected on July 11, 1896 and was Prime Minister until October 5, 1911<br />Was the leader of the Liberal Party<br />
  3. 3. Political Power<br />A collage of Canadian Members of Parliament elected in 1896.<br />
  4. 4. Why all old white guys? (with awesome facial hair)<br />Caucasian women couldn’t vote until 1918<br />Asians couldn’t vote until 1948<br />First Nations couldn’t vote until 1960<br />How do you think this would have impacted Canadian policy?<br />Socially, Economically, Politically?<br />
  5. 5. Who is in charge now?<br />Queen Elizabeth II 1952 – Present<br />Governor General MichaëlleJean<br />Prime Minister Stephen Harper is Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister and leader of the Federal Conservative Party<br />
  6. 6. Political Power<br />A collage of current MPs in Canada<br />
  7. 7. Multicultural?<br />Compare the different MPs with the difference in public opinion about immigration.<br />Are the two related?<br />Do you think Canadians are more open to immigration?<br />Do our current MPs represent our population?<br />How would a more culturally diverse parliament benefit Canadians? How could it have a negative impact?<br />
  8. 8. Exit Slip<br />Everyday (hopefully) we will do a quick exit slip. This helps me to get your reaction to the class so we can adjust accordingly. <br />

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