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Politics in canada

  1. 1. Politics in Canada<br />Political Parties<br />Who are their leaders?<br />What issues are important to them?<br />
  2. 2. Major Political Parties In Canada<br />Conservative Party<br />Liberal Party<br />New Democratic Party<br />Bloc Quebecois<br />Green Party<br />
  3. 3. Party Leaders<br />Stephen Harper<br />MichealIgnatieff<br />Jack Layton<br />Gilles Duceppe<br />Elizabeth May<br />
  4. 4. Conservative Party<br />The Conservative Party generally favours lower taxes for businesses, smaller government, more decentralization of federal government, and a tougher stand on "law and order" issues. It is also opposed to the legalization of cannabis<br />
  5. 5. Liberal Party<br />Today the Liberals tend to focus on:<br /> lowering taxes for individuals<br /> social service programs<br /> and the environment<br />
  6. 6. New Democratic Party<br />The New democrats would like to:<br />Get equal rights for all<br />Improve environmental protection with government regulation<br />Increase corporate taxes<br />Expand social programs<br />Abolish the senate<br />Peacekeeping<br />
  7. 7. Bloc Quebecois<br />The Bloc Quebecois:<br />Is devoted to Quebec’s interests on a federal level<br />And also promotes Quebec sovereignty<br />
  8. 8. Green Party<br />The Green Party’s core values are:<br />Ecological wisdom<br />Social Justice (equality)<br />Non-violence<br />Grassroots democracy<br />Letting the public make as many decisions as possible<br />
  9. 9. Federal Elections<br />The House of Commons is Canada’s legislative body<br />As of 2006 they have 308 seats that represent different areas of Canada “ridings”<br />Each riding holds an election to vote for their representative in the House of Commons<br />The Party who holds the most seats in the House of Commons is in power and their leader becomes the Prime Minister<br />
  10. 10. Responsibilities of Levels of Government<br />Federal Government<br />Defence<br />Foreign Trade and Relations<br />Postal Service<br />Immigration<br />Unemployment<br />Criminal Law<br />Currency<br />Income Tax<br />GST<br />Excise taxes<br />People and Businesses of Canada<br />
  11. 11. Provincial Elections<br />Each province has a legislative body of their own<br />In Manitoba it is known as the Legislative Assembly<br />As of 2006 Manitoba has 57 provincial electoral districts, or “ridings”<br />Each of these elects a Member of the Legislative Assembly to represent them in Winnipeg<br />
  12. 12. Provincial Government<br />Highways<br />Health Services<br />Education Facilities<br />Licences<br />Property and civil rights<br />Environment<br />Income Tax<br />Sales tax<br />Sin taxes<br />Federal Government<br />People and Businesses of Canada<br />
  13. 13. Local Government<br />Fire Fighters<br />Snow Removal<br />Water Supply<br />Garbage Collection<br />Public Transit<br />Local Police<br />Curfew<br />Licenses<br />Local fees<br />Property Taxes<br />People and Businesses of Canada<br />
  14. 14. Parts of Government - Parliament<br />Monarch – Represented by the Governor General<br />Prime Minister – Leader of the largest party in the House of Commons<br />House of Commons – MPs from each constituency 308 seats<br />Senate – Appointed by Governor General on Prime Minister’s advice, 105 senators<br />Cabinet – Ministers selected by PM from MPs and senators in the same party<br />
  15. 15. Provincial Revenue (Where provinces get money from)<br />
  16. 16. Provincial Operating Expenditure (Where the provinces spend money)<br />