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2 Canadas System of Government Federal State Parliamentary Democracy Constitutional Monarchy

3 5 4 3 Canada, 1867 1: Nova Scotia; 2: PEI 3: New Brunswick 4: Quebec ; 5: Ontario The beginnings First Elected Assemblies: Nova Scotia – 1758 PEI – 1773 New Brunswick – 1785 Quebec – 1793 British North America Act or Constitution Act – 1867 Constitution Act; Charter of Rights and Freedoms – 1982 1 Map of Canada in 1867 2 Canada, 2013

4 Queen Elizabeth II Represented in Canada by the Governor General David Johnston Queen Elizabeth II Represented in Canada by the Governor General David Johnston Senate 105 Senators appointed on the Prime Ministers recommendation. Serve until retirement or age 75. Cannot be fired. Senate 105 Senators appointed on the Prime Ministers recommendation. Serve until retirement or age 75. Cannot be fired. House of Commons 308 members elected by Canadian citizens every 4 years, no term limits if re-elected. Includes government and opposition members House of Commons 308 members elected by Canadian citizens every 4 years, no term limits if re-elected. Includes government and opposition members Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Cabinet (36 Ministries) Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Cabinet (36 Ministries) Executive Branch Legislative Branch Parliamentary Democracy

5 Federal Court of Appeal Federal Court of Canada Tax Court of Canada Provincial & Territorial Superior Courts Provincial Courts Provincial Courts of Appeal Supreme Court of Canada Nine judges appointed by the Governor General Supreme Court of Canada Nine judges appointed by the Governor General Judiciary Branch

6 The 3 Branches of Canadas Government Queen Senate House of Commons Prime Minister and Cabinet (36 Ministries) Prime Minister and Cabinet (36 Ministries) Executive Branch Legislative Branch Judicial Branch Federal Court Supreme Court of Canada Provincial Courts How do the 3 branches of government relate to each other?

7 The House of Commons Number of Members of Parliament per Province and Territory

8 Do you know who is your MP? Elizabeth May Caucus:Green Party Constituency:Saanich-Gulf Islands Randall Garrison Caucus:NDP Constituency:Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca Murray Rankin Caucus:NDP Constituency:Victoria

9 How a Bill becomes Law

10 Constitutional Monarchy The Queen The Governor General The Lieutenant Governors Does it Work?

11 Legislative Assembly of British Columbia BC MLA Seats per Party Party before 2013 elections after 2013 elections Liberal4550 NDP3633 Independent41 Green01 Conservative00 Total85

12 Legislative Assembly of British Columbia New MLAs in Greater Victoria - 2013 NameCaucusConstituency Maureen KaragianisNDP Esquimalt-Royal Roads Andrew WeaverGreen Oak Bay-Gordon Head Gary HolmanNDP Saanich North & Gulf Islands Lana PophanNDP Saanich South Carol JamesNDP Victoria-Beacon Hill Rob FlemingNDP Victoria-Swan Lake

13 BCs Political Landscape Economic Left Economic Right Social Liberalism Social Conservatism CON NDP GREEN LIB Source: adapted from Vote CompassVote Compass

14 How does Canadas System of Government Affects me?

15 Thank you!


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