In Canada, voter turnout has become a major issue; as there is a large amount of the population that does not vote in elections. Back in 2008, a total of 58% of the countries` population voted in the election. This is a startling low number, which since has begun to increase only slightly in recent years. In a democratic society, voting is essential for it to function with its full potential. Doing so enacts one of your basic responsibilities as a citizen, as well as shows that you are staying involved in your community and government. The serious lack of voter turnout contradicts this responsibility. There are individuals who speculate that it would be beneficial to make voting mandatory, with repercussions for those who do not vote.
Québec is filled with breathtaking sites, waterfalls and more, beoming it’s own country would just destroy itself if it separated. Québec is a growing country with a bright future, it has much to offer to the world, this is not possible if Québec is having troubles being its own country. If Quebec became a country, it would be chaos. Quebec as a new country will have to start fresh in this growing and complicated world. Quebec wouldn’t succeed as a country because it will have an unstable or no economy at all, as well Quebec will have to make a government of their own and lastly they would have no means of seld defence. Québec would have a hard time being a country without considering these facts for the future of it’s citizens.
What’s the best right that we have in Canada? Well, of course it’s the right to vote. In Canada, everyone is entitled the right to vote as long as they fit 2 requirements which are to be a Canadian Citizen and 18 years of age or older. It might have taken a while for some particular groups to get the right to vote, but today all groups are allowed to vote if the 2 requirements are met. Canadians have been voting since 1792 in Upper and Lower Canada elections, but have been voting in one united election in 1867, when we formed as one united nation known as Canada. From the 1867 to 1963 Canadian federal elections, the voter turnout has been relatively high. Since then, voter turnout has been descending where in the 2011 election only 61% of Canadians decided to vote. In the
Even though both Canada and the United States are democratic countries, there are key differences in how their government functions and how the country is ruled. For starters, Canada is a Constitutional Monarchy and is ran by prime minister Justin Trudeau and the Parliament, on the other hand, the US is a Republic Democracy ran by a president and the Congress. In the US the head of state is its president but in Canada, for any law or bill to pass the parliament needs to have Royal Assent which is a signature of the Governor General or the Queen. Therefore, this does kind of limit the prime minister’s powers. The Congress and the Parliament are very similar but proceed in a different manner. The Congress is made up of the House of Representatives which has their members voted in every two years as well as the Senate whose members are voted in every six
Adam Smith and Karl Marx were completely contrasting economists throughout their time and had an enormous effect on the world and the way we view economics. They represent the ideas of capitalism and socialism.
The weakness of Canadian democracy is parliamentary democracy. In parliamentary democracies government is formed by the party that is receiving more votes. This works well as long that party has the majority in parliament. If the party does not have a majority it must form a coalition with weaker parties until the government gets a majority .This cause instability in the
In America, we have a representative democracy, which means a form of government in which the will of majority is expressed through groups of individuals elected by the people to act as their representatives. In simpler terms, it means that the citizens vote or elect an individual to represent them in the government. Throughout the world, many countries “Claim,” to have a democratic government for example, “People’s Republic of China or Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.” In reality, both of those countries have a government that is nowhere near democracy or republic, they have either an oligarchy or dictatorship which can best describe their nation’s government. Another form is a monarchy, how England was ruled for long time, but now is ran by a constitutional monarchy.
The United States has a democratic government, which means our citizens get to help choose how our country works. The Constitution is setup to include citizens in the law making and voting process and preventing the US from turning into a tryannical government. Three ways we do thi s is by using Federalism, Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances.
There are many things in life that we as humans should know. One of which is civics. Civics is basically the study of rights and duties as a citizen. We all are part of a society and it is crucial to know how your government body runs. There are many aspects of a government that can make it different in every country. The main part is the type of government, which is either democratic or authoritarian. In democratic governments people usually vote to make decisions and authoritarian someone makes the decision for the people. In Canada we have a representative democracy as in we do not vote directly for our leader but we vote for people who represent us in the House of Commons. Learning how your government operates is as important as what rights and the responsibilities
There were many democratic and undemocratic features in colonial America, so democracy was a work in progress.
Liberty was an idea that America was founded upon. When the Constitution was being written, Benjamin Franklin gave a speech explaining why the delegates should sign the Constitution. Franklin admitted to the delegates that the document was not written to the best of its ability, and how he himself had doubts involving some parts. Overall, Franklin believed that this document would be something to protect the liberties of the people and would secure the people 's rights. Government preserves the liberty of citizens by their equality which leads to socialism. Socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community
The “living Tree” approach versus strict construction is another important aspect of the major terms and conditions set in the constitution act (1867). Canada has a “living tree” approach when it refers to the legal system we have in Canada. The Judical Committee of the Privy Council once stated that “The British North America Act planted in Canada a living tree capable of growth and expansion within its natural limits” (McCormack & Bueckert, 2013). In Canada we have a very democratic way of seeing and applying our decisions on different political views. Whether it’s voting in elections to elect new MP, elect a new Prime Minister or the voting between the political parties in the house of commons when deciding on important issues in our society, a decision is never made without the vote between many people.
Nancy Maclean’s book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America credits Charles Koch’s manipulation of American politics to the early history of the “radical right’s” master plan to take over American politics. Overestimating economist James McGill Buchanan role in the upsurge of the libertarian movement, Maclean having painted a portrait of an uncompromising and arrogant man, theorizes that there exists a need to expose James Buchanan’s underlying secretive, political establishment; an establishment, that she credits with the implantation of the “radical right’s” polarized plan to change the rules of American democratic governance. However, her desire to unfairly illustrate Buchanan’s policy beliefs
Capitalism and Socialism are types of systems throughout the world in different societies that have had their successful periods of time, but did not show to have the same success at other times during the course of history. Socialism’s theoretical essence says that ownership of property should be in the government’s hands meaning that government has more rights in the assets than individuals do while Capitalism gives to the individuals the right of property, creating a better society since the individuals can produce and purchase as they need to.
As a head of our government, the leader of our nation and the individual that Canadians look to for change and prosperity, the Prime Minister (next to the Governor General of Canada) holds the greatest amount of governing power. Democratic parliamentary systems like the one in Canada, compromise with their general population in order to give the people a voice within government. It is important to understand how the parliamentary system works in order to understand what administrative powers the Prime Minister executes and whether they are effective or not. The presence of a responsible government ensures Canadians that the governing body is an elected assembly instead of having a monarch in power. The Prime Minister, citizens of Canada, as