Government_of_Canada_C6 A B C D debate democracy E F G H I J elect federal government governing party Hansard Independent election Government Head of Government issue electoral district Government House Leader Head of State Governor General House of Commons K L M N O law mace minority government official languages Leader of the Official Opposition - House of Commons majority government monarch Official Opposition Leader of the Opposition - Senate mayor municipal government local government media Lower House Member of Parliament (MP) Minister P Q R S page political party Queen reading (of a bill) Senate Speaker's Parade (House of Commons) Parliament poll question period Red Chamber Senator Speech from the Throne Parliament Hill Prime Minister representative Sergeant-at-Arms parliamentarian provincial or territorial government riding Speaker of the House of Commons Peace Tower Royal Assent Speaker of the Senate petition Speaker's Parade (Senate) T U V W X Y - Z territorial government Upper House Vote throne Usher of the Black Rod tradition <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; 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FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><FONT size=5><STRONG>bill</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=5>A suggestion for a law that Parliament is asked to consider.</FONT> </P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2912" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><A name=2><FONT size=5><B>budget</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>The plan of where the Government is going to get money this year and how it will spend its money.</FONT> <BR></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18939"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><A name=3><FONT size=5><FONT class=c5speakingrange><B>Cabinet</B> </FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5><FONT class=c5speakingrange>- the group of Ministers who work closely with the Prime Minister (or in a provincial government, with the premier)</FONT><BR>&nbsp; See <U>Cabinet Minister</U></FONT></P> <P xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><FONT size=4>&nbsp;<SPAN class=crickpicture crickpicture="true" textheight="23"><RUBY><IMG style="HEIGHT: 156px" alt="" src="C:\DOCUME~1\setbc\LOCALS~1\Temp\crickres\4af5923133694d8da58bcaeedd932220.35e94837-08fe-4402-92ee-5c9855d99d0f.Normal.jpg" width=231 height=92 ResourceId="35e94837-08fe-4402-92ee-5c9855d99d0f"></RT></RUBY></SPAN> </FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; 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The Leader of the Government in the Senate is also a member of Cabinet. <BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18939"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><A name=5><B><FONT size=5>Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms</FONT></B></A><BR><FONT size=5>A section of the Canadian constitution that ensures that all people in Canada are guaranteed certain basic rights and freedoms.</FONT> <BR></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 98%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><A name=6><FONT size=5><B>capital</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the city where Parliament is located and the government carries out its business </FONT></P> <P xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><FONT size=5>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. Each province and territory also has a capital city.</FONT> <BR></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=7><B><FONT size=5>caucus</FONT></B>&nbsp;</A><BR><FONT size=5>- a&nbsp;group of Senators and Members of Parliament from the same political party </FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=8><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5><B>ceremony</B>&nbsp;</FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5><FONT class=c5speakingrange>- a&nbsp;formal act that follows special rules or traditions</FONT></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 98%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=9><FONT size=5><B>Chamber</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the meeting room in which all Senators or Members of Parliament meet to discuss and to vote</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=5>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Senators and Members of Parliament each have their own meeting room. <BR>See <U>Senate</U>, <U>House of Commons</U>&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><SPAN class=crickpicture textheight="40" crickpicture="true"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 149px; 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MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><A name=11><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5><B>Clerk of the House of Commons</B> </FONT></FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5>- the principal person in the Chamber who advises the Speaker, Members of Parliament and the other clerks about rules in the House of Commons<BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=12><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5><B>Clerk of the Senate</B> </FONT></FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5>- the principal person in the Chamber who advises the Speaker, the Senators and the other clerks about rules in the Senate<BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=13><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5><B>coalition</B> </FONT></FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5>- the joining together of two or more political parties to form a Government or an opposition <BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><A name=14><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5><B>committee</B>&nbsp;</FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5>- a&nbsp;group of Senators, Members of Parliament or both selected to study a specific subject or bill and write a report about it<BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=15><FONT size=4><B>Confederation</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=4>- the agreement by the provinces to join in order to form the nation of Canada and create a federal Parliament </FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This happened in 1867 with four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia). </FONT><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=4>Other provinces and territories joined at later dates. <BR></P></FONT></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=16><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5><B>constituency</B> </FONT></FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5>- the area in Canada that a Member of Parliament represents in the House of Commons (also known as a riding or electoral district) <BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; 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COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0>&nbsp;<A name=18><FONT size=5><B>Constitution</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the set of rules which a country like Canada follows to work well as a nation</FONT> </BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18939"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=19><FONT size=5><B>debate</B>&nbsp;</FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- a&nbsp;discussion of any subject by Senators or Members of Parliament</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; 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ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0><A name=21><FONT size=5><B>elect</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- to pick one person from a group of several people by voting. The person with the most votes is elected<BR></FONT></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=22><FONT size=5><B>election</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the selection of a person or government by voting. In Canada, elections for Members of Parliament must be held at least every five years</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=23><FONT size=5><B>electoral district</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- another word used for constituency or riding </FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=24><FONT size=5><B>federal government</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the Government of Canada that acts and speaks for the whole country</FONT><BR><A name=23><B></B></A></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18939"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=25><FONT size=5><B>governing party</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the political party that forms the government because it had more of its members elected to the Chamber by the people than any other political party</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4><FONT class=c5speakingrange>&nbsp;<SPAN class=crickpicture crickpicture="true" textheight="23"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 163px; 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ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=28><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=4><B>Governor General</B> </FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=4>- The representative of the monarch (Queen or King) in Canada who acts on the monarch's behalf with the advice of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. </FONT></P> <P><FONT class=c5speakingrange></RT><FONT size=4><SPAN class=crickpicture crickpicture="true" textheight="40"><RUBY><IMG alt="" src="C:\DOCUME~1\setbc\LOCALS~1\Temp\crickres\4af5923133694d8da58bcaeedd932220.25253cd6-578c-48e2-b4dc-f9fd4c9020cf.Normal.jpg" height=160 ResourceId="25253cd6-578c-48e2-b4dc-f9fd4c9020cf"></RT></RUBY></SPAN> </FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4><FONT class=c5speakingrange>His Excellency the Right Honourable&nbsp;David Johnston&nbsp;is Canada's current Governor General.</FONT><BR>&nbsp;</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18939"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0><A name=29><B><FONT size=5>Hansard</FONT></B></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the printed record of what Members of Parliament said in the House of Commons</FONT></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=30><FONT size=5><B>Head of Government</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the prime minister is the head of government and looks after the business of the country</FONT><BR></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 98%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=31><FONT size=4><B>Head of State</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=4>- the monarch (Queen or King) is the Head of State of Canada</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4><FONT class=c5speakingrange>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Governor General represents the monarch in Canada. </FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=4>&nbsp;<SPAN class=crickpicture textheight="40" crickpicture="true"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 96px; 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MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=34><FONT size=5><B>issue</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>A subject for debate or discussion.</FONT> </P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=35><FONT size=5><B>law</B>&nbsp;</FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- a&nbsp;rule for all Canadians made by the Senators and Members of Parliament through discussion and voting</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 124%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=36><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=4><B>Leader of the Official Opposition - House of Commons</B> </FONT></FONT></FONT></A><BR><FONT size=4><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange>The leader of the political party that elected the second most MPs in the election. The members of this party do not always agree with the ideas of the governing</FONT> party and often question them about their decisions</FONT>. </FONT></P> <P><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5>&nbsp;<SPAN class=crickpicture textheight="40" crickpicture="true"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 80px; HEIGHT: 128px" height=160 alt="" src="C:\DOCUME~1\dmercier\LOCALS~1\Temp\crickres\1ed4fd67d1784b13920cfa6cb74b1f73.e87c7412-2388-4177-971d-e7fba159473f.Normal.jpg" width=83 ResourceId="e87c7412-2388-4177-971d-e7fba159473f"></RT></RUBY></SPAN> </FONT><FONT size=4>The Honourable Stephane Dion is the Liberal Leader and the leader of the Official Opposition.</FONT></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=37><B><FONT size=5>Leader of the</FONT> <FONT size=5>Opposition - Senate</FONT></B><FONT size=5> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>The Leader of the party which holds the largest number of seats in the opposition. </FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16450"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 75%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5><STRONG>Lieutenant Governor</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=5><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange>The Lieutenant Governor is the Queen's representative in the provincial government.</FONT>&nbsp;</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT style="" class=c5speakingrange size=5>&nbsp;</RT></FONT></P> <P><FONT style="" class=c5speakingrange size=4>The Lieutenant Governor in BC is Judith Guichon.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4><IMG src="http://www.google.ca/url?source=imglanding&amp;ct=img&amp;q=http://www.ltgov.bc.ca/events/media-releases/2012/oct/portrait.jpg&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=KIyUUMY25NaKAu-FgSA&amp;ved=0CAkQ8wc4CQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNEtPcrDWt5660A5oBZRlTLtV1BHew" width=133 height=201></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=38><FONT size=5><B>local government</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the council that manages the business of a municipality (village, town or city). The council members are elected by the people living in that area</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=39><FONT size=5><B>Lower House</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- another name for the House of Commons</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 124%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><STRONG><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5>Legislative Assembly</FONT></STRONG></P> <P><FONT size=5><FONT class=c5speakingrange>The elected members of the provincial parliament together form th</FONT><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange>e Legislative Assembly.</FONT> <FONT class=c5speakingrange>There are&nbsp;79 elected members of the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia.</FONT>.</FONT></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML dir=rtl><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; 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MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=44><FONT size=5><B>mayor</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>The head of a municipality (village, town or city). <BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><B></B><A name=45><FONT size=5><B>media</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>The radio, television, Internet, magazines and newspapers and the journalists who work for them. <BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=46><FONT size=5><B>Member of Parliament (MP)</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>A person elected to the House of Commons. There are 308 Members of Parliament representing all of the areas of Canada in the House of Commons. </FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 124%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=47><FONT size=5><B>Minister</B> </FONT></A><BR><BR><FONT size=5>See <U>Cabinet Minister</U></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 124%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><STRONG><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5>ministry</FONT></STRONG></P> <P><FONT size=5><FONT class=c5speakingrange>A ministry works on government operations in specific areas.</FONT> <FONT class=c5speakingrange>There are&nbsp;20 ministries.</FONT></FONT> </P> <P><FONT size=3>The current ministries are:&nbsp;Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canadian Heritage, Citizenship and Immigration, Environment, Finance, Fisheries and Oceans, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Health, Human Resources and Social Development, Indian and Northern Affairs, Industry, Intergovernmental Affairs, Justice, National Defense, Natural Resources, Public&nbsp;Safety,</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3>Public Works and Governmental Services, Transport, Veterans Affairs, Western Economic Diversification&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=48><FONT size=5><B>minority government</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>The governing party has less than half of the total number of MPs elected to the House of Commons. In order to remain the government, it has to cooperate with the opposition Members. </FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=49><FONT size=5><B>monarch</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>A Queen or King. <FONT class=c5speakingrange>The British monarch is also the monarch of Canada.</FONT></FONT><FONT class=c5speakingrange>&nbsp;<BR><FONT class=c5speakingrange>&nbsp;<SPAN class=crickpicture textheight="40" crickpicture="true"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 108px; 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FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=52><FONT size=5><B>Official Opposition</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>The political party that elected the second most MPs in the election.</FONT></P> <P><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5>&nbsp;<SPAN class=crickpicture textheight="31" crickpicture="true"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 176px; HEIGHT: 72px" height=124 alt="" src="C:\DOCUME~1\dmercier\LOCALS~1\Temp\crickres\1ed4fd67d1784b13920cfa6cb74b1f73.58e59f6c-d097-4407-9e11-3a3747bc0676.Normal.gif" width=181 ResourceId="58e59f6c-d097-4407-9e11-3a3747bc0676"></RT></RUBY></SPAN> </FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=4>The Liberal party is the current Official Opposition.</RT></RT></FONT></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 98%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=53><FONT size=5><B>page</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>Pages are university students who work part-time in either the Senate or House of Commons to assist parliamentarians during sittings by distributing documents and relaying messages. <BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; 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It is made up of the Governor General as the Queen's representative, the Senate and the House of Commons</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 98%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=55><FONT size=5><B>Parliament Hill</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the site of the Parliament Buildings (Senate and House of Commons) in Ottawa</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=5>&nbsp;<SPAN class=crickpicture crickpicture="true" textheight="31"><RUBY><IMG alt="" src="C:\Documents and Settings\dmercier\Local Settings\Temp\crickres\0c99dd4cf61546d8972f42abbfa53b43.f8b09d67-d61b-4f03-9929-2a71ba5c8a8c.Normal.jpg" height=124 ResourceId="f8b09d67-d61b-4f03-9929-2a71ba5c8a8c"></RT></RUBY></SPAN> </FONT></P> <P><FONT size=4>Parliament Hill</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><A name=56><FONT size=5><B>parliamentarian</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>-&nbsp;a Senator or a Member of Parliament (MP)</FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; 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ZOOM: 124%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=59><FONT size=5><B>political party</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>A group of people who have the same beliefs about how the country should be run. </FONT></P> <P><SPAN class=crickpicture textheight="40" crickpicture="true"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 152px; HEIGHT: 38px" height=160 alt="" src="file:///C:/DOCUME~1/dmercier/LOCALS~1/Temp/crickres/1ed4fd67d1784b13920cfa6cb74b1f73.eae090ad-da0d-46a7-9847-2bf21733df7a.Normal.gif" width=354 ResourceId="eae090ad-da0d-46a7-9847-2bf21733df7a"></RT></RUBY></SPAN>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=crickpicture textheight="40" crickpicture="true"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 100px; HEIGHT: 51px" height=160 alt="" src="file:///C:/DOCUME~1/dmercier/LOCALS~1/Temp/crickres/1ed4fd67d1784b13920cfa6cb74b1f73.58e59f6c-d097-4407-9e11-3a3747bc0676.Normal.gif" width=129 ResourceId="58e59f6c-d097-4407-9e11-3a3747bc0676"></RT></RUBY></SPAN>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=crickpicture textheight="40" crickpicture="true"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 125px; 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MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16608" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY contentEditable=false style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; COLOR: black; ZOOM: 125%; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR" bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 topMargin=0 rightMargin=12> <P><A name=60><FONT size=5><B>poll</B> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>A survey that asks questions to find out what people think on a certain topic. <BR></FONT></P></BODY></HTML> <HTML><HEAD> <STYLE>P { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } .crickcheckastype { BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://squiggle.dll/gif/squiggle.gif); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x; BACKGROUND-POSITION: 50% bottom } .speechhighlight { COLOR: red } .speechhighlight FONT { COLOR: red } </STYLE> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.23037"></HEAD> <BODY style="FONT-STYLE: normal; ZOOM: 99%; FONT-FAMILY: Sassoon CR, Arial; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 24pt; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" contentEditable=false bottomMargin=0 leftMargin=12 rightMargin=12 topMargin=0> <P><STRONG><FONT size=5>p</FONT></STRONG><A name=61><FONT size=5><STRONG>rime minister</STRONG> </FONT></A><BR><FONT size=5>- the Head of Government and leader of the governing party</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=5></FONT>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size=5>&nbsp;<FONT class=c5speakingrange>The Prime Minister is also a Member of Parliament and represents a constituency.</FONT></FONT><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT size=5>&nbsp;<BR><FONT class=c5speakingrange>&nbsp;<SPAN class=crickpicture crickpicture="true" textheight="40"><RUBY><IMG style="WIDTH: 92px; HEIGHT: 121px" alt="" src="C:\Documents and Settings\dmercier\Local Settings\Temp\crickres\0c99dd4cf61546d8972f42abbfa53b43.8e2fc779-7330-4b1e-8219-8944b221d44e.Normal.jpg" width=92 height=160 ResourceId="8e2fc779-7330-4b1e-8219-8944b221d44e"></RT></RUBY></SPAN> </FONT></FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT class=c5speakingrange><FONT class=c5speakingrange size=5>The Right Honourable Stephen Harper is Canada's current Prime Minister.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=5></FONT>&nbsp;</P></BODY></HTML>