ERN DIANS GOV HOW CANA AND FEDERAL S THEMSELVE S N IO T ELEC Section 1: Comprehension Questions Using the Discover Canada study guide, answer the following questions. 1. Canada is a federal state, a parliamentary democracy, and a constitutional monarchy. Explain how each of these aspects of our government is unique. 2. After an election, how are the Prime Minister and winning party chosen? What determines whether there is a majority or minority government? What does the confidence of the MPs mean? 3. Examine the chart on the responsibilities of each level of government (p.33). Identify two responsibilities at each level that are important to your life today and explain why. Section 2: Synthesis Questions Answer the questions below in your own words and in full sentences. 1. H ow is Canada’s system of government well-suited to meet the needs of a large, diverse country? Give three specific examples. 2. W hy are creative tension and co-operation important in our democracy? Consider how this applies to our federal system, branches of government, and political parties. 3. W hy is it important for Canadians to participate in their democracy? As a young Canadian, how can you become an active citizen?