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Department
Political Science
Course
POL214Y5
Professor
Erin Tolley
Semester
Winter

Description
Midterm Review J Worth 13% of our grade 90 Minutes – closed book test Format 3 Sections 1. Short Answer: each worth 10 points, aim to write 3­4 paragraphs for each questions (1  Page ¼ double spaced). You have 7 options and have to choose 5. 2. Choose the Best Answer (Multiple Choice): each is worth 2 points, 10 questions  answer all—spend 1.5 minutes on each question Ex. Confederation happened in which year: 1867 3. Essay: 30 points, two options and you have to choose one, aim to write 7­10  paragraphs, includes thesis statement and argument 50% Short Answer 20% Multiple Choice  30% Essay What the test covers: Main Topics • Political culture (differing models, origins, is Canadian political culture becoming  Americanized) • Federalism (two levels of government, provincial territorial and a federal level,  division of powers in sections 91 and 92, it passed through a number of historical  periods like classical, emergency, cooperative) • Language and the Quebec question (should Quebec be sovereign) • The constitution: how it came about, patriated in 1982 • Character of rights and freedoms: basic principles and fundamental rights, BNA  was a British statue, we had a proclamation to bring it home to Canada • The Executive (Crown, Prime Minister and Cabinet) Things to think about:  Why does political culture matter to Canadian politics? • Change what’s underlined based on what you’re looking at How does this topic affect the way that government works the quality of democracy and  the lives of citizens? • The executive powers—does the prime minister have too much power? • Federalism affects the way government works—equalization, division of powers,  only the constitution shapes how the government works because only the federal  can deal with education, they can only have a navy or a coast guard • Charter: places limits on what they can do, some rights can’t be revoked from  citizens even though the government wishes to etc. Freedom of Expression,  Association, Conscience (Religion), Assembly o The government cant arrest us and not say why o You can’
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