Political Parties

Political Parties

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until we understand what it means.

Youth in Canada are disengaged from politics and the numbers from the last federal elections show it. In order to facilitate the debate, we use the Facts section of the website to provide Canadian youth with a valuable source of information about Canadian politics and the vocabulary that goes along with it. This section includes a partial glossary, brief histories and contemporary understanding of various segments of leadership, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and pertinent articles.

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Articles

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Government Programs

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NGOs

NGO - three letters you might have seen tossed around that seem to be doing something, but what? NGO stands for Non-Governmental Organisation, which means a non-profit group or association that acts outside of institutionalised political structures.

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Bill Tracking Database

The Great Bill Tracking Database. Great resources on keeping track of Bills.

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Glossary

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Aboriginal peoples, Abstention , Abstract Motion , Adjournment, Admonition , Agenda , Amendment, Appointment , Appropriation , Auditor General , Back Bencher, Bicameralism, Bill, British North America Act (BNA Act), Budget, Bureaucracy, Business of the House , Cabinet, Cabinet Minister , Cabinet Shuffle, Campaign, Canada – United States Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA), Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), Caucus, Chair , Chamber , Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Chief Justice, Clerk , Closure, Coalition government, Committee , Committee of the Whole, Compendium , Confidence Motion, Conflict of Interest , Consent , Consentement Royal, Constituency , Constitution, Cross the floor , Daily Order of Business , Democracy, Department of National Defence (DND), Deputy Clerk , Deputy of the Governor General , Deputy Speaker , Dilatory Motion, Dissolution, Division of Powers, Election, Electoral System, Embargo , Executive, Federation, Filibuster, First Nations, First past the Post, First Reading, Fiscal Imbalance, Fringe Party, Government, Government Bill, Governor General, Grandfather clause , Hansard, Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition (Official Opposition), House of Commons, Ideology, In Camera, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inuit, Joint Committee, Judiciary, Leader du gouvernement à la Chambre, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons , Leader of the Opposition, Legislation , Legislative Committee, Legislative Supremacy, Legislature, Lieutenant Governor, Lobby , Lobbying, Lobbyist , Lock-up ,

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