Comparing Canada & Australia: Government



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Comparing Canada & Australia: Government

Describe the following vocabulary with both words and pictures/ symbols:



Federal Distribution of Power within Government:

Democratic form of Government:


Constitutional Monarchy:

Parliamentary Democracy:



Use the reading material provided to complete the following chart:

#

This statement is true for…

BOTH

Canada Only

Australia Only

1

Has a parliamentary democracy form of government.

X







2

Is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

X







3

Has a democratic federal system of government.

X







4

When citizens vote, the votes are all counted up and the numbers are compared to each other to determine the winner. Not necessarily the popular vote wins.




X




5

The head of state, ceremonial role with little power overall, is the country’s Governor General.




X




6

The head of state, ceremonial role with little power overall, is the Queen of England Queen Elizabeth II.







X

7

The head of government is the Prime Minister who is an elected member of the parliament.

X







8

Citizens 18 or older are allowed to vote for their members of parliament (lawmakers and prime minister).




X




9

Citizens over 18 are required by law (“compulsory”) to vote for their members of parliament.







x

10

Colonized by Great Brittan.

X







11

Gained independence from Great Britain, and is now independent.




X




12

Is a Constitutional Monarchy, with a local representing queen within this country.







X

13

Debates about replacing the Constitutional Monarchy with an independent republican system have been occurring in this country.







X

14

This country is still under British influence and rule to this day.







X

15

The voting system does not accurately represent the wants of all citizens, and isn’t always seen as fair because of discrimination.




X




16

Has an electoral system that ensures that the number of votes a party gets directly corresponds to the number of seats in parliament they receive. (like the USA does their elections)







X

17

Has 3 branches of Government- Legislative, Executive, & Judicial

X







18

Has a bicameral legislature (law-making body).

X







19

Has a senate and house of representatives within the parliamentary body.







X

20

Has a senate and house of commons within the parliamentary body.




X




Comparing Canada & Australia: Economics
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  1. Both Canada and Australia have a ____________________ _______________________ Economy.




  1. For both Canada & Australia, who would answer the 3 major economic questions (what to produce; how to produce; and who to produce it for)? _____________________________________________




  1. When looking at the country’s debt, both Canada and Australia are very similar in number (_______________), but compare this # to the USA… how does it compare? _________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. Which country’s GDP is going down? __________________________ Why do you think this is so? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. Looking at the currency exchange rate, if I (as a USA citizen) were to travel to both Canada and Australia, which one would my US Dollars disappear quickest in? _________________________ Why? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. Why do you think that both Canada and Australia have high standards of living? (Discuss at least 4 separate things (education, healthcare, GDP, government structure, rights…etc.) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. Based on what you have learned in your data analysis of Canada and Australia’s economies, write a strong paragraph that describes the economies of both countries (include standard of living, literacy rate, GDP, government control, and personal freedoms in your answer). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Comparing Canada & Australia: Government

Describe the following vocabulary with both words and pictures/ symbols:



Federal Distribution of Power within Government:

Democratic form of Government:


Constitutional Monarchy:

Parliamentary Democracy:



Use the reading material provided to complete the following chart:

#

This statement is true for…

BOTH

Canada Only

Australia Only

1

Has a parliamentary democracy form of government.

X







2

Is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

X







3

Has a democratic federal system of government.

X







4

When citizens vote, the votes are all counted up and the numbers are compared to each other to determine the winner. Not necessarily the popular vote wins.




X




5

The head of state, ceremonial role with little power overall, is the country’s Governor General.




x




6

The head of state, ceremonial role with little power overall, is the Queen of England Queen Elizabeth II.







x

7

The head of government is the Prime Minister who is an elected member of the parliament.

x







8

Citizens 18 or older are allowed to vote for their members of parliament (lawmakers and prime minister).




x




9

Citizens over 18 are required by law (“compulsory”) to vote for their members of parliament.







x

10

Colonized by Great Brittan.

X







11

Gained independence from Great Britain, and is now independent.




x




12

Is a Constitutional Monarchy, with a local representing queen within this country.







x

13

Debates about replacing the Constitutional Monarchy with an independent republican system have been occurring in this country.







x

14

This country is still under British influence and rule to this day.







X

15

The voting system does not accurately represent the wants of all citizens, and isn’t always seen as fair because of discrimination.




x




16

Has an electoral system that ensures that the number of votes a party gets directly corresponds to the number of seats in parliament they receive. (like the USA does their elections)







x

17

Has 3 branches of Government- Legislative, Executive, & Judicial

x







18

Has a bicameral legislature (law-making body).

x







19

Has a senate and house of representatives within the parliamentary body.







x

20

Has a senate and house of commons within the parliamentary body.




x






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