Government

Chapter 4 – Canada's Government, Activity 6 – How a Bill Becomes Law - Listening, Parts A & B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 3:37] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It is part of an activity in the section on Canada’s government, and explains the steps involved in bringing forward a proposed law and debating it in Parliament.

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2014-04-07

Chapter 4 – Canada's Government, Activity 4 – Vocabulary and Pronunciation, Parts B & C: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 0:52] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource developed for instructors who teach concepts of Canadian citizenship in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class for adults. It accompanies a chapter on government, and provides some of the vocabulary related to that topic.

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2014-04-02

Chapter 4 – Canada's Government, Activity 1 – Levels of Government in Canada, Part A: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:12] (2010)

This audio file accompanies a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It is part of the section dealing with government, and explains how government operates at the municipal, provincial/territorial, and federal levels in Canada.

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2014-03-25

A Voter's Guide: Why should I vote in the Nova Scotia Provincial Election? (2013)

The authors explain the criteria for being able to vote in Nova Scotia, and point out that voting offers each citizen the opportunity to have a say in the running of the province.

Specific topics covered in this guide include getting on the voters’ list; what to do on election day; voting in an advance poll; and using a write-in ballot.

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2013-08-19

Falling voter turnout: Is it linked to diminished civics education? (2006)

Lessons in Learning – January 18, 2006

Canada is one of many industrialized countries to see voter participation rates drop since 1990. Recent analyses suggest that the drop in voter participation is largely the result of very low turnout on election day among young voters.

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2013-04-25

Seniors' Parliament (2009)

This document provides an overview of the Seniors’ Parliament, established in the province of Quebec immediately after the Year of the Senior in 2000.

The goals of the Seniors’ Parliament include getting older people interested in how Quebec’s National Assembly works; enabling seniors to develop bills and take part in legislative debates like real members; and increasing awareness of issues of concern to seniors;

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2013-01-15

The Literacy NL Guide to Provincial Elections 2011 (2011)

This brief guide was prepared by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador in preparation for the provincial election there, scheduled for October 11, 2011.

The document includes information about voting eligibility; how the voters’ list is maintained; advance polls and special ballots; and how to mark the ballot. The authors also discuss why it is important to vote and include contact information for Elections Newfoundland and Labrador.

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2011-10-07

How To Kit: Northwest Territories General Election (2011)

This learning kit has been prepared specifically for the Northwest Territories general election scheduled for October 3, 2011. However, it contains a great deal of information that is relevant to the electoral process in general.

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2011-08-30

How To Kit - Elections 2011 (2011)

The authors of this kit note that while elections can be intimidating for a learner who is not familiar with the process, they also offer a great opportunity to build literacy skills.

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2011-04-19

What We Heard: A Summary of Public Consultations (2010)

In 2009, the Government of Canada established a Task Force on Financial Literacy. Between February and May 2010, the task force undertook a nationwide effort to get the views of individuals and organizations on how best to address the gaps in Canadians’ financial knowledge.

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2010-11-09

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