People and Parliament
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How To Use This Resource
The Daily Newspaper
The process by which Canada is governed is a complex and exciting one. Each day in the pages of the daily newspapers one can read updated reports of the issues, personalities and processes of Parliament.
It is important that students become informed, interested, critical and conscientious Canadian citizens. To become involved, students must understand how the system works and how they can interact with their government and elected representatives. This resource will help them.
People and Parliament provides an opportunity for students to examine the processes of Parliament as they are happening, using the daily newspaper as the primary resource. The activities are also suitable for use with broadcast media and on-line news sources.
- learn basic information about how Parliament functions
- learn about the dynamic nature of Parliament
- become aware of how they can get involved in the legislative process
- become thoughtful, critical newspaper readers
The activities provided will allow students to learn about and assess the decision-making process in Canada from a non-partisan perspective.