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    SOCIAL STUDIES 10 COMPLETION

    July 9

    Follow up on Elections and Federal Parties

    • Which Party?
    • PM visit to BC

    Canada’s Constitution & Charter of Rights & Freedoms

    • Using the links from Moodle “Canada’s Constitution” and “Guide to Canada’s Charter of Rights & Freedoms“,  answer the following:
      • What is the purpose of Canada’s Constitution?
      • What are the key parts of Canada’s Constitution?
      • In 1982, an important addition was made to Canada’s Constitution that details how changes can be made; what was the name of this important addition and what was the process it laid out in which changes could be made to the constitution?
      • In 1982, another important addition was the Charter of Rights & Freedoms: an important part of the Charter is the Notwithstanding Clause – what does this allow Provincial governments to do?
      • Summarize the following parts of the Charter in one or two sentences:
        • Guarantee of rights and freedoms – section 1
        • Fundamental freedoms – section 2
        • Democratic rights – sections 3 to 5
        • Mobility rights – section 6
        • Legal rights – sections 7 to 14
        • Equality rights – section 15
        • Official languages of Canada – sections 16 to 22
        • Minority language educational rights – section 23
    • Homework:
      • Assignment:  Answer one of the following questions –
      • Complete reading by Tuesday July 13 –  Chapter 9, 10, 11, 12

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