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Holding Them to Task

  • Assess the effectiveness of our current federal practices in promoting and holding accountable elected and nonelected government officials.
  • Write a persuasive paragraph arguing in favour of or against the effectiveness of Canada's current processes for selecting government officials.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome 9.1.2 - Students will appreciate the various effects of government policies on citizenship and on Canadian society (C, I, PADM)
Specific Outcome - What processes are used to determine Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators? (PADM)
Specific Outcome - To whom are Members of Parliament and Senators accountable? (ADM, C)
Specific Outcome - What is the role of political parties within Canada's federal political system? (PADM, C)
Specific Outcome - To what extent do political and legislative processes meet the needs of all Canadians? (PADM, C)
Specific Outcome 9.S.1.2 - Students will evaluate, critically, ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
Specific Outcome 9.S.7.2 - Students will integrate and synthesize concepts to provide an informed point of view on a research question or an issue
Specific Outcome 9.S.7.6 - Students will organize and synthesize researched information
C Citizenship
ER Economics and Resources
CC Culture and Community
I Identity
LPP The Land: Places and People
GC Global Connections
TCC Time, Continuity and Change
PADM Power, Authority, and Decision Making
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