Overview of Canadian Politics

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1. Using the core concepts discussed in Chapter 1, describe how political power is divided and exercised in Canada.

*Answer:Describe the intersection of core concepts including: politics, power, state, government, democracy, liberal democracy, citizens, and jurisdictions.

2. If geography, demography, and ideology are the deepest cleavages in Canadian politics, why have other lines of division failed to achieve such a lasting impact?

*Answer: Discuss how the institutions of Canadian politics have entrenched geography, demography, and ideology, and prevented others – e.g., class, gender – from emerging as points of debate.

3. What have been the major turning points in the evolution of Canadian political history?

*Answer:  Identify the events and developments that separated the first, second, and third eras of Canadian politics.

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