Canadian Studies - Demo
The following is a sampling of questions from our Canadian Studies testbank.
Geopolical Study of Canada
Examine the passages below before answering questions # 12 to 15.
This province earns more dollars from manufacturing than any other. In the northern part of the province, it has excellent hydroelectric capability and is a storehouse of metallic ores. In the southern region, it houses a large domestic market and a waterway which connects it to foreign markets. Also, this province is home to the "Fertile Triangle" where consistent rainfall, and an amply long growing season, allow for the growing of tobacco, fruits and vegetables for the local market.
This province experiences the greatest problem with unemployment of all provinces in our confederation; having had the highest unemployment rate in the nation for decades. This is primarily due to a rocky terrain which is generally not suited for agriculture. The primary industry here is fishing, which has been in decline recently given the introduction of quotas, and a limitation on fishing, in order to conserve the fish stock found in the area. This province is hoping that off-shore drilling for oil will provide greater economic stability in the future.
The province is reliant on two economic activities: agriculture and petroleum. Because of limited precipitation and a short growing season, this province tends to be primarily a grain producer. Where precipitation is too limited, ranching for beef production occurs. As a petroleum producer, this province is the primary producer in the nation having pipelines carry oil both to the manufacturing centres of Canada and southward towards American markets.
This province is novel as the primary, and almost exclusive, producer of potash in Canada. Besides mining this mineral, this province's economy is dependent upon one activity, grain farming. Indeed, as farming as become more mechanized, and as farms have become larger, this province has witnessed significant emigration of its population to other parts of the country.
Examine the chart below to assist you in answering questions # 29 to 32.
Canada's Role In The World Community
Canadian Issues and Government File
Examine the passage below before answering questions # 36 to 38.
In order to symbolically show that Canada clearly was totally sovereign and independent of British control, although this had long ago occurred in practice, Canada asked that she be allowed to "bring the Canadian constitution" home. This meant that Canada wanted to make the constitution a Canadian act of parliament, rather than a British act of parliament. Towards making this distinction clear, the constitution underwent a name change.
Examine the passage below to assist you in answering questions # 45 to 50.
Concept A - there is a belief that all legislation should pass through two houses or legislative bodies before it become law. This concept is based upon the belief that legislation should receive a "sober second look" before becoming law.
Concept B - this is the situation where you have more than one level of government capable of passing laws and each level is supreme within their area of jurisdiction.
Concept C - in order to insure that each citizen's vote has approximately the same weighting, there is an attempt to insure that the number of citizens found in one constituency is relatively uniform to that found in another. While some exceptions are made to accommodate unusual geographic locations or large, sparse areas, there is a concerted attempt to keep representation within each constituency the same.
Concept D - because the powers assigned each level of government, as defined in a constitution cannot be exhaustive, there will always be some areas of jurisdiction not outlined or specified in the constitution. These unassigned rights have to automatically become the right of one level of government or another.
Regionalism In Canada
Examine the passage below before answering questions #1 to 4.
Quebec has argued that its cultural protection is so critical that legislation it passes to protect its unique culture should be able to violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Quebec feels that its French language and cultural rights take priority and precedence over federal human rights legislation.
Alberta has argued that control of its energy resources and their pricing is so vital to its economic survival, that the federal government must never be able to limit the price of our natural resources as was the case earlier in our history. Alberta believes that its oil pricing should be left to the province, regardless of how high oil prices might negatively impact the success and growth of industries in Central Canada.
Examine the points below before answering questions # 12 to 14.
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