Political Literacy Campaign: Understanding The Landscape

Why are Politics Important? Politics are more important than we think. They are the means in which citizens have their voices heard in order for broader decisions to be made by the government. The government, and our politicians are our lawmakers, therefore being aware of what they do, is indirectly choosing to be aware of …

Political Literacy Campaign: Democracy and Why Voting Matters

Types of electoral systems: Constituency: a group of voters in a specific area who elect a person to a seat in the house of commons, and Parliament. Canada is divided into 338 constituencies. First past the post system:  this is a constituency system, the country holds elections and the candidate with the most votes wins. …

Political Literacy Campaign: Get To Know The Issues Important To You

How does this connect to you? Throughout this course we have explained the general facts of our political landscape. We want to make sure that you know why Politics is so incredibly important to you specifically, and why it should resonate with you on a personal level.  Something small such as voting holds a large …

Political Literacy Campaign: Getting Involved in Politics

Understanding contentious politics: Political activity that involves extra activity such as petitions, protests, riots, violence, civil war and revolution. Since we are referring to Canada, certain things such as war and revolution are not applicable, therefore our focus is on what citizens can do with the power they have. Why is this important: the term …