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The First Nations have important elected members, including…?
Councilors and Band Chiefs.
The elders and Band Chiefs.
Members of the Legislative Assembly and Councilors.
Tribesmen and Councilors.

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If you are not able to cast your vote on the election day, how else can you vote?
By special ballot or advance polls.
You can never vote again.
You can vote through the internet.
You can vote after elections.

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Who do Canadians vote for during Federal Elections?
The members of the House of Commons.
The Lieutenant General.
The Governor-General.
The Prime Minister.

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What is the name given to political parties that are not in power?
Opposition parties.
Defeated parties.
Minority parties.
Inferior parties.

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What name is given to the laws that are passed by municipal governments that only impact the local people?
By-laws.
City laws.
Provincial laws.
Regional laws.

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Which among the following statements is FALSE?
In every episode of an election, voters must only elect brand new House of Commons members.
Canadians vote in elections for those they want to represent them in the House of Commons.
The members of parliament are also referred to as the members of the House of Commons.
In every election, Canadian citizens may either re-elect the same members of parliament or opt to select new ones.

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Municipal or local government plays a significant role in the lives of Canadian citizens. The municipal council constitutes what?
The Reeve or Mayor and Alderman or Councilors.
House of Commons members.
MLAs, MHAs, and MPPs.
The Mayor and members of the House of Commons.

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What does the term ‘an electoral district’ mean?
A geographical location that is represented by a member of parliament.
A place where elections are held.
A neighborhood where the elected members of parliament converge to discuss emerging issues.
A geographical location that boasts the most members of parliament.

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Which among the following activities don’t fall under a municipal government’s responsibilities?
Criminal Justice.
Firefighting.
Policing.
Social and Community Health.

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What body manages the voter’s list?
Elections Canada.
The National Register of Elections.
The Prime Minister’s Office.
Voter Information Portal.

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What is the maximum number of contestants that can vie for a single electoral district?
There is no limit.
50
20
12

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When MUST Federal Elections be conducted?
On the third Monday of October after every four years.
On the third Wednesday of December every five years.
On the third Monday of October every five years.
On the third Wednesday of October every four years.

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What is the name of the piece of paper you cast your vote on…?
A ballot.
A voter information card.
A ballot box.
A voter’s list.

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What is the primary role of the opposition parties?
To peacefully improve or oppose the various proposals of the government.
To help attain a vote of no confidence in the government.
To oppose the Prime Minister of the day.
To keep the government in check.

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Which among the following best describes the activities involved on an election day in Canada?
One goes to his or her polling station, carries his or her information card, ID, and residence proof. He or she marks an X in the circle next to the name of their preferred candidate.
One goes to his or her polling station, brings his or her voter information card, takes a ballot, writes his or her name on it then deposits the ballot box.
One goes to his or her polling station, tells the polling officer his or her name, marks an X in the circle next to her or his preferred candidate, and subsequently drops it in the ballot box.
One goes to his or her polling station, grabs a ballot, marks an X next to the name of his or her preferred candidate, and finally deposits it in the ballot box.

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The Voter Information Card has useful information such as…?
It verifies that your name is available on the voters’ list and defines when and where you should cast your vote.
Your name, date, and place of birth, as well as who you can vote for.
It verifies your address as well as your name.
It verifies your name, address and informs you who you should vote for in the next election.

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By law, who has the right to know how you voted in an election?
Nobody.
Your local area’s member of parliament.
The Sovereign.
The Prime minister.

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In total, how many electoral districts are available?
308
210
180
400

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What are constituencies or ridings?
Electoral districts.
Senate districts.
County assemblies.
Legislative assemblies.

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What name is used to describe an opposition party that boasts the most members of the House of Commons?
Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition or Official Opposition.
Superior Opposition.
Majority Opposition.
Power Opposition.

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