What is Democracy?
Rights & Freedoms
Vocabulary
Right or Responsibility?
Rules and Laws
100

Democracy is a Greek word that means rule by the ______.

People

100

The ability to choose your own religion without fear of punishment 

Freedom of conscience and religion

100

Rights that you are entitled to as a person

Individual Rights

100

Following bylaws that have been posted in a city or town

Responsibility

100

These types of laws are specific to a city or a town only

Bylaws

200

This type of democracy has all citizens gather together to all vote on an issue

Direct Democracy

200

The right to move and work in any province or territory within Canada as a citizen

Mobility rights
200

Rights that protect a certain group of individuals- usually for historic reasons

Collective Rights

200

Having a government service speak to you in either English or French

Right

200

This document signed hundreds of years ago, was the first introduction to the rule of law. Its name means "great charter".

The Magna Carta

300

This type of democracy uses elected representatives to go on behalf of citizens to share their voices and opinions

Representative Democracy

300

You cannot be discriminated against for things like skin colour, race, religion, sexual orientation or age...

Equality Rights

300

Decisions determined by 51% or more of the recorded votes

Majority or Majority Rule

300

Choosing who you associate with and creating peaceful organized events with them

Right

300

This is the term for the idea that laws apply equally to ALL citizens within a society

Rule of Law

400

These are the 4 pillars of democracy

Equity, Freedom, Justice, Representation

400

The ability to speak, think and express yourself in the ways that you want, so long as it does not cause harm or spread hate toward others

Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression

400

Individuals and groups have the same opportunities in life.

Equity

400

Participating democratically by serving jury duty

Responsibility

400

______ need to participate in law-making by having a say. 

Citizens

500

Canada as a democracy focuses on these three main ideas

Voting, rights and responsibilities

500

You have the right to safety and security from the law- unless you break it

Legal Rights

500

Supreme law of the land; outlines the government structure

Constitution

Charter of Rights and Freedoms

500

Voting in municipal, provincial and federal elections

Both a right AND a responsibility

500
Briefly explain the 4 steps that must be followed in law-making

Citizens have a say

Citizens must understand the law- Gov must teach

Everyone must be equal under the law

Citizens need to participate in applying the law

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