Canadian Civics Weblinks

Chapter 1: Why Civics? Why Democracy?

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada's online 'zine, Citzine, www.citzine.ca (now offline)

Chapter 2: What Is Government?

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Sleeping Children Around the World, www.scaw.org

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Hansard, www.hansard.ca

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How to Locate Information

Virtual Reference Library, www.virtualreferencelibrary.ca

Government of Canada, www.canada.gc.ca

Ontario Justice Education Network, www.ojen.ca

Elections Canada, www.elections.ca

41

Aboriginal youth suicide

Aboriginal Youth Network, www.nechi.com
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/

Turtle Island (BC) Native Network, www.turtleisland.org

CBC North report on NWT youth suicide, north.cbc.ca

Report of the Advisory Group on Suicide Prevention in First Nations, www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/pubs/promotion/_suicide/

Chapter 3: How Do Laws and Regulations Affect You?

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Levies introduced because of Internet downloading, neil.eton.ca
www.cb-cda.gc.ca

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Ontario's Human Rights Code and the Ontario Human Rights Commission, www.ohrc.on.ca

58

Community efforts to improve air quality and environmental protection

Ontario municipal clean air case studies, www.mah.gov.on.ca

Organic waste recycling in Hamilton, www.hamilton.ca

Municipal solid waste in Ontario, www.cielap.org

Chapter 4: How Do Governments Make Policy?

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National Citizens Coalition (NCC), www.nationalcitizens.ca

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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), www.policyalternatives.ca

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People for Education (P4E), www.peopleforeducation.com

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How to bring down a minority government, www.cbc.ca

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Federal bills, www.parl.gc.ca

72

Federal and provincial contact information, www.dwatch.ca
www.parl.gc.ca
www.gov.on.ca

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Youth wings of major parties

Conservatives, www.cpcenergy.ca

Green Party, www.youth.greenparty.ca

Liberals, www.youngliberals.ca

NDP, www.ndp.ca

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Pollsters and polling, info.wlu.ca

Chapter 5: How Do Citizens Choose Governments?

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British Columbia's Citizens' Assembly, www.citizensassembly.bc.ca

Chapter 8: Government and the People: Issues and Solutions

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131

The preamble to the Clarity Act, http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts

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Confrontations between Aboriginal activists and police

at Oka, Quebec, archives.cbc.ca

at Ipperwash, Ontario, archives.cbc.ca

at Gustafsen Lake, BC, archives.cbc.ca

137

"Big Mountie Is Watching You," warns the CCLA, ccla.org

138

Ombudsman Ontario's "How to Complain Effectively", www.ombudsman.on.ca

139

Links to hundreds of volunteer sites, www.charityvillage.com

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Organizations and their logos

Canadian Civil Liberties Association, www.ccla.org

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, www.ocap.ca

Leaders Today, http://www.metowe.com/

Free the Children, www.freethechildren.com

Centre for Social Justice, www.socialjustice.org

Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org

Rotary Club, www.rotary.org

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Links to Canadian Union of Public Employees,
the Canadian Auto Workers, and many other unions, www.canadianlabour.ca

146

Links on assisted suicide

Sue Rodriguez, archives.cbc.ca

Marcel Tremblay, www.cbc.ca

Chapter 9: How Do You Define Citizenship?

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), www.unicef.org

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Canadian citizenship practice test, www.yourlibrary.ca

165

Projects for contributing to the global community, www.cbc.ca (link no longer available)

Chapter 10: Human Rights in the Global Village

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Righteous Among the Nations, http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/righteous

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Canadian Race Relations Foundation, www.crr.ca

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International Criminal Court (ICC), www.icc-cpi.int

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Amnesty International (AI), www.amnesty.org

Chapter 11: Are We All Global Citizen?

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Winner of the Canadian International Development Agency's Butterfly 2008 contest (Group Visual Art and Multimedia category), www.acdi-cida.gc.ca (link no longer available)

185

Zahra Kazemi, Background, www.cbc.ca

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Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), plus links to hundreds of NGOs and campaigns on global issues, www.ccic.ca

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Stephen Lewis Foundation, www.stephenlewisfoundation.org

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One-Tonne Challenge, www.seedsfoundation.ca

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Millennium Development Goals, www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

200–201

Global citizen links

UN's CyberSchoolBus, www.international.gc.ca
www.cyberschoolbus.un.org

CBC Archives, archives.cbc.ca

Internet Public Library, www.ipl.org

CBC News InDEpth, www.cbc.ca/archives/

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Canadian Council for International
Co-operation, www.ccic.ca

Culminating Activity

Page 204, Volunteer activities, www.metowe.com/leadership

 
  

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