Who's in charge here, anyway?
Canadian Government takes a close-up look at how our country is run at all levels - from federal politics in Ottawa to provincial politics and down to the municipal level. Readers meet some famous Canadian politicians and learn the structure and function of different governing bodies, what it means to be a constitutional monarchy, and why it's important for citizens to vote.
This Canada Close Up title includes a table of contents, index and helpful glossary of terms. With concise, engaging text and bright, full-colour photographs throughout, Canadian Government shows young readers all the ways they can be involved in government - at any age.
Elizabeth MacLeod is an author and editor well known for her non-fiction writing for kids. She is the author of Canada's Trees and Canadian Money in the Canada Close Up series and co-wrote Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food with Frieda Wishinsky. Her titles have shown up on the shortlists of all the major Canadian non-fiction awards. Elizabeth lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Praise for the Canada Close Up series:
"Informative and entertaining." -Quill & Quire
"A fascinating, easy to read book for young people... not only an excellent reference... it is also a delightful reading experience. It will appeal to young readers' curiosity about the world around them and will arouse further interest." -CM Magazine
"An informative and concise book... The content is easily accessible for the late primary reader... and would add a new dimension to a study of Canada." -Resource Links