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Who Runs This Country, Anyway?

A Guide to Canadian Government

illustrated by Joanne Stanbridge

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This fun- and fact-filled guide to Canada's government gets an update just in time for the Federal Election!

In this easy-to-read, information-packed book, a comical duo (a keener student and her offbeat sidekick) guide readers through Canada's electoral and governing process.

Nine chapters take the reader through topics like Confederation, federalism, monarchy, elections and voting, minority and majority governments, a day in the House of Commons - plus updated items on Senate Reform and new legislation like the Fair Election act.

Jam-packed with interesting photos and zany sections (like the ones that tell kids how to stump an adult!), Who Runs This Country, Anyway? takes a unique approach to this curriculum subject. It's perfect for teachers and students, future politicians, and anyone studying for the citizenship test!

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
4 to 6
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
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Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre - Our Choice, 2006

"Accessible and lively . . . accurate, thorough, yet concise . . . the best book I've seen on this topic" -Quill & Quire

"Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!" -Resource Links

 

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Who Runs This Country, Anyway? A Guide to Canadian Government

Have you ever wondered who, exactly, is in charge of maintaining roads? Or who decides what rules apply to Medicare? Maybe your questions are more complex, such as what the difference may be between an MLA or an MP? Can you become the Prime Minister after you’re the Mayor?

These are just a few of the questions that are answered by our classmate friends Zoe and Nathan in the informative book Who Runs This Country, Anyway? Author Joanne Stanbridge uses a fun, fast-paced format to take students, either as a class project or as a single endeavour, on a tour through the Canadian Government. This book is filled with great illustrations, easy to understand terminology and headings that will direct you through what first appears confusing but in the end will leave you with a familiarity of the workings of our country.

There is also a rich history behind how our government works. Nathan and Zoe show us photos of Lester Pearson playing hockey in university, and tell us of the time when a fire destroyed the parliament buildings in Ottawa. What better way to understand how things work now than to see from where it was we came!

In a time when political parties spend more time arguing than they do on the issues of the day, this book comes as a welcome relief. It will fill in the blanks for both adults and children to make the daily political going-ons interesting, as well as help to make the next election, be it municipal, federal or provincial, less of a challenge in understanding just what level of government runs what part of the country.

Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Spring 2006. Vol.29 No. 2.

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Who Runs This Country, Anyway?: A Guide to Canadian Government

Zoe and Nathan guide us on an upbeat tour of Parliament Hill to explain how our government works – from casting an election vote to passing a bill in the House of Commons.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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