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  TRUE/FALSE 1.In Canada, the Anti-Terrorism Act was criticized for restricting hate speech. 2.The Constitution Act, 1867, places some limits on parliamentary supremacy by dividing legislative authority between the federal and provincial governments. 3.The Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960 applied to both provincial and federal governments. 4.The Charter does not apply to businesses, private.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.According to Max Weber, the principal characteristics of a bureaucracy are _________. a.rationality and efficiency b.representativeness and reform c.waste and inefficiency d.privacy and procedures 2.Public bureaucracies operate in three distinct sectors of Canadian society: the private, the public, and the “third” or ________. a.financial b.voluntary c.legal d.social 3.Modern bureaucracies have their origins in the _________ of the Middle Ages.
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31) Output A) is feedback that has been processed to create meaningful information. B) is information that is returned to appropriate members of the organization to help them evaluate the input stage. C) transfers data to the people who will use it or to the activities for which it will be used. D) transfers.
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  SHORT ANSWER 1.To which groups of Aboriginal people did the constitutionally enshrined rights in the Constitution Act, 1982, apply? 2.What is meant by the term citizens plus? 3.What are three features that make Aboriginal title to land distinct from other claims, according to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en cases? 4.What.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.In 2001, Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act included penalties for support of terrorist organizations. One other provision of this act was that it allowed _________. a.unlawful search and seizure b.police to arrest suspects without a warrant c.the use of rubber bullets during demonstrations d.suspects to raise bail money 2.In 1988, the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s.
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11) Decision-support systems help managers make decisions that are unique, rapidly changing, and not easily specified in advance. 12) Decision-support systems use internal information as well as information from external sources. 13) Shipping a product to a customer is an example of a business process. 14) ESSs draw summarized information from internal MIS.
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61) Which of the following are key corporate assets? A) intellectual property, core competencies, and financial and human assets B) production technologies and business processes for sales, marketing, and finance C) knowledge and the firm's tangible assets, such as goods or services D) time and knowledge 62) Which of the following roles in a firm.
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21) The six important business objectives of information technology are new products, services, and business models; customer and supplier intimacy; survival; competitive advantage; operational excellence; and A) improved flexibility. B) improved decision making. C) improved business practices. D) improved efficiency. 22) Dell Computer's use of information systems to improve efficiency and implement "mass customization" techniques.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.Emily Murphy was excluded from the Senate solely because of her gender. 2.Tax law is a form of private law. 3.The Canadian Parliament is responsible for criminal law. 4.As a result of Quebec’s codified civil law system, private law is different in Quebec from the rest of Canada. 5.Provincial courts are exclusively trial courts. 6.Appointments.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.All bills for the raising and spending of public money must originate in the House of Commons. 2.The House of Commons is the more important of the two chambers of Parliament because it is a confidence chamber. 3.Compared to the Canadian House of Commons, legislation is easier to pass in the U.S..
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11.________ ministers lead government departments that deliver services directly to the public at large or segments of the public. a.First b.Executive c.Secretary d.Line 12.Responsible government is the chief means by which the legislature can exercise some control over the business of government in a Parliamentary system. The legislature does this by ensuring _________. a.a majority of.
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11.Which among the following is a Crown corporation? a.The Bank of Canada b.The Treasury Board c.The Ministry of Finance d.The Canada Business Act 12.This agency’s mandate is to protect policyholders, depositors, and pension plan members from financial loss. a.The Public Service Commission b.Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions c.Business Development Bank of Canada d.The Treasury Board 13.This executive government.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.The government’s authority comes ultimately not from Parliament but from the Crown. 2.The powers of the prime minister are explicitly set down in the Constitution Act, 1867. 3.In Canada, the party’s parliamentary caucus chooses the prime minister, and the caucus can remove him or her. 4.All ministers must take an oath committing them.
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1) Internet advertising is growing at approximately 10 percent a year. 2) Developing a new product, fulfilling an order, and hiring a new employee are examples of business processes. 3) A fully digital firm produces only digital goods or services. 4) A business model describes how a company produces, delivers, and sells a.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.Pierre Trudeau once called these people “trained seals” who did the bidding of the government without thinking for themselves. Who was he talking about? a.Members of Cabinet b.Liberal backbenchers c.The Speakers of the House d.Committee chairs 2.Which among the following is considered to be an important function of Parliament? a.Representation b.Sublimation c.Delegation d.Origination 3.___________ means that we feel obligated.
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11.What is one rule described in the text that ensures judges and judicial appointments are free from political interference (i.e., that judicial independence is maintained)? a.Federally appointed judges cannot be removed until age 75. b.Juries are expected to make decisions only on evidence presented at trial. c.The prosecution and defence are in an.
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11.Proponents of Canada's electoral system argue that it_________. a.fosters stability by facilitating the creation of a majority government b.strengthens the hand of the executive branch c.rewards parties whose support is widely distributed across the country d.encourages gerrymandering 12.In Canada’s electoral system, a candidate wins a constituency only when he or she receives _________. a.more votes than.
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  SHORT ANSWER 1.What are two possible consequences for members of the governing party who vote against government legislation that is considered a matter of confidence? 2.Which government department is responsible for tabling the budget in the House of Commons? 3.What are the five different types of committees of the House o .
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51) From a business perspective, raw data is transformed systematically during various stages, transforming it into valuable information, in a process called A) the information value chain. B) the IT value chain. C) information processing. D) feedback. 52) A corporation that funds a political action committee, which in turn promotes and funds a political candidate.
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  SHORT ANSWER 1.What is the notwithstanding clause? 2.What are three types of rights that can be overridden by the notwithstanding clause? 3.In 1982, some groups were disappointed that two categories of rights were not listed in the Charter. What were these two categories? .
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.What feature of the Meech Lake Accord was Elijah Harper objecting to when he delayed debate on it in the Manitoba legislature in 1990? a.The absence of any Aboriginal concerns b.The Charter of Rights and Freedoms c.Changes to the amending formula d.The lack of provincial government input 2.According to the text, Canada’s constitution consists.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.In the Constitution Act, 1867, the residual power was given to the provincial governments. 2.Classical federalism refers to a view that each level of government should be autonomous. 3.The federal government’s spending power is explicitly provided for in the Constitution Act, 1867. 4.Canada’s federal system has been largely symmetrical but with some asymmetrical.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.When Premier Danny Williams of Newfoundland and Labrador ordered the Canadian flag removed from all provincial buildings, he was objecting to a _________. a.change in the wording of the Canadian Constitution b.reduction in equalization payments to the province c.federal government decision to appoint a Supreme Court justice d.decision to overturn a piece of.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.The average lifespan of Aboriginals in Canada is several years less than other Canadians. 2.The Aboriginal population in Canada is growing rapidly. 3.Unlike many other indigenous peoples in the Americas, Canada’s indigenous peoples were never conquered by the European powers. 4.Under the Indian Act, Aboriginal people were considered to be legally wards of.
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  SHORT ANSWER 1.What are two criticisms that have often been made of media coverage of election campaigns? 2.What two key changes to campaign donations rules have been introduced in recent times? 3.What are three long-term influences on voter behaviour discussed in the text? 4.Describe at least tw .
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81) Define operational excellence. How can information systems help achieve it? 82) You work for an auto manufacturer and distributor. How could you use information systems to achieve greater customer intimacy? 83) What is the difference between information technology and information systems? Describe some of the functions of information systems. 84) You are.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.For what past injustice did the Canadian government accept responsibility and pay about $1.9 billion in compensation in 2008? a.Abuse experienced in residential schools b.Violation of treaty rights c.Seizure of Aboriginal lands d.Unequal treatment of men and women 2.In 1867, the Constitution Act gave exclusive jurisdiction over the governance of Aboriginal people to the_________. a.Parliament.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.An electoral system is one which translates the votes that people cast into _________ in the House of Commons. a.rules of procedure b.representation of parties c.committee decisions d.Senate seats 2.Which among the following is at present not included among the legal requirements to vote in Canada? a.proof of address b.another registered voter to vouch for you c.three.
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41) Networking and telecommunications technologies, along with computer hardware, software, data management technology, and the people required to run and manage them, constitute an organization's A) data management environment. B) networked environment. C) IT infrastructure. D) information system. 42) An example of a business using information systems to create new products and services is A) Wal-Mart's.
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11) In order to understand how a specific business firm uses information systems, you need to know something about the hierarchy and culture of the company. 12) Business processes are logically related tasks for accomplishing tasks that have been formally encoded by an organization. 13) A substantial part of management responsibility is.
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11.Who among the following strongly favoured incorporating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the Canadian constitution? a.Réne Lévesque b.Pierre Trudeau c.Robert Bourassa d.William Aberhart 12.In contrast to the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms  _________. a.has an important preamble b.applies only to the federal government c.clearly empowers the courts to invalidate.
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11.The _________, a panel of judges primarily from the British House of Lords, acted as the highest court of appeal for Canada in constitutional and civil matters until 1949. a.Supreme Court of the United Kingdom b.Equality and Human Rights Commission c.British Human Rights Tribunal d.Judicial Committee of the Privy Council 12.Although this had been lacking.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.A fusion of powers means that the legislative powers and the _________ powers are linked. a.executive b.right-wing c.judicial d.bureaucratic 2.The formal executive branch of government consists of the Queen, the Privy Council, and the _________. a.governor b.Senators c.leader of the Opposition d.Governor General 3.Because of the nature of the executive, Canada is described as a _________. a.republic b.constitutional monarchy c.British colony d.common democracy 4.The.
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  SHORT ANSWER 1.Canada’s Constitution is not written in a single formal legal document that establishes all the rules for governing the country, although formal documents are among its basic elements. Aside from formal documents, what are the other three elements that make up Canada’s constitution? 2.What did Pierre Trudeau and other political.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1.In this case, the court ruled that a woman was a “qualified person” who could be appointed to the Senate in 1929. a.Wilson v. the Queen b.The Persons case c.The Qualification case d.The Gender Equality case 2.Which of the following is considered to fall under the category of public law? a.Constitutional law b.Violations of business or.
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11.The Constitution Act, 1867, gave the Canadian Cabinet the right to __________ provincial legislation within one year of its passage. a.legalize b.reduce c.amend d.disallow 12.One reason why the Canadian federal system has become more decentralized is the_________ of the provinces. a.moderation b.diversity c.knowledge d.weakness 13.If a federal system can be described as highly centralized, this means that a large amount.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.The formation of Canada in 1867 created an independent country rather than a British colony. 2.Canada’s Constitution was not a fully Canadian document until 1982. 3.The Constitution Act, 1867, was a British law, and so prior to 1982 any request to change it had to be made to London. 4.Because of their importance,.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.In Canada, the voting age is 19. 2.Constitutionally, a province can have fewer seats in the House of Commons than it has Senators. 3.In Canada, an election can result in a majority government in the House even when a majority of votes went to other parties. 4.In a PR electoral system, coalition governments.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.Two-party systems typically produce single-party governments. 2.In the 1988 election, more Canadians voted for parties that opposed the Free Trade Agreement than for the Conservatives. 3.Canada has never had a female Prime Minister. 4.Political party members are disproportionately Canadian-born individuals of European ancestry. 5.The New Democrats are among only two major parties that operate.
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  TRUE/FALSE 1.The private sector often argues that the public sector has grown too large. 2.New Public Management is a school of public administration that modelled itself on private sector precepts. 3.The Whitehall model of public administration is based on Taylor’s theory of scientific management. 4.Strict restrictions on the political activities of the public sector.
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1) Enrolling employees in benefits plans is a business process handled by the finance and accounting function. 2) Operational management is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the business and therefore needs transaction-level information. 3) Functional systems that support business processes within a single functional group, such as human resources, are.
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11.What was missing from the Constitution Act, 1982, with regard to Aboriginal rights? a.A requirement to hold constitutional conferences with Aboriginal representatives b.Aclause that spelled out the specific nature of Aboriginal rights c.Equal application of rights to all Aboriginal peoples d.Equal application of rights to Aboriginal males and females 12.In the Charlottetown Accord, Aboriginal self-government.
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  SHORT ANSWER 1.What is the Council of the Federation? 2.Explain the difference between intrastate and interstate federalism. 3.Which two cases led the Supreme Court of Canada to rule on legislative authority of the two levels of government in environmental questions? .
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11.One of the problems with representation by population in the House of Commons is that it leads to _________. a.weak budgetary decisions b.uncivilized behaviour c.bureaucratic wrangling d.dominance by central Canada 12.A _________ is described as an MP who relies on their personal judgment when making decisions for their constituents and country. a.trustee b.delegate c.party member d.symbol 13.In this role, the.
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