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Level Rule

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HTML Version: Level Rule

There are three levels of government in Canada: 1. Federal, 2. Provincial (or Territorial) and 3. Municipal.

The government at each level makes laws based on their area of responsibility: The entire country, a province or territory, or an individual city, town or village. These laws affect you every day.

Do you know which laws are made by each level of government? Play the game and find out!

Use the drop-down menus to match the correct level of government to the scenarios on the right. Once you are finished you can compare your selections to the answers listed below.

You always wear a seatbelt while driving. (Highway Traffic Act)  
You bought a good movie and want to share it with your friend. Since copyright regulations prevent you from copying the movie you lend him your copy. (Copyright Law)  
You have been picking up your neighbours' mail while they are away. You notice an interesting package but you have to wait until they open it before you can find out what's inside. (Canada Post Corporation Act)  
You go out for dinner with your friends and want to order a glass of wine but the waiter won't serve you because you are not yet the age of majority. (Liquor Licence Act)  
You are going on an exchange trip to France this summer and have to get a passport in order to be able to travel. (Citizenship Law)  
You are unable to get your driver's licence until you turn 16. (Highway Traffic Act)
When you drive downtown, you put money in the meter when you park so that you don't get a ticket. (Traffic and Parking By-law)
You buy a new pair of shoes and have to pay a general sales tax of 5% on top of the purchase price. (Goods and Services Tax Act)
Unless you are in a dog park, you keep your dog on a leash when you walk him. (Animal Control By-law)
Your parents are installing a pool in the backyard. They have been informed that they also have to build a fence around it. (Pool Enclosure By-law)
You want to go fishing with your cousin, so you both apply for fishing licences. (Fishing Regulations)
Your family has started eating out more often because all restaurants in your area are now required to be smoke-free. (Smoke-Free By-law)
You are at an outdoor concert. The band has to finish by 11:00 PM, because of noise laws. (Noise By-law)
You have just turned 18. From now on you will be able to vote in elections for the Member of Parliament you would like to represent your area. (Canada Elections Act)
You have to stay in school until you either graduate or turn the age of majority. (Education Act)


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Provincial You always wear a seatbelt while driving. (Highway Traffic Act)  
Federal You bought a good movie and want to share it with your friend. Since copyright regulations prevent you from copying the movie you lend him your copy. (Copyright Law)
Federal You have been picking up your neighbours' mail while they are away. You notice an interesting package but you have to wait until they open it before you can find out what's inside. (Canada Post Corporation Act)
Provincial You go out for dinner with your friends and want to order a glass of wine but the waiter won't serve you because you are not yet the age of majority. (Liquor Licence Act)
Federal You are going on an exchange trip to France this summer and have to get a passport in order to be able to travel. (Citizenship Law)
Provincial You are unable to get your driver's licence until you turn 16. (Highway Traffic Act)
Municipal When you drive downtown, you put money in the meter when you park so that you don't get a ticket. (Traffic and Parking By-law)
Federal You buy a new pair of shoes and have to pay a general sales tax of 5% on top of the purchase price. (Goods and Services Tax Act)
Municipal Unless you are in a dog park, you keep your dog on a leash when you walk him. (Animal Control By-law)
Municipal Your parents are installing a pool in the backyard. They have been informed that they also have to build a fence around it. (Pool Enclosure By-law)
Provincial You want to go fishing with your cousin, so you both apply for fishing licences. (Fishing Regulations)
Municipal Your family has started eating out more often because all restaurants in your area are now required to be smoke-free. (Smoke-Free By-law)
Municipal You are at an outdoor concert. The band has to finish by 11:00 PM, because of noise laws. (Noise By-law)
Federal You have just turned 18. From now on you will be able to vote in elections for the Member of Parliament you would like to represent your area. (Canada Elections Act)
Provincial You have to stay in school until you either graduate or turn the age of majority. (Education Act)