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Lesson 3.4: Considering Party Platforms

Students will research issues facing Saskatchewan and consider where parties stand on them.

1. As a class, brainstorm issues that are important to the people of Saskatchewan. Single out issues which can be changed, controlled, or influenced by the provincial government. The background information on the separation of governmental jurisdictions, found in Lesson 1.2, may be useful for determining jurisdiction.

2. Break students into groups to determine which issues they find most interesting. Using Public Policies: Issues and Stances as a guide, students should research campaign literature, party websites, news reports, and other information to find mainstream and smaller party stances on these issues.

3. Assign each group one particular issue to thoroughly examine. Students should prepare a brief presentation for the class.

Public Policies: Issues and Stances