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Elections/ Ways To Make Change Reflections


Ethical Judgement: What are some of the benefits and drawbacks of our current electoral system? How fair is it?

The benefits of our current electoral system are that we are voting for a representative from our area to be put into the federal government other than just having to vote directly for a Prime Minister who would just choose the representatives. This allows some areas to be represented by a certain party while others can be represented by some other party. A drawback to this is that not everyone is going to be pleased with the results or get who they wanted, also if their vote didn’t go towards the majority then their vote was not useful. I believe this system has some useful aspects to it like voting for a representative and not primarly just voting for a leader, but I also think that knowing some people will be  unhappy and their vote bascially just thrown is unfair because it really shows that if you are not voting for the winning party then there is no point in voting for the one you actually wanted to vote for. 

Ways to make change

Ethical Judgement: What benefits and drawbacks of each type of change (petitions, lobbying, civil disobedience) should you consider before using it?

There are three ways to make a change and these ways are, petitions, lobbying, and civil disobedience. Petitions are a request signed by the people who are of persuading authority. Petitions are benefical because it spreads awareness and it shows that many people also agree with the petition. A drawback of petitions is that the government does not even have to listen to their requests or take action in it. Lobbying is when an individual or a private interest group tries to influence the decisions of the government. This has a positive effect because most of the time they represent safety and health interest. A drawback is that lobbying is bias towards large wealthy companies. Civil disobedience is the refusal to obey with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest. This is beneficial because people learn the difference between what is right and wrong, but at the same time this can also be a major drawback because physical fighting can occur and will bring negative media to the cause. 


Naming Government

(Public Park) – municipal, controlled by local government. Gates park affects me because I play soccer and hangout with friends here.

(Bank) – Provincial and Federal, It is federal because the money is the same around Canada but it also makes it provincial because there are different banks in each province. This affects me because this is where i store my money.

(Bus/Transport) – It is federal because it is controlled by the federal minister of transportation. Transport affects me because it get me to and from places.

(Town Hall) – Municipal because this is where our local government and mayor has its office. This affects my life because they make the decisions for our city.

(Canada post) – Federal because Canada post delivers around entire country. This affects me because I can letters from other family members from other places.

Partner Paragraph

Friend Paragraph (Shad) 

         Shad is an all around extremely interesting person. Shad’s colour of choice is a very wise and vibrant colour which happens to be the colour of a very tasteful fruit called orange. Shad has a good taste in sports and in fact his favourite sport is basketball. Shad has no doubt about it that there is a 100% chance of aliens living in the universe. When Shad gets older his dream job is to be the best pro gamer that has ever lived. If Shad had the choice of food to eat he would go for the pho deliciously. So, what I am trying to say is that Shad is a very interesting person that I would recommend to meet and to talk to because he is extremely easily to relate to and have great conversations with.

Rube Goldberg Assignment

For our Rube Goldberg machine we decided we wanted the end result for a bell to be rung. Our Rube Goldberg machine started by having a car drive into a ball that then went bounced off a wall into a spiral. As the ball exits the spiral the ball will knock over some dominos. Those dominos will then tip over and hit a ball into a vertical plane. The ball will then knock over more dominos and the final domino will land on the bell and ring it.





Future Lifestyles Poster


In conclusion my future lifestyle will be difficult because my pay is low but I do spend under my budget so that’s good.


PART 1: Budget

  1. Career

What is the career given to you? Office clerk

What is your estimated salary/income? 31,363 per year


  1. Deductions

Your gross income is your total income. Your net income is the amount of money you take home after deductions. Deductions come in the form of income tax, employment insurance, pensions payments, unions dues, licensing fees, extended health and dental coverage, and life insurance.

Net Income   =   Gross income 31,363    x  0.3

My annual Net income is: 21,954

My monthly Net income is: annual income / 12 = 1829.5

  1. Housing

Get your information from House Hunters Assignment.

  1. What city would you like to live in? Coquitlam
  2. How many roommates will you have? 2 roommates
  3. I plan to RENT or BUY (highlight one)
  4. My monthly rent or mortgage payment is $566
  5. How much is your home insurance? 30.17 $/month


  1. Utilities (Electricity, heating, hot water).

Highlight the one that applies to you.

  1. Living alone: $50/month
  2. Living with 1 roommate: $35/month per person
  3. Living with 2 roommates: $30/month per person


  1. Telecommunications

What do you want for telecommunications?

  1. Highlight the items you want: home phone, cell phone and plan, cable, internet, Netflix, other streaming service ______________,
  2. Look online to see how much it would cost you per month to get what you want.
Service Cost
cable $13/per month
Cell phone plan 40/per month
internet 25/per month


Total :  $          78                   

  1. Food
    1. Complete Meal Planner
    2. Meal cost $237 /month


  1. Transportation

How will you get around?

  1. Public transit – $56/month
  2. Bike


  1. Health Care

Here is the link to the current rates:

  1. What will your monthly rate be? $17.50/month


  1. Recreation

What will you do for entertainment? (Concerts, movies, gym fees, lessons etc.)


What will you do for fun?

How many times per month will you do this activity? How much does it cost per time you do this?  


TOTAL COST per month

soccer 8
skiing 3 $60 $180
movies 1 $40
TOTAL COST of all activities for the month:



  1. Savings

Use My Savings Goals Assignment to help complete this section.

Something I want to save up for is oculus vr headset.

  • This costs $500
  • I want to buy it in 1 year/s.
  • How much would you need to put into Savings each month to reach this goal? $50


  1. Emergencies

Are you ready for the unexpected?

Look at your annual net income, divide it by 12, then multiply it by 5%.

  1. How much per month will you put into savings towards your goals (5% of your net income is recommended) – $91.6/month
  2. How much per month will you put into an emergency fund (5% of your net income is recommended; this is for when unexpected costs pop up in your life) – $91.6/month


  1. Other

Where else will your money go? Charity, travel, furniture, renovations etc.


  1. Budget

Next you will be transferring these amounts to the budget worksheet and doing the totals. You will notice there are some other important expenses on that worksheet that are not on this prep sheet; consider if these will be relevant expenses for you.

  1. There are some additional items in the Excel that you MUST include like “Personal Grooming”
  2. It is imperative that your expenses are LOWER than or EQUAL TO your income. Otherwise you will need to re-assess your spending and make adjustments until your budget balances. Make sure you adjust this Prep Sheet so it reflects the changes made to your budget.
*Only put values in boxes that are this colour!
*Do not use Dollar Sign $
LIVING EXPENSES $ per month $ per year
Rent/mortgage payments $                     556.00 $                 6,672.00
Home Insurance $                       30.00 $                   360.00
Utilities $                       30.00 $                   360.00
Telecommunications $                       78.00 $                   936.00
Meal Costs $                     237.00 $                 2,844.00
Public transit $                       56.00 $                   672.00
Bike $                             –
Car payments $                             –
Car insurance $                             –
Gas estimate $                             –
Maintenance and repairs (2% of value of car) $                             –
Health Care
Monthly rate $                       17.50 $                   210.00
Total recreation costs $                       45.00 $                   540.00
Savings $                       50.00 $                   600.00
Emergencies $                       91.00 $                 1,092.00
Computer $                   200.00
Personal grooming (haircuts, makeup, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.) $                       25.00 $                   300.00
Clothing $                       35.00 $                   420.00
Charity $                       15.00 $                   180.00
$               15,386.00
Total Expences $                 1,265.50 $               15,386.00
NET INCOME $                 1,829.00 $               21,948.00
Monthly Yearly
TOTAL EXPENSES $1,265.50 $15,386.00
TOTAL INCOME $1,829.00 $21,948.00
DIFFERENCE: $563.50 $6,562.00


Week 15 – Math 10

This week in math 10 we learned how to solve equations using elimination. Elimination has fewer steps then substation that’s why I prefer this method of solving equations. Bellow are 2 examples of how to solve using elimination.

First example: 8x – y = 10

4x + y = 14

Step 1.  Add the x’s together, y’s together and the 10 and 14

now you have  12x = 24

Step 2. now divide 24 by 12

so now x = 2

Step 3. Now you have to get find y. Input 2 back into one of the equations above.

4(2) + y =14

8 + y = 14

now minus 8 on both sides to get y by itself

y = 6


Second example: x + 2y =3

-x + 3y = 2

5y = 5

y = 1

x +2(1) = 3

x =1