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Copy of The Government of Canada

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Transcript of Copy of The Government of Canada

Legislative Branch THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA THE SENATE
Appointed by the Prime Minister
Senators can propose laws, but usually only consider bills passed first by the House of Commons. (Provides a careful second opinion).
Represents the rights of Canada’s regions and minorities.
Must retire at 75 Major law-making body
Members debate, study & vote on bills that ultimately become laws
The House of Commons is composed of 308 members.
Seats are distributed among the provinces in proportion to population.


House of Commons Executive Branch Prime Minister Cabinet Judicial Branch How a Bill Becomes a Law Members of Parliament appointed by the Prime Minister
Leaders of different portfolios
Example: Environment, Finance, Fisheries
Leader of the political party with the most seats in the House of Commons Functions Propose most laws
Prepares the budget
Day to day running of government
Considers interest of country
Oversees government departments
Examines & amends bills with legislative branch Includes Canada’s courts of law.
All members come from the legal profession.
Separate from other branches and acts as a check on their powers.
Interprets all laws in Canada, including human rights.
Ensures the rights of Canadians are respected Highest court in Canada.
Final word on all legal questions in the country Supreme Court of Canada Members of Parliament Members of parliament, or MP’s are members of the House of Commons.
Voters elected them.
Each MP represents the voters in one riding.
Most MP belong to a political party.
The party with the most MPs usually forms the government.
The other parties form the opposition.
Chris Warkentin
MP for Peace River Mrs. J Clevette Mrs. J Clevette
April 2010
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