Member of Parliament (MP) Government or Opposition

In the simulation, you will:

  • vote on a bill
  • participate in the debate on a bill
  • make a Member's Statement
  • ask a question during Question Period
  • table a petition
  • request an emergency debate, and/or
  • participate in the Adjournment Proceedings

You are the MP for a specific area in Canada, known as a riding. The voters in the riding (your constituents) chose you to be their representative during the last federal election. You may be a member of the Government, the Official Opposition or another party, or you may sit as an independent (with no party affiliation).

As an MP, you have many different responsibilities. In addition to debating and voting in the House of Commons, you participate on committees, support the people in your riding, go to meetings, talk to reporters, and much more.