In the simulation, you will:

  • make a Senator's Statement
  • present a petition
  • ask a question of the Leader of the Government in the Senate
  • participate in the debate on a bill during second reading
  • propose an amendment to the bill during Committee of the Whole, and/or
  • vote on a bill

You were appointed to the Senate by the Governor General in recognition of your skills, hard work and achievements. You and your fellow Senators have a wide range of experience and expertise, which gives you a unique perspective on and understanding of the issues before Parliament.

One of your major roles is to examine bills in committee. You study proposed legislation in depth, hear from witnesses and use your expertise to refine the bills. You can also introduce new bills if you choose, and debating and voting are important parts of your work.

Unlike a Member of the House of Commons, you represent an entire region, province or territory. You speak for the interests of that area and may also be involved in representing a minority group in Parliament.

You were appointed by the Governor General, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.