This activity will allow students to present their diverse topics of interest.
- examples of statements by members (from Hansard)
- copies of the simulation script “Statements by Parliamentarians” (Senate, House of Commons)
About 20 minutes (plus homework)
Government, opposition and independent Senators
House of Commons:
Government, opposition and independent MPs
What It Is
During Statements, Senators and MPs have the opportunity to speak briefly on a subject of particular interest to them. The subject may be of international, national, provincial/territorial or local concern.
What You Need to Do
- As a group, pick one person to represent a province, territory or region. This person should not be a member of the Cabinet or shadow cabinet, or a whip.
- With your group, look on www.parl.gc.ca to find recent statements from your chosen province/territory, region or constituency. You can find them under “Latest Debates” for each Chamber. Write a short summary of one of the statements.
- Prepare a one-minute statement on a topic that is important to the chosen province/territory, region or constituency. Your group representative will present the statement.
- Read through the script "Statements by Parliamentarians."