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Parliament 1 2 3 (Video Transcript)

Parliament has 3 parts

1 - The Monarch

  • Canada's Head of State
  • Represented by the Governor General
  • Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces
  • Opens and dissolves Parliament
  • Gives Royal Assent
  • Oversees the swearing in of:
    • The Prime Minister
    • The Chief Justice of Canada
    • Cabinet Ministers
  • Honours Canadians

2 - The Senate

  • Introduces, Debates, and reviews bills
  • Reports on issues of national importance
  • Gives a voice to minority communities
  • Senators are
    • Aboriginal leaders
    • Artists
    • Nurses
    • Teachers
    • Journalists
    • Lawyers
    • Police Officers
    • Farmers
    • Doctors
    • Athletes
  • Diversity
  • Representing the interests of Canadians
    • In the Chamber
    • In Committees
    • In all regions of Canada

3 - The House of Commons

  • Members elected from across Canada
  • Address issues that matter
    • national defence
    • foreign affairs
    • federal taxes
    • fisheries
    • criminal law
  • Issues that affect their constituents
    • climate change
    • schools
    • world
    • farmers
    • health-care
    • war
    • religion
    • military
  • Issues that affect you
  • During Question Period
  • In Committees
  • In their ridings
  • In the Chamber
  • Your representatives
    • Introduce
    • Debate
    • and Review Bills
    • Voice the concerns of Canadians
    • Set Parliament in motion