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  State Opening of Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United Kingdom, the State Opening of Parliament is an annual event held usually in October or November that marks the commencement of a session of Parliament.
It is held in the House of Lords Chamber after Parliament first assembles in consequence of a General Election and each November thereafter.
The Vice President of the United States and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the presiding officers of the Senate and House of Representatives respectively, sit behind the President duing the address.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/State_Opening_of_Parliament   (1002 words)

 38th Canadian Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 38th Canadian Parliament was in session from October 4, 2004 until November 29, 2005.
The parliament was dissolved on 29 November 2005 by the Governor General, following a vote of non-confidence passed on 28 November by the opposition Conservatives, supported by the New Democratic Party and Bloc Québécois.
Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of its dissolution on 29 November 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/38th_Canadian_Parliament   (460 words)

 Talk:38th Canadian Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
because I think he was suspended in the 37th Parliament...in which case, it could be added to 37th Canadian parliament, but since his status hasn't changed in the 38th Parliament (to which he was elected as an Independent), I don't think it merits inclusion.
It doesn't fit exactly with what the page has been (a list of current members), but it's information that should be preserved for 38th Canadian parliament (which redirects here), since he was a member of this Parliament.
They cease to be a member of parliament on the date of dissolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:38th_Canadian_parliament   (1270 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Canadian Government
Parliament consists of the sovereign and members of the Senate and House of Commons.
It is called the speech from the throne because the Governor General delivers it in the Senate chamber while seated in a chair-throne of oak and scarlet velour reserved for the head of state or her representative.
This is because the Canadian Parliament is modelled on the British parliamentary system, with an appointed Senate and an elected House of Commons.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/cdngovernment/thronespeech.html   (996 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Lord Chancellor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty).
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and is now the dominant branch of Parliament.
The Lord Chancellor is also involved in the annual ceremony known as the State Opening of Parliament, during which the Sovereign delivers the Speech from the Throne (also known as the King's or Queen's Speech), outlining the agenda of the Government for the upcoming parliamentary session.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lord-Chancellor   (1435 words)

 Crosswalk.com - Canada's Largest Church Endorses Same-Sex Marriage
The 38th General Council of the United Church of Canada, representing Methodists, Presbyterians and the Congregational Union of Canada, passed the motion after just 45 minutes of debate at its annual conference in Nova Scotia last week.
Since Canadian provinces legalized same-sex marriage, there has been a conservative backlash in the churches and in the legislatures, similar to the effect that recent pro-homosexual rulings had in the United States, Harvey noted.
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien submitted a bill before Parliament to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide, at the same time vowing that he will not compel churches, synagogues and mosques to bless these unions.
www.crosswalk.com /news/religiontoday/1215135.html   (765 words)

 Bermuda and Canada
Canadian visitors to Bermuda on vacation seem to like going from a hundreds or thousands of times bigger province but with a hugely smaller population density per square mile to a tiny (21 square miles) island with hundreds or thousands more people per square mile.
It was on one of the Canadian National Steamships' 'Ladyboats' much loved in Bermuda that the Duke of Windsor and his wife, the former Wallis Warfield Simpson, sailed in 1940 from Bermuda to Nassau, Bahamas, where the Duke became the wartime Governor of the Bahamas.
The leading Canadian organization which owns a number of the watercolors she painted while she was in Bermuda (and lent them to Bermuda for a 1999 exhibition) is the National Gallery of Canada.
www.bermuda-online.org /canada.htm   (7925 words)

 Australia :: Actualité et événements :: Déclarations et discours
As a Canadian of Italian origin, an Italo-Canadian, I am distinctly proud to be present at a conference that studies and celebrates the accomplishments of Italo-Canadian authors.
We also support two Centres for Canadian studies in Australia, one, which is this one, at the University of Wollongong, the Centre for Canadian-Australian Studies.
My personal experiences and their setting were the subject of the narrative and not something on the fringe, something to be misunderstood, misinterpreted, or worse, ridiculed by the majority culture.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /asia/australia/news/statements-fr.asp?id=3803&content_type=2   (1966 words)

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However, as it is the Canadian Parliament's House of Commons and Senate which write legislation (the Queen is also part of Parliament), Her Majesty's powers are extremely limited; all the Queen does nowadays is give the "Royal Assent" as a formal recognition that a new law has been passed.
To serve on the Senate, one has to be a Canadian citizen, over age 30, own $4,000 of equity in land in their home Province, have over $4,000 as personal net worth and live in the province represented.
The members of Parliament (MPs) are elected by the general public during a federal election, for a term of 5 years, during which they sit in the House of Commons.
centrerion.blogspot.com /2006/04/canadian-political-system.html   (2023 words)

 Canadian parliament needs meaningful debates on Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The debates of the 37th Parliament in its 3rd session, as they relate to events in Iraq are summarized and analyzed together.
Constructive Canadian criticism could allow for a place in forums that will help effect decisions such as those on genuine, democratic nation-building from which we are largely excluded at the moment.
On the eve of the commencement of the 38th Parliament, CARD hopes that the House of Commons can begin to truly bring forth the core issues around Canada’s role in ensuring that the process of peacebuilding and reconstruction in Iraq is genuine and sustainable.
www.cardonline.org /govwatch/analysis.asp?id=62   (749 words)

 Ottawa Independent Media Center
The People’s Parliament is searching for credible individuals from all parties and communities to form a representative set of 127 People’s MPs.
The People’s Parliament speaks for an increasing number of Canadians who favor a PR electoral system, and who insist that the distribution of MPs be proportional to the popular vote.
The People’s Parliament Wiki is an open electronic forum in which citizens can raise issues, deliberate on them, register themselves as candidates for the People’s Parliament, and choose MPs from among the candidates.
ottawa.indymedia.ca /en/2006/01/1984.shtml   (888 words)

 Meet The New Justice Minister of Canada
This is the most hostile Minister of Justice the Canadian cannabis community has ever had to deal with.
The second question to which Canadians want an answer is the issue of impaired driving as a result of drug use.
Canadians are entitled to know what response the government will put in place if the law goes into effect and impaired driving through the use of drugs is increased.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/4645.html   (3824 words)

 Canadian People's Parliament opens Saturday Jan 21 on Parliament Hill | Digital Copyright Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Citizens gathered on the Hill to attend the first plenary in-person session of the People’s Parliament (PP) were also able to elect MPs by forming groups on the spot and electing representatives to speak for them.
The People’s Parliament corrected this imbalance by seating the "missing" MPs: on "lawn chairs" in front of their snow-built party headquarters.
Parliament doesn’t reflect our vote, because each candidate enters a "horse race" in which the "first candidate past the post" (FPTP) is elected.
www.digital-copyright.ca /node/1825   (1062 words)

 Raymond Simard -
He is currently a member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Saint Boniface for the Liberal Party of Canada.
His riding is one of the few in western Canada with a significant francophone population (16% list French as their mother tongue, according to the 2001 Canadian census), and the only such riding which regularly elects francophone candidates to parliament.
Manitoba Caucus serving in the 38th Canadian Parliament.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Raymond_Simard   (531 words)

 MacKay Cartoons -- Paul Martin
According to Canadian protocol, as a former Prime Minister, he is styled The Right Honourable for life.
Martin has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of LaSalle-Émard in Montreal since 1988, and was previously Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002.
On June 28, 2004, the 38th Canadian federal election yielded a minority government in which the Liberals under Martin remained in power.
www.mackaycartoons.net /martin/martin.html   (239 words)

 New developments in parliamentary research services and technology - Section on Library and Research Services for ...
In the Canadian Research Branch, their publication program is a key element of their overall service to Parliament (with 500 titles on the current list, another 500 on the archival one, and 15-20,000 copies sent to clients each year on request!).
The Canadian Parliament takes advantage of new techniques such as microsimulation to enable its economists to create a mathematical model of the tax system and to ask what the effect on the budget deficit will be of changing corporate taxes.
Many parliaments have their own WWW page, putting up important information and in some cases even delivering information to deputies in this way, as is the case with Mexico.
www.ifla.org /VII/s3/conf/2micha-e.htm   (3143 words)

 TILSON.CA - David Tilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Canadian Parliament between June 2004 and November 2005, Mr.
Tilson served on the influential Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics committee, where he was elected across party lines to the position of Acting Chair.
The 39th Canadian Parliament will commence on April 3, 2006 with the Speech from the Throne being delivered by the Governor-General on April 4, 2006.  
www.tilson.ca /mp/bio.shtml   (290 words)

 Canadian Parliamentary Committee tables a Constructive Report on Corporate Responsibility and TVI Pacific
Ottawa, Canada – The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade has tabled a report to the Canadian Parliament asking for an investigation to be conducted on the impact of TVI Pacific's Canatuan mining project in Mindanao.
As a result of the hearings, the Subcommittee recently tabled a report to the Canadian Parliament that will be discussed when the parliamentary sessions are resumed again on September 19, 2005.
The Subcommittee believes that more must be done to ensure that Canadian companies have the necessary knowledge, support and incentives to conduct their activities in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and in conformity with international human rights standards.
www.minesandcommunities.org /Action/press659.htm   (1795 words)

 IAFF: Correspondence on Legislative Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Near the end of the 38th Session of Parliament, in late October, the House of Commons passed motion M-153 by a vote of 161-112.
The motion states that in the opinion of a majority of members of parliament, the government should establish a compensation benefit for the families of fallen fire fighters.
IAFF members from across Canada lobbied their MPs feverishly in the weeks leading to the vote on M-153 in what was an extremely successful grassroots political action effort.
www.iaff.org /politics/ca/content/updates/election_2006.htm   (476 words)

 Canada -- cannabis exports RCMP
Canadian officials) have made many claims that Canada is a major supplier of cannabis to the US.
Nor is it clear how reducing the penalties for possession of small amounts of cannabis (Bill C-38, introduced at the end of May 2003 (since reintroduced on November 1, 2004, in the 38th Parliament as Bill C-17) would make possession of up to 15 grams a ticketable offence only) would affect Canadian cannabis exports.
Today, Canadian production of marihuana is such that offer now outstrips demand, which means that part of the crop is intended for export to foreign markets, mainly to the United States.
www.cfdp.ca /export.htm   (2877 words)

 AIPO - Parliamentary News-Cambodia
Educational issues were in many cases very critical and appealed for Canadian assistance, be it in the form of utilizing foreign expertise, educational grants or sponsorships or educational infrastructure.
The European Parliament acknowledged that the regional security and political matters of the ASEAN region is an important matter to maintain the stability and security of the region.
The delegation of the European Parliament was of the view that it was an international issue and feared that the nuclear weapons would fall into terrorists’ hand, particularly in Iran’s neighbouring countries and would affect the European region and the whole world.
www.aipo.org /Dialogue.htm   (7062 words)

 Three Women and a Parliament by Naunidhi Kaur
Canada's 38th Parliament has 10 Members of Parliament of South Asian origin.
She and her husband, Gurmant, are both MPs - a first in Canadian Parliament's 137-year history.
Grewal is quick to clarify that being a couple in Parliament does not mean that she is willing to be overshadowed by her politically experienced husband.
www.boloji.com /wfs3/wfs303.htm   (1142 words)

 counterweights - THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE ... Was it maybe somehow all worthwhile?
Now that Canadians do not have to rush into another federal election right away, the national commentariat has time for assorted post-mortems on the recent events in Ottawa.
When Chuck Cadman arrived in the foyer of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa early Thursday evening, someone said "Chuck Cadman is in the House." He was immediately surrounded by a crushing scrum of reporters and journalists with all their technological apparatus.
According to the Canadian Press Tory House Leader Jay Hill has "said the Conservatives would abandon their delaying tactics and let House business proceed normally until the budget vote — as long as the Liberals keep a promise to bring in a motion officially guaranteeing the vote will be held Thursday." Mr.
www.counterweights.ca /cms/content/view/62   (4502 words)

 CBC News: Liberals lose confidence of the House
Canadian voters will be heading to the polls, likely sometime in January, after the opposition brought down the minority government in a no-confidence vote Monday evening.
The motion passed easily in a 171 to 133 vote, triggering an election campaign one year and five months after Canadians last went to the polls.
The Conservatives came in at 30 per cent and the NDP was picked by 20 per cent.
www.cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2005/11/28/noconfidencevote051128.html   (729 words)

 2006 Federal Election Links - Canadian Social Research Links
Canadians have indicated consistently we want two things in health care: A publicly insured system that provides care and promotes health, there for people based on their need, not their ability to pay.
With the Canadian federal election coming in January, I will be providing an ongoing analysis of the party leaders' hand movements during their speeches and debates.
Canadians from all points on the political spectrum, all regions and all walks of life are joining FVC to demand a fair voting system – a fundamental requirement for healthy representative democracy and government accountability."
www.canadiansocialresearch.net /politics.htm   (5423 words)

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