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  Canadian Parliament - MSN Encarta
Parliament consists of three elements: the House of Commons; the Senate; and the governor-general, who serves as the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s head of state.
Parliament cannot pass laws that concern issues outside the authority of the federal government or that infringe on the rights protected by the Constitution of Canada.
Parliament cannot pass laws that infringe on the freedoms set down in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, adopted as part of the constitution in 1982.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553359/Canadian_Parliament.html   (923 words)

  Parliament of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The lower house, the House of Commons, is the dominant branch of the Canadian Parliament.
The new Canadian Parliament consisted of the Queen (represented by the Governor General), the Senate and the House of Commons.
The Parliament of Canada was granted limited power to amend the constitution by a British Act of Parliament in 1949, but it was not permitted to affect the powers of provincial governments, the official positions of the English and French languages, or the five-year term of Parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Parliament   (4087 words)

 Canadian Parliament - MSN Encarta
Canadian law protects Parliament’s and the public’s right to know about the processes that lead to many decisions by the federal and provincial governments, but it does not apply to materials submitted to the Cabinet.
Canadian citizens age 18 or older elect members of the House of Commons to represent electoral districts, known in Canada as ridings.
Unless the government loses the support of Parliament and an early election must be called, most Parliaments last for four years before the prime minister asks the governor-general to call an election.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553359_2/Canadian_Parliament.html   (1787 words)

 Canadian House of Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The House of Commons came into existence in 1867, when the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the British North America Act, uniting the Province of Canada (which was separated into Quebec and Ontario), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single federation, called the Dominion of Canada.
The Canadian Parliament was based on the Westminster model (that is, the model of the Parliament of the United Kingdom).
Greater autonomy was granted by the British Parliament's Statute of Westminster 1931, under which the United Kingdom ceased to interfere in Canadian affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_House_of_Commons   (3903 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Parliament of Canada is Canada's democratic legislative branch, seated at Ottawa, Ontario.
The parliament is housed in a complex on Parliament Hill, a very scenic location on the banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, in a Gothic Revival suite of buildings.
The Centre Block burned in 1916; the edifice was entirely destroyed except for the Library of Parliament, whose treasures were preserved by a quick-thinking librarian who was able to close its massive doors.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/parliament_of_canada.html   (514 words)

Parliament is, strictly, according to the CONSTITUTION ACT, 1982, the Queen, the HOUSE OF COMMONS and the SENATE.
The bicameral nature of the Canadian Parliament was deemed a necessary inducement to bring provinces of varying size and power and with widely different regional concerns into the broader union that comprised Confederation.
Dissolution, which marks the end of a Parliament, can occur any time within the 5-year period and is invoked by the governor general on the advice of the PRIME MINISTER.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006101   (686 words)

 Embassy Washington
It is made up of acts of the British and Canadian Parliaments, as well as legislation, judicial decisions and agreements between the federal and provincial governments.
In 1949 the Canadian Parliament was given a limited amending power in areas that did not concern provincial jurisdiction.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees some of the same rights, called "fundamental freedoms," that are protected in the U.S. Bill of Rights: freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association.
www.canadianembassy.org /government/constitution-en.asp   (1559 words)

 Parliament of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The monarch's functions are customarily delegated to the Governor General (presently Her Excellency The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson), who is appointed on the advice of the Canadian Prime Minister.
The House of Commons, not the Senate, is the of Parliament, meaning that the Government is answerable to it alone.
Parliament itself determines the extent of parliamentary privilege, but the constitution bars it from conferring any privileges "exceeding those at the passing of such Act held, enjoyed, and exercised by the [British House of] Commons … and by the Members thereof."
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Canadian_Parliament   (4055 words)

 Encyclopedia: Canadian Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Parliament of Canada (in French: le Parlement du Canada) is Canada's legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.
According to Section 17 of the Constitution Act, 1867, Parliament consists of three components: the Sovereign, the Senate, and the House of Commons.
The unanimous consent of provincial Legislative Assemblies is required for certain amendments, including those affecting the Queen, the Governor General, provincial Lieutenant Governors, the official positions of the English and French languages, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-Parliament   (4003 words)

 Researching Canadian Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The core of the Canadian Abridgment (2d) is an encyclopedic collection of case digests, or summaries, of issues decided by Canadian courts and administrative tribunals from the early 1800s to the present.
Canadian statutes, both federal and provincial, appear in either sessional or annual volumes and are also consolidated from time to time in volumes called revised statutes.
In most Canadian jurisdictions, the publication of a loose-leaf edition that provides frequent updating of statutes is one way of ensuring that the researcher can locate a specific statute together with information regarding recent amendments or updates.
library.law.smu.edu /resguide/canada.htm   (1833 words)

This is a graphic illustration of the Canadian Supreme Court telling the Canadian Parliament what is law and what is not law instead of the Canadian Parliament telling the Supreme Court what is law and what is not law.
It means that the prime minister, who introduced the notwithstanding clause in Parliament in 1982, is afraid to use it or reluctant to use it.
Canadians are caught in the bind of having recently reelected these loony-left Liberals and therefore they will have to suffer this ignominy of not only being unable to change their Charter but also being helpless in the whirlwind of these future judicial events.
jamesbredin.tripod.com /numberfour/id12.html   (615 words)

 ABC News: Canadian Parliament Recognizes Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Canadian Parliament Passes Motion to Recognize Quebec As a Nation Within Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is applauded by caucus members after he votes in favor of the government's motion to recognize Quebecois as a nation, in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 27, 2006.
TORONTO Nov 28, 2006 (AP)— Parliament formally recognized the French-speaking people of Quebec as a nation within Canada, a seemingly symbolic gesture that has led to a Cabinet resignation and ignited concerns over a renewed push for the province's sovereignty.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=2683218   (377 words)

 Same-Sex "Marriage" in Canada: A Guide for American Legislators
Canadian common-law courts inherited from the British courts a belief in judicial deference and parliamentary supremacy on all mat­terslegitimately within the legislative ambit of Par­liament.
Parliament and the provincial legislatures have, in important respects, been reduced to mere errand boys for the judicial branch.
Significantly, Parlia­ment included language that sent a strong mes­sage that the traditional definition of marriage, as the union of one man and one woman, was to be unaffected by this legislation.
www.heritage.org /Research/LegalIssues/bg1870.cfm   (4060 words)

 Arguments for Monarchy - Canadian Monarchist ONLINE
Canadians participate fully in their Queen's life; they are involved in her activities during home-comings and through the media.
Princess Louise played a role in the Canadian cultural flowering in the latter pat of the nineteenth century: the Royal Canadian Academy and the National Gallery of Canada are both associated with her.
On Parliament Hill in 1990 after the collapse of the Meech Lake negotiations, she reminded Canadians, "I am no fair weather friend" thus asserting the Monarch's concern for Canada in difficult times as well as happy times.
pages.interlog.com /~rakhshan/parg.html   (2404 words)

 Canadian Parliamentary Program
The Canadian Parliament Internship program, which places students in the offices of members of Parliament, either the House of Commons or the Senate, was formed more than 15 years ago by Helen Graves, a professor at the University of Michigan.
Being a Canadian studies minor or major is not a criterion for qualifying for the internship, as long as a student has an interest in international politics, says Baker.
Both the Canadian and US government are democratic forms but they're very different and this is a good way to compare and contrast.
www.wku.edu /Dept/Academic/AHSS/History/canadian/programinfo.htm   (1941 words)

 Prime Minister's Speeches - 2001- Canadian Parliament
Canadian investment in Britain has grown by over 50 % in the last six years, making you the fourth largest investor in our country.
Two Canadian battalions were lost in the defence of Hong Kong, and both Canada and Britain have recently announced compensation schemes to honour our Far East Prisoners of War.
It took a Canadian general to win the confidence of both sides in Northern Ireland over the most sensitive issue of all, the issue of arms decommissioning.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page1582.asp   (2414 words)

 Canadian parliament needs meaningful debates on Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
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.
cardonline.org /govwatch/analysis.asp?id=62   (749 words)

 Aligned Hansards of the 36th Parliament of Canada
The copyright on the hansards is held by the Canadian Parliament.
Canadian Parliament, as far as available, were aligned.
We are very grateful to the Canadian people in general and to the Canadian Parliament in particular for making the Hansards available to the general public free of charge and without any restrictions that would hamper research.
www.isi.edu /natural-language/download/hansard   (555 words)

 Welcome to the Parliament of Canada Web site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The 39th Parliament is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 3, 2006.
Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 17th 2007.
The Parliament of Canada is pleased to offer professional development, classroom activities, and background resources for teachers.
www.parl.gc.ca /common/index.asp?Language=E   (274 words)

 Bush snubs Canadian Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It’s the childish behavior, not only of Parrish but of her many supporters on Parliament Hill that was condoned by Martin that undoubtedly led to the refusal of the U.S. president to appear before a joint session.
Atlantic Canadians went out of their way to be hospitable to the thousands of Americans who wound up in Halifax and Gander when their trans-Atlantic flights were diverted there on the morning of September 11, 2001.
At least Bush recognizes that many ordinary Canadians are not like the political elites; those Liberals, NDP and Bloq Members of Parliament that gutlessly and silently cheered Carolyn Parrish on when she spewed out her anti-American venom.
www.torontofreepress.com /2004/weinreb113004.htm   (741 words)

 The Irrawaddy On-line Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
April 02, 2004—In an attempt to move the Canadian government into taking a stronger stand against Burma, a Member of Parliament, or MP, representing the second largest opposition party, Bloc Quebecois, presented a motion yesterday to the Canadian Parliament.
The motion is supposedly the first of its kind to be presented to the Canadian Parliament by an opposition party to move the Canadian government to adopt tighter measures against Burma.
Prior to the incident, the Canadian government imposed limited economic sanctions on Burma in 1997, restricting imports and exports, while suspending aid and putting a hold on granting Burma preferential trade status.
www.irrawaddy.org /news/2004/april02.html   (478 words)

 Architecture of the Canadian Parliament - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Parliament complex is divided into the Centre Block, the East Block, the West Block, the Library of Parliament, and the Peace Tower.
The floor is made of stones from battlegrounds where Canadians fought in World War I, and the walls are stone from France and Belgium.
In contrast, the House of Commons Chamber is green with white Canadian oak and Tyndall limestone from Manitoba.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /CA/ON/OttawaParliament.html   (867 words)

 June 24, 2003 -- John Martin: Canadian Parliament Opts For Irrelevancy
It was the courts, not Parliament who ordered that anyone who sets foot on Canadian soil (including mass murderers and war criminals) has all the protections and benefits of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
It was the courts, not Parliament who ordered the Canadian government to avoid extraditing murderers to their homeland if, upon conviction, capital punishment was a possibility.
And now, just a few years after Parliament overwhelmingly (including a majority of governing Liberals) voted to retain the definition of marriage as the union between one man and one woman, enlightened members of the courts have decided differently.
www.opinioneditorials.com /freedomwriters/martin_20030624.html   (709 words)

 Testimony before Canadian Parliament
She found that the women with implants visited doctors and specialists more often, and were four times as likely to be hospitalized, compared to other women the same age from the same communities.
So, while I agree with the Institute of Medicine that there is not sufficient evidence to conclude that implants cause autoimmune disease, the report can't be considered conclusive proof that implants don't cause autoimmune disease.
They were told that silicone would likely leak during the surgery and that they could be left looking deformed, They were discouraged from removing their implants, and told that at least they should replace them with new implants.
www.center4research.org /news/dz6-06.html   (2046 words)

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