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 translation, french, english, canada, quebec, translator, quotes, web, design, english to french, translation, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
If the Commons passes a motion of no confidence in the government, the prime minister and his cabinet are expected either to resign their offices or to ask for Parliament to be dissolved so that a general election can be held.
Canada's parliament consists of the monarch, an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate.
In practice, legislative power rests with the party that has the majority of seats in the House of Commons which is elected from a current 301 constituencies (or electoral districts) for a period not to exceed five years.
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 Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Canada - Elections to the House of Commons
Although both the government and the National Assembly of Quebec rejected the agreements under which the Canada Act was passed and denounced the political legitimacy of the Constitution Act, 1982, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the province was legally bound by the Act.
On November 28, 2005, the House of Commons passed the no-confidence motion by a vote of 171 to 133, and the government was forced to call an early general election - held in January 2006 - in which the Liberals lost to the Conservatives.
The Parliament of Canada consists of a lower chamber, the House of Commons, whose members are directly elected by universal adult suffrage for a maximum term of five years, and an upper chamber, the Senate, whose members are appointed on a provincial basis and may hold office until they are 75 years of age.
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 CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Parliament: House of Commons: Leader of the Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Parliament: House of Commons: Leader of the Government
He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons from 1989 to 1990 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General from 1989 to 1993.
Former Leaders of the Government in the House of Commons
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 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (French: Leader du gouvernement à la Chambre des communes), more commonly known as the Government House Leader, is the Cabinet minister responsible for planning and managing the government's legislative program in the Canadian House of Commons.
The position is especially crucial during periods of minority government when no party has a majority in the House and the government must rely on the support of one or more Opposition parties to not only pass its legislative agenda but remain in power.
Prime Minister Paul Martin's first House Leader, Jacques Saada was also Minister responsible for Democratic Reform, however, with a minority government being elected in the 2004 election, he appointed Tony Valeri to the position of Leader of the Government in the House of Commons with no additional responsibilities.
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 MiamiHerald.com | 12/07/2006 | Canada's Parliament votes not to reopen gay marriage debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
During the last election campaign, Conservative leader and current Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to hold a free vote in the House of Commons on whether Parliament should reconsider the issue.
Harper's government -- which draws most of its support from the conservative west -- is seeking to appease its conservative base, even though Christian activists acknowledged this week the law would stand.
The motion to reopen the bill was debated in the House of Commons until late Wednesday.
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 How Canada's Parliament Works
The governing party in the House of Commons choses the Prime Minister of Canada.
All laws originate in the House of Commons, are approved by the Senate, and are signed by the figurehead represenative of the Queen, the Governor General.
There are two speakers in Canada, the Speaker of the House, who is the guy who mediates the House of Commons, and the Speaker of the Senate, who mediates the Senate.
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 Canada's Government web page
Canada is a democracy, but their government is slightly different from America’s government.
Canada’s legislative body is called the House of Commons.
Canada was a part of Great Britain until 1867 and did not sever its ties completely until 1982.
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 ABWE - Canada
Canada is the second-largest country in the Western Hemisphere, and the second largest country in the world.
In practice the nation is governed by the Prime Minister, leader of the Majority Party in the House of Commons.
The number of evangelicals in Canada has remained constant from 1900 to the present; however, as a result of population increase, the relative percentage of evangelical has plummeted from 25.1% in 1900 to 7.6% today.
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 Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Canada's commitment to a multilateral, rules-based international system is long and deep, going back at least to Lester Pearson, rooted in our commitment to international law and extending not only to the United Nations but to the WTO, to NATO and to other international institutions.
Apparently his government believes this was the case in Kosovo when, for instance, one country, Russia, arguably for its own domestic political purposes, vetoed UN joint action to protect the citizens of Kosovo and consequently a different non-UN coalition of democracies had to intervene, as they did in that instance.
The Iraqi government in August 1995 admitted to having produced 19,000 litres of botulinum toxin (BTX), 8,500 litres of anthrax, and 2,400 litres of the cancer-producing agent aflatoxin; to have loaded BTX and anthrax on Scud missile warheads and aerial bombs; and to have conducted research on mycotoxins and infectious viruses.
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It is usual for cabinet members to be elected members of the House of Commons but they don't have to be.
Canada is governed by a form of Government in which the majority rules.
They power of the governing lies with the people of the country, and the power is exercised by them through a system of representation involving free election.
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 Canada's New Government Proposes Fixed Election Dates
Currently, it is the prerogative of the Prime Minister, having the confidence of the House of Commons, to select what he or she regards as an opportune time for an election to renew the government's mandate and to advise the Governor General to dissolve the House in time for that election.
Where a government loses the confidence of the House of Commons, a general election would be held in accordance with existing practices.
In the current system, the date of the general election is chosen by the government, so it is rare that a polling day is chosen that comes into conflict with a date of cultural or religious significance or with elections in other jurisdictions.
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 Protecting the Traditional Definition of Marriage in Canada
A motion to affirm the traditional heterosexual definition of marriage was defeated by a vote of 132-137 in large part because of the efforts of Catholic Prime Minister Jean Chretien and the lobbying of members of his caucus.
When the government faced the courts, it had an unblemished string of losses ending when Justice McMurtry and the Ontario Court of Appeal decided to unilaterally and instantaneously change the common law definition of marriage.
Stephen Harper, MP is leader of the Alliance Party of Canada and leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons in Ottawa.
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 King, William Lyon Mackenzie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He first served in the House of Commons from 1909 to 1911, and during World War I he was engaged (1914–17) in investigating industrial relations in the United States.
Chosen in 1919 to succeed Laurier as leader of the Liberal party, Mackenzie King led the opposition in Parliament until 1921, when he became prime minister, a post he filled, except for a brief interval in 1926, until 1930.
Leader of the opposition during Richard Bedford Bennett’s government (1930–35), he afterward again served (1935–48) as prime minister.
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 Arcanum: Canadian Election - 1st Leaders Debate
The government of the Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin fell a few weeks ago on a straight no-confidence motion leading to the dissoution of Parliament by the Governor General.
A short primer- the Prime Minister of Canada is the leader of the political party which gets the majority of seats in the House of Commons (lower chamber of Parliament).
The government can still function, but when a no-confidence motion is introduced in the House, the goverment may fall if all of the oppostion parties' members vote against the government.
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 Yorkshire CND - Bush Visit Leaves Canada's Leader With Missile Defense Dilemma - 4/12/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Government officials were happy to douse expectations because missile defense divides the government's Liberal caucus in the House of Commons and is unpopular in public opinion polls, especially in Quebec, where Mr.
Bush on two occasions publicly urged Canada to join in building a missile defense system, the Canadian news media and opposition members of Parliament jumped on the issue as a crucial feature of a visit that otherwise accomplished no breakthroughs on trade or other matters.
Shouting matches in the House of Commons and a series of ambiguous government statements have resulted.
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 CNN.com - Vote topples Canadian government - Nov 28, 2005
The leader of the Bloc, Gilles Duceppe, predicted voters in mostly French-speaking Quebec would issue "a judgment, and a very harsh one" on the Liberals in the wake of a corruption scandal that has particularly angered people in the province.
The Liberals took big losses in the House of Commons in June 2004 amid what was known as the sponsorship scandal, in which government money was paid to advertising firms to shore up support for Canadian unity in French-speaking Quebec.
The Liberals hold 133 of the 308 seats in the House of Commons, compared with 98 for the Conservatives, 53 for the Bloc Quebecois and 18 for the New Democrats.
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 LifeSite Special Report - Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's Feb. 16 Response to Same-Sex Marriage Bill C-38
The government has only proposed one meagre clause to protect religious freedom, a clause which states that religious officials will not be forced to solemnize marriages, but the Supreme Court of Canada has already ruled that this clause is ultra vires.
On the one hand, the government and its allies claim that any attempt to retain the traditional definition of marriage is unconstitutional on the basis of a decision the Supreme Court has not made and has refused to make.
I know that many of the government members in their hearts believe in the traditional definition of marriage and know that we are talking about this today only because the Prime Minister has literally no other legislation for Parliament.
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 Canada Parties
Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister with Special Responsibility for Literacy 1993-97.
In 2004 she was on of 10 female members of the Conservative shadow cabinet with a total of 40 members and many women at key posts and in 2006 she was named Minister of Revenue as one of only 6 women in the 27-member cabinet.
The Parliamentary Group of Parti Québécois in the federal House of Representatives is known as the Bloc.
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 Female Presidents of Parliaments 1920-70
She was Assistant Secretary of State of Liberia 1956-73, Delegate to the UN from 1955, 1956 Vice-Chairperson and 1961 chairperson of the Committee of Trust and Non-self Government Territories, 1961 Vice-President of the Committee on Information on Non-Self-government Territories, 1962 Chairperson on the Commission for Ruanda-Urundi, 1965 Vice-President and 1966 President of the Trusteeship Council.
Vice-President of the Upper House 1987-88 and 1.
The Odelsting is the Lower House of the Norwegian Storting.
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 The Epoch Times | Conservatives Introduce Senate Reform, Fixed Election Dates
The Conservative government took the first steps towards democratic reform this week with the introduction of legislation in the House of Commons that would set fixed election dates every four year and limit the terms of new Senators.
Rob Nicholson, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic reform, introduced Bill C - 16 on Tuesday.
NDP leader Jack Layton has said the bill to fix election dates doesn't go far enough to reform Canada's electoral system, and called for an end to the current 'first past the post' system, in which only the party with the most votes wins representation in a riding.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/6-6-1/42196.html   (758 words)

 Conservatives say they have “No Plans” to Shorten Marriage Debate
OTTAWA, Canada, December 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Ottawa Citizen reported today that the debate in the House of Commons on the party’s marriage motion may be a short one.
Government House leader, Rob Nicholson said that only those more recently elected Members who have not had a chance to be heard on the subject in the past are likely to make speeches.
Breton told LifeSiteNews.com that Nicholson is meeting with House leaders today, “We’re evaluating today how many people want to speak.” She added that there is “also a possibility being looked at now to maybe go into the evening” so that as many MP’s as want to can have their say.
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 p2pnet.net - the original daily p2p and digital media news site
Tony Valeri, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
c.c.: The Hounourable Mauril Bélanger, P.C., M.P. Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Mauril Bélanger, Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
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 CBC News Indepth: Canadian Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After all 308 MPs have been sworn in and take their seats in the House of Commons, they are summoned to the Senate, where they are told they can't get down to work until they've elected a Speaker of the House of Commons.
The leader of the official Opposition proposes an amendment to the throne speech.
If the throne speech survives a vote of the House of Commons, the MPs adopt another motion that the address in reply to the speech from the throne be presented to the Governor General in person.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/cdngovernment   (1003 words)

 LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On any of the first 15 days after the report is made (within two months after the day fixed for return of the writs at each general election) on which Parliament is sitting
Within three months after the financial year in respect of which it is made or, if the House is not then sitting, on any of the first 15 days next that it is sitting
On any of the first 15 days on which the House is sitting after the form is made
www.parl.gc.ca /37/1/parlbus/chambus/house/reports/17-lea-e.htm   (142 words)

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