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  Inside Canada's Parliament - The Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Senate seats are allocated to provide each region of the country with equal representation.  Over half of the seats in the Senate are distributed to the less populated parts of the country, complementing the representation-by-population basis of the House of Commons.
Senators must be over 30 years of age, must own property and must reside in the region they represent.  Like judges, their independence is protected by tenure until the age of 75.
The Parliament of Canada Act entrusts the financial management of the House of Commons to the Board of Internal Economy (BOIE).  The Board is composed of 11 Members of the House of Commons, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, and includes representatives of the governing party and all recognized opposition parties.
www.parl.gc.ca /Information/library/inside/institutions-e.htm   (903 words)

  
  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Canada, the Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate (French: Leader de l'opposition au Sénat) is the leader of the largest party in the Senate that is not in government.
Therefore, the Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate is the leader of the largest party in the Senate that is not in government.
The counterpart in the lower house is the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons.
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 Leader of the Opposition (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leader of the Opposition (French: Chef de l'Opposition) in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition).
Since the Leader of the Opposition in the House is usually also a party leader he or she would appoint his or her counterpart in the Senate.
From 1993 to 2003, the official opposition in the Senate was the Progressive Conservative Party, therefore the leader of the Progressive Conservatives in the House of Commons chose the leader of the opposition in the Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leader_of_the_Opposition_(Canada)   (354 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Politics of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions.
Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada is the repository of executive power, which she normally does not exercise herself.
Canada's parliament consists of the monarch, an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Politics_of_Canada   (5488 words)

  
 Politics of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Party discipline in Canada is stronger than in the United Kingdom, and more of the votes are considered confidence votes, which tends to diminish the role of non-cabinet Members of Parliament (MPs).
Supreme Court of Canada, judges are appointed by the governor general on the advice of the Cabinet with parliamentary committee review.
Given the narrow federalist victory in 1995, a reference was made by the Chrétien government to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1998 regarding the legality of unilateral provincial secession.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Canada   (3926 words)

  
 Canada - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The federal prime minister is the leader of the best-supported party in the House of Commons and is accountable, with the cabinet, to it.
Canada in World War II Despite Mackenzie King's previous vacillation over giving aid to Britain in time of crisis and his insistence on parliamentary approval, there was little doubt of Canada's resolve in 1939 to join the Allies.
Canada was experiencing an economic boom: industry was expanding rapidly, aided by a rising immigration rate, and the whole face of the country was changing.
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 Finance Choices - Personal Finance Wiki
Canada's constitution is made up of a variety of statutes and conventions that are either British or Canadian in origin, which gives Canada an almost identical system of government as the UK and other Commonwealth Realms.
In Canada the legal personality of the State is referred to as "Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada", and likewise for the provinces and territories (i.e., "in Right of Ontario," etc.).
Similarly the oath of allegiance to Canada, sworn by new citizens, the Canadian Forces, police officers, and parliamentarians, is an oath of allegiance to the monarch as sovereign of Canada, and to his/her heirs and successors according to law.
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Orville Alton Thompson “Tommy” Turnquest, Leader of the Free National Movement and leader of the Opposition in the Senate, was appointed a Senator on May 21, 2002, following the FNM’s defeat by the Progressive Liberal Party in the May 02 general election.
Senator Turnquest was elected the Member of Parliament for Mount Moriah on August 19,1992, and re-elected in the general election of March 14, 1997.
Senator Turnquest was elected Leader-designate of the Free National Movement at a special FNM convention on August 16, 2001.
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 CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Parliament: Senate: Leader of the Opposition
The leader of this party becomes the Leader of the Official Opposition but is most often a Member of the House of Commons.
He or she will therefore appoint a Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate, sitting directly across from the Leader of the Government in the Senate.
Former Leaders of the Opposition in the Senate
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 North America Continents Facts | 4 Corners Club
Of the Senate's eight members, five are chosen by the prime minister, two by the leader of the opposition, and one by the governor general on the advice of the Belize Advisory Council.
Canada's head of state is the reigning Monarch, currently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and commonly referred to as the Queen of Canada.
Senators are appointed by the Prime Minister, and the parliamentary Leader of the Opposition.
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 BlogsCanada: E-Group
Senator Claude Nolin, of the 2002 senate report of marijuana fame, testified for the defense in that case.
Today the Toronto Star printed an article on the Green Party and their leader Frank de Jong, which will probably be the only one that the Green's will get during this entire election.
Heck, even their federal leader Elizabeth May has pointed out that her party is not a left-wing splinter group.
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 Canada Government Information
Canada is a constitutional monarchy with a federal system, a parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions.
Canada's parliament consists of an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate.
Vacancies in the 105-member Senate, whose members serve until the age of 75, are filled by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister.
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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.
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.
As in the United Kingdom, the Crown is formally an integral part of Parliament, but the role of the monarch - since 1952, Queen Elizabeth II - and of her representative in Canada, the Governor General, is primarily ceremonial.
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 History: Roman History - ancient history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The concern in canada is that given a majority government, the people really vote one day and enjoy living in a dictatorship for up to 5 years.
The "memory" of the Senate is an extremely important feature of our system of governance; no matter what the whim of the people may be, during moments of rash judgement, the Senate remains a slowly evolving body, which must developing over time on the basis of long-term political opinion.
Canada is ruled by a MINORITY of the population.
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 Canada Parties
Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister with Special Responsibility for Literacy 1993-97.
She was leader of NDP in Nova Scotia 1980-93 (b.
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.
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 www.cyclingnews.com news and analysis
Senator Faulkner is alleging that the doping affair is not limited to Mark French, but there are up to five other track cyclists involved.
In comments made to the Senate, Senator Faulkner, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, said that, "I am informed that, sometime in the first half of 2003, French was introduced to substance injection, initially of vitamins only, by another and more senior member of the AIS squad.
Senator Faulker said that the ASC has been "less than transparent" throughout the investigation, and accused it of being hush-hush about the findings.
www.cyclingnews.com /news.php?id=news/2004/jun04/jun18news2   (2010 words)

  
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ARM Canada believes that Jesus Christ is Saviour and Lord and the only way to the Father; it accepts the authority of Holy Scripture and affirms that the Holy Spirit empowers authentic worship, evangelism, ministry and service.
Senate sources told LifeSiteNews.com that the legislation was being heavily promoted by the Office of Prime Minister Paul Martin and also has support from the Conservative Opposition Leader in the Senate, John Lynch-Staunton.
Moreover, LifeSiteNews.com sources note the Conservative Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Noel Kinsella, is a strong backer of the legislation and was responsible for the fast-tracked navigation of the bill through the Senate.
www.dioath.ca /news03282004.htm   (3227 words)

  
 06/05/02 - Immigration Cut-Off By Decade’s End!
Canada has traditionally been ruled by three parties, center, lefty, and even lefter, so the conservative third-party Brimelow predicted actually materialized as a fourth party.
Canada has a parliamentary system, which means, because the Alliance is the second-largest party, that Harper has the official title of Leader of the Opposition and has an excellent chance of becoming Prime Minister.
Canada’s former Conservative Party was more or less ruined by Brian Mulroney, who may be thought of as the Dubya of the North.
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 Senate of Canada Committee on Human Rights - Examine and Report on Canada's implemnentation of the UN Convention on the ...
Senate of Canada Committee on Human Rights - Examine and Report on Canada's implemnentation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - 2004/2005
The government of Canada and the provincial governments have done next to nothing to support the rights of children of divorce to an ongoing relationship with both parents after divorce.
The current criminal laws as provided for in the Criminal Code of Canada regarding criminal contempt of a court order or abduction by a parent are virtually never enforced by police anywhere in Canada.
www.canadiancrc.com /Senate_hearings_child_rights_38th/Senate_hr_child_rights_38th.htm   (1164 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | Canadian MPs back gay marriages
It is expected to win Senate approval and become law by July, making Canada the third country after the Netherlands and Belgium to allow gay marriages.
Canada's opposition Conservative Party and religious groups have been lobbying against the bill.
The Conservative leader, Stephen Harper, said earlier he would be defending the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
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 CBC News: New Conservative Party of Canada is official   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tory leader Peter MacKay and Alliance leader Stephen Harper said the new party was registered with the chief electoral officer on Sunday.
Progressive Conservative Senator John Lynch-Staunton, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate since 1993, will be interim leader until a new Conservative Party leader is elected in March.
Harper said a leader for the new party in the House of Commons has yet to be determined.
www.cbc.ca /story/news/national/2003/12/08/conervative031208.html?email   (873 words)

  
 Morning In Canada?
The House condemns the government for its arrogance in refusing to compromise with the opposition parties over the timing of the next general election and for its "culture of entitlement," corruption, scandal and gross abuse of public funds for political purposes and, consequently, the government no longer has the confidence of the House.
Canada's three opposition parties have now set in motion an unpopular holiday election campaign to determine if voters share their scorn for the administration.
The passage of the no-confidence motion was no surprise--the three opposition parties had made it clear prior to tabling the motion that they would support the dissolution of the Commons and the call for new elections.
www.weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/006/425apgbh.asp   (610 words)

  
 Québec Tory Senator and Interim CPC Leader calls Scott Brison a redcoat traitor -- Parti Conservateur Bleu The ...
John Lynch-Staunton was initially taken aback when it was suggested be become the first nominal leader of the new Conservative Party of Canada, formed through a merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives.
But there was no objection from the Alliance side, and Lynch-Staunton, the official opposition leader in the Senate, ultimately took it as a compliment and a good sign for the merger.
He is the former CEO of De Kuyper Canada Inc. and served as president of the Montreal Board of Trade.
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 Senator Daniel Hays - Leader of the Opposition in the Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Senator Daniel Hays - Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
On February 1, 2006, I became Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, a position I undertake with pride, enthusiasm and a sense of duty and purpose.
The Opposition plays a key role in our political and legislative process, directing questions and criticism at the government and providing alternatives to its policies and initiatives, with a view to building a better, more just and prosperous country for us all.
www.sen.parl.gc.ca /dhays/en/index.htm   (325 words)

  
 Primary Document
The Senate of Canada on March 28th adopted a Motion urging the Nuclear
Senator Noel Kinsella, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, said
No'l A. Kinsella (Deputy Leader of the Opposition): Honourable
www.gsinstitute.org /pnnd/docs/canadian_senate_motion_on_nws_commitment.html   (3844 words)

  
 Canada Senate Approves Gay Marriage Bill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Canada's Senate late Tuesday voted to adopt landmark legislation to legalize gay marriage nationwide despite fierce opposition from Conservatives and religious leaders.
The 47-21 Senate vote came after years of court battles and debate that divided families, religious groups and even political allies.
Though hundreds of foreigners have come to Canada to seek civil ceremonies since gay marriages were first allowed in Ontario and British Columbia in 2003, not all countries or states recognize the unions.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/19/international/i221221D26.DTL   (334 words)

  
 VDARE.com: 05/29/04 - Canadian Conservative Leader No Immigration “Extremist.” Too Bad. by Kevin Michael Grace
One of his predecessors, Preston Manning, once called for Canada’s annual intake to be lowered to 150,000 annually.
And he has declared that continuation of Canada’s ridiculous coast-by-coast federal bilingualism policy will be a “national priority.” To prove it, he fired as Official Languages critic MP Scott Reid, author of the 1993 book Lament For a Notion which demolished the intellectual case for bilingualism.
His opposition to Canada’s increasingly totalitarian “hate laws,” and to the radical gay agenda that sweeps all before it here, has been pro forma at best.
www.vdare.com /misc/grace_conservative_leader.htm   (1252 words)

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