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 Welcome to the Parliament of Canada Web site
The 39th Parliament is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 3, 2006.
The average duration for a session in the Parliament of Canada is 208 days (6 months and 25 days).
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   (292 words)

  
  Parliament of Canada Act, 1875   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An Act to remove certain doubts with respect to the powers of the Parliament of Canada under section eighteen of the Constitution Act, 1867
And whereas doubts have arisen with regard to the power of defining by an Act of the Parliament of Canada, in pursuance of the said section.
The Act of the Parliament of Canada passed in the thirty-first year of the reign of Her present Majesty.
www.solon.org /Constitutions/Canada/English/pca_1875.html   (322 words)

  
  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   (920 words)

  
 British North America Act, 1867: Document
The Parts of the Province of Canada (as it exists at the passing of this Act) which formerly constituted respectively the Provinces of Upper Canada and Lower Canada shall be deemed to be severed, and shall form two separate Provinces.
Canada shall be liable for the Debts and Liabilities of each Province existing at the Union.
The Acts of the Parliament of Canada and of the Legislature of Quebec shall be printed and published in both those Languages.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /PrinterFriendly.cfm?Params=A1ARTA0010015   (1375 words)

  
 Parliament of Canada - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Parliament of Canada is Canada's democratic legislative branch, seated at Ottawa, Ontario.
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.
Parliament met for the first time in the new building on 8 June 1866.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /p/pa/parliament_of_canada.html   (600 words)

  
 Parliament of Canada
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.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/p/pa/parliament_of_canada.html   (554 words)

  
 Articles - Parliament of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Parliament of Canada (French: ´´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 (´´la Couronne´´), the Senate (´´le Sénat´´), and the House of Commons (´´la Chambre des communes´´).
The upper house, the Senate, rarely opposes the will of the other Chamber, and the duties of the Sovereign and Governor General are largely ceremonial, as in theory he or she could refuse to sign a bill, and could dismiss the cabinet and call an election unprompted.
www.pointgathering.com /articles/Parliament_of_Canada   (4086 words)

  
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The parts of the Province of Canada (as it exists at the passing of this Act) which formerly constituted respectively the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada shall be deemed to be severed, and shall form Two separate Provinces.
The Parliament of Canada may make laws in relation to old age pensions and supplementary benefits, including survivors, and disability benefits irrespective of age, but no such law shall affect the operation of any law present or future of a provincial legislature in relation to any such matter.
(1) Parliament or the legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act of Parliament or of the legislature, as the case may be, that the Act or a provision thereof shall operate notwithstanding a provision included in section 2 or section 7 to 15 of this Charter.
www.eff.org /Censorship/Academic_edu/CAF/civics/canada.constitution   (6390 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Surrey City Council   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is Canadas legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.
The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate.
The Senate (French: Sénat) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Surrey-City-Council   (804 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: British Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate.
The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons.
Enjoy skiing the legendary Rocky Mountains, hiking the majestic wilderness of the Kootenays, touring the world-class vineyards of the Okanagan and sailing among the temperate water surrounding Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/British-Columbia   (969 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: Canada’s Parliamentary Government
In Canada, this practice is commonly referred to as “responsible government,” in that the Prime Minister and Cabinet are responsible to the House of Commons, the nationally elected legislature.
Canada’s particular Parliamentary system is referred to as a “Westminster Model.” This model was first developed by the British and is named after the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament.
Any restrictions on the power of Parliament, it is suggested, represent a limit on democracy and the ability of citizens to influence the direction of their government and national public policy.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/parliament/parliamentary-government   (4178 words)

  
 The Urinals of the Parliament of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canadian Parliament building is located in the capital of Canada, Ottawa.
Canadians' representatives meet on Parliament Hill to make laws that shape the country's future and affect the lives of every citizen.
Parliament Hill is a place for national decision-making of course.
www.urinal.net /canada_parliament   (77 words)

  
 Final Report of the French Constitutional Drafting Committee, Parliament of Canada Act, 1875 - Enactment No. 7 (1/1)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parliament of Canada Act, 1875, 38-39 Vict., c.
An Act to remove certain doubts with respect to the powers of the Parliament of Canada under section eighteen of the British North America Act, 1867.
And whereas doubts have arisen with regard to the power of defining by an Act of the Parliament of Canada, in pursuance of the said section, the said privileges, powers, or immunities; and it is expedient to remove such doubts:
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/const/loireg/p1t7-1.html   (234 words)

  
 Statement in the Parliament of Canada concerning Talisman Energy in Sudan, February 16, 2001 :: sudanreeves.org :: ...
Statement in the Parliament of Canada, February 16, 2001, concerning the legislative imperative to respond to oil development in Sudan.
Speaker, oil development in the Sudan may not be a cause of one of the most deadly killing fields in the world, where two million have died and four million internally displaced, but it is certainly a catalyst, if not a condition, for its continuance and the obstacle to any peace.
Canada must use its good offices to press the Sudanese government to cease and desist from its scorched earth policy, to negotiate peace in good faith and to provide its people with food rather than target them with oil generated weapons.
www.sudanreeves.org /Sections-index-req-viewarticle-artid-316-page-1.html   (289 words)

  
 How Canada's Parliament Works
The Parliament of Canada's job is to pass bills to make laws.
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.
When Parliament is debating, he tells the individual MPs and the PM and the Party Leaders and the cabinet ministers and everyone else when it is their time to speak.
www.filibustercartoons.com /content/canguide/chap1/parliament/canguide_1_prlmnt_mp-pm.php   (1366 words)

  
 CUPE > The Canada We Want: CUPE’s response to the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 37th ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canada We Want: CUPE’s response to the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 37th Parliament of Canada
Nowhere is there any acknowledgement that Canada’s public health care system needs shoring up through a clear commitment to public, not-for-profit health care and an increased role for government in providing an expanded system of health services such as home care and pharmacare.
Canada’s commitment should be to address these issues in an international context to strengthen training opportunities so that a world wide shortage of health care workers is not perpetuated.
www.cupe.ca /www/EconomicIssues/4652   (1723 words)

  
 General Business Portal
Canada - Parliament of Canada - Composed of the Queen, represented by the Governor General, the appointed Senate, and the elected House of Commons.
Estonia - Riigikogu - The Parliament of the Republic of Estonia, elected by proportional representation with a 5% cutoff.
Norwegian Parliament - The Stortinget of 165 members, of which 157 are from constituencies and 8 are additional members.
www.brint.com /cgi-bin/links/links.pl?passurl=/Society/Government/Parliaments_and_Legislatures   (1103 words)

  
 Italy - About Canada - Parliament, Government & Law
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a federal state with a democratic system of government.
The Parliament of Canada, in Ottawa, consists of the House of Commons, whose 301 members are elected, and the Senate, whose 105 members are appointed.
Canada's Constitution is the supreme law of the country, and it establishes the framework for the system of law and justice...
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /canada-europa/italy/aboutcanada8-en.asp   (848 words)

  
 Elections Canada On-Line | About Elections Canada
In the next decade, many of the same conditions applied, except for the important difference that there was little turnover in the membership of the House during the next three elections and therefore fewer opportunities arose to elect additional women.
The new political finance provisions, which had been adopted by Parliament in 2003, included contribution limits for individuals, corporations and unions, and spending limits for nomination contestants, thereby reducing a key barrier for women, the ability to raise funds for an electoral campaign.
Of the 19 members of Parliament elected from the N.D.P., 5 are women, representing 26% of the party's membership in the House.
www.elections.ca /eca/eim/article_search/article.asp?id=125&lang=e&frmPageSize=   (2661 words)

  
 Modern History Sourcebook: Statute of Westminster, 1931
And whereas it is in accord with the established constitutional position that no law hereafter made by the Parliament of the United Kingdom shall extend to any of the said Dominions as part of the law of that Dominion otherwise than at the request and with the consent of that Dominion.
No Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the commencement of this Act shall extend or be deemed to extend, to a Dominion as part of the law of that Dominion, unless it is expressly declared in that Act that that Dominion has requested, and consented to, the enactment thereof.
(3) The powers conferred by this Act upon the Parliament of Canada or upon the legislatures of the Provinces shall be restricted to the enactment of laws in the relation to matters within the competence of the Parliament of Canada or of any of the legislatures of the Provinces respectively.
www.fordham.edu /HALSALL/mod/1936westminster.html   (909 words)

  
 Parliament Hill Tour - About Parliament Today
Canada’s Parliament, as conceived by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867, continues to be a vibrant example of democracy in action.
In keeping with the British traditions that guided its beginnings, the Parliament of Canada consists of the Queen, represented by the Governor General, the appointed Senate, and the elected House of Commons.
A Parliament is made up of one or more sessions which begin with a Speech from the Throne and end by prorogation or dissolution.
www.ottawakiosk.com /parliament/p_1.html   (865 words)

  
 Parliament of Canada
The Parliament of Canada site offers a wealth of information about virtually everything you need to know about the workings of Parliament.
The legislative process is explained in a fact sheet and also in the Compendium of House of Commons Procedure.
Debates are available from the 35th Parliament, 1st Session (Jan. 1994-Feb. 1996) to the present.
www.library.ubc.ca /govpubs/canparl.html   (832 words)

  
 Aligned Hansards of the 36th Parliament of Canada
The copyright on the hansards is held by the Canadian Parliament.
The publishing of the official publications of the House of Commons is governed by the law of parliamentary privilege, by which the House of Commons has the right to control the publication of its proceedings.
The corpus was then split into 5 sets of sentence pairs: training (80% of the sentence pairs), two sets of sentence pairs for testing (5% each), and two sets of sentence pairs for final evaluation (5% each).
www.isi.edu /natural-language/download/hansard   (555 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The membership was set by the 2000 federal election on November 27, 2000, and it changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections until it was dissolved prior to the 2004 election.
The following is a list of the members as of the dissolution of the 37th Parliament of Canada on May 23, 2004, and reflects additions to the House resulting from by-election and resignations following the 2000 election.
Previous members of the House of Commons in the 37th Parliament of Canada.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=37th_Canadian_Parliament   (290 words)

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