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House of Commons in Canada

Explore the Canadian House of Commons - how it works, members of parliament, committees and behind the scenes.
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Increasing Seats in the Canadian House of Commons
Thirty more seats will be added to the Canadian House of Commons in the next federal election.

House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer
Andrew Scheer is the youngest person to have held the position of Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada.

Speaker of the House of Commons
The role and major responsibilities of the Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada.

Canadian Members of Parliament
Current federal Members of Parliament in Canada.

Role of Canadian Members of Parliament
The main job functions of Canadian members of parliament.

Salaries of Canadian Members of Parliament
While all Canadian members of parliament make a base salary, many get additional compensation for extra duties, such as being a parliamentary secretary.

Parliamentary Secretaries
The main responsibilities of a parliamentary secretary in working with parliament, government departments and policy development.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner of Canada
The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner of Canada advises Canadian members of parliament and public office holders on how to prevent conflicts of interest between their public duties and their private interests.

House of Commons Page Program
Step-by-step instructions on how to be one of the 40 university students who serve as Canadian House of Commons pages each year.

Canadian Parliament Glossary
Definitions of Canadian government terms relating to Parliament in Canada.

House of Commons Webcasts
Watch Webcasts of events in the House of Commons live on your desktop.

House of Commons Calendar 2013
A formula is used to determine the days the House of Commons sits. The calendar is tentative, and changes may be made to the schedule. From the Parliamentary Internet.

Standing Orders of the House of Commons
The fine points in the rules of the Canadian House of Commons. From the Parliamentary Internet.

House of Commons Procedure and Practice
A key authority on parliamentary procedure used by Members of the Canadian House of Commons.

Current Party Standings
Useful chart showing current party standings in the House of Commons, by party and by province. Includes changes since the last election.

Federal Party Standings at Dissolution 2011
The standings of federal political parties in the Canadian House of Commons at dissolution for the 2011 Canadian federal election.

Federal Party Standings at Dissolution 2008
The standings of federal political parties in the Canadian House of Commons at dissolution for the 2008 Canadian federal election.

Federal Party Standings at Dissolution 2005
The standings of federal political parties in the Canadian House of Commons at dissolution for the 2006 Canadian federal election.

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