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Encyclopedia > Party standings in the Canadian House of Commons

In the Party standings in the Canadian House of Commons, Members of Parliament are generally seated as a group with members of the caucus of their political party. The members of the governing party or parties are seated to the right of the Speaker in the House of Commons, while members of opposition parties are generally seated to the left of the Speaker. Where the governing party or parties have more than half the members of the House, members of the government caucus are seated on the "opposition side", and where the government has less than half of the seats, opposition members are seated on the "government side", as is the case with the current Parliament. This is a list of members of the Canadian House of Commons in the 39th Parliament of Canada. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... Current house speaker Peter Milliken In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons (French: Président de la Chambre des communes) is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois...

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Light Blue represents members of the ministry. White dots are party leaders.
The graphic has been updated in accordance with the 18 October 2007 official seating plan. Although Bill Blaikie has sat in the Speaker's chair in the current session of Parliament, he is assigned a seat with his caucus. Therefore, there appears a slight discrepancy with the previous statement that the Deputy Speaker sits apart from his caucus.
Official Seating Plan (pdf format) The Honourable Rev. ...

Parties BC  AB  SK  MB  ON  QC  NB  NS  PE  NL  YK  NT  NU  Total
Conservative Party * 18 28 13 8 40 11 3 2 3 126
Liberal Party * 8 1 3 51 12 6 6 4 4 1 1 95
Bloc Québécois * 49 49
New Democratic Party * 10 3 12 1 1 2 1 30
Independent * 1 2 1 4
Vacant * 1 2 4
Total 36 28 14 14 106 75 10 11 4 7 1 1 1 308

Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This article is about Yukon Territory in Canada. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... For the Canadian federal electoral district, see Nunavut (electoral district). ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... The Bloc Québécois (BQ) is a centre-left federal political party in Canada that defines itself as devoted to the promotion of sovereignty for Quebec. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ...

External links

  • Official seating plan (pdf)

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Canadian House of Commons - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (3943 words)
Moreover, the Government of Canada is responsible solely to the House of Commons; the Prime Minister stays in office only as long as he or she retains the support of the Lower House.
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 new Canadian Parliament consisted of the Queen (represented by the Governor General), the Senate and the House of Commons.
Canadian House of Commons - definition of Canadian House of Commons in Encyclopedia (1067 words)
The House of Commons (in French, la Chambre des communes) is the directly elected lower house of the Parliament of Canada which sits in the nation's capital of Ottawa, Ontario.
However, the actual formal selection of prime minister is not made by the House of Commons in a vote; rather they are appointed by the governor general, who selects the person deemed most likely to command the support of the House of Commons.
Although the House of Commons is not involved in the formal selection process of the prime minister or Cabinet, as in other parliamentary democracies, it does have the ability to vote no confidence or to reject Supply, and then the prime minister must resign.
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