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Unformatted text preview: Stephanie Shum Social Studies 11 Completion Summer 2007 Assignment #2 The houses in parliament are the Queen, the Senate, and the House of Commons. The Queen is usually represented by the Governor General and has the responsibility to act upon advice from the Prime Minister, the Senate, and the House of Commons. The Senate is responsible for the passing and creation of bills. If a bill is not passed by the Senate, then it simply will never become a law. The bills that are initiated by the Senate are not permitted to involve the use of public money and/or imposing any taxes. They do, however, hold the power to reject any bills that they do not believe to be of any good to the country. Recently, the Senate has also been found looking into health care, national security and defence, aboriginal affairs, fisheries, and human rights. Their efforts have led to changes in government aboriginal affairs, fisheries, and human rights....
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