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-Completely different in practice but the house cannot make a decision without the senate and crown.-All money bill has to go through the house of commons and has to be tabled by the government.Confidence ChamberRepresentative ChamberChamber of AccountabilityChamber for Debate-Government MPs that are not a part of the cabinet are called Back bench MPs as they are not sitting onthe front bench nor are they a part of the government/cabinet.oHow do they contribute to responsible government?oThey play an official role within the Westminster system to hold the government to account.They decide whether or not they’re going to support the cabinet and pass bills.oHow do they hold government to account?Intertwined with Party discipline9
*Party Discipline: expectation that party members will vote keeping with the party “toe theparty line”Parliamentary life cycleFunctions of parliament as a whole: representation, through MPS’s and senators. MP’s are there to representthe population, popular sovereignty. Senators represent the regions.Each general election opens a newParliament42 so far39,40,41st= Stephen HarperEachParliamenthas one or moresessionsEach session begins with the GGsummoningMPs and Senators:During each session, there are manysittingsFor a session to end, needProrogationorDissolutionProrogation: government general has accepted the prime ministers request to prorogue momentarilypush the button to reset it.Dissolution: means the PM has lost confidence of the house or called a general election by ourmandated timeParliamentary ScheduleSpeech from the Throne: Government’s assesses the state of the country and outlines the kinds oflegislation that it has planned for the sessionspeech is delivered by GG but its prepared by the PM’s office so it’s actually the government that laysout the agenda and the GG simply delivers it.Budget:Government statement that proposes tax increases or decreases as well as other revenue andborrowing measures, outlines the state of the economy and government finances in generalEstimates:The money the government says is needed by departments and agencies for the next fiscalyearHouse leaders – role10
Manage House business for partyGov. HL: timetable for gov. bills,Opp. HL: negotiate with the GHL re: schedule, plan and manageCan have agreements on the length of debates, timing of debates, order of business.Whips – RoleInform Members of House business, coordinate participation (speaking lists) and ensure attendance indebates and votesOffice assignments, committee assignments, seating plan, duty rosterCoordinate the timing of votesAll absences must be approved by the Whip.

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Term
Fall
Professor
TurgeonLuc
Tags
Government, Democracy, Westminster system, responsible government

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