All of the above there are many competing functions

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- All of the above; there are many competing functions of Parliament and what is considered the primary function is contested According to s.17 of the Constitution Act, 1867, Parliament consists of... - the House of Commons, the Senate, and the Queen. What best describes the number of members of the House of Commons? - It can be adjusted by Federal legislation after the completion of the census (conducted every 10 years); it currently consists of 338 Members of Parliament. One of the Constitutional rules governing the distribution of seats in the House of Commons is that... - No province can have more Senators than it has Members of the House of Commons. In 1986, an important change was made with respect to the Speaker of the House of Commons. It was... - that the Speaker would be elected by a secret ballot by the Members of the House of Commons.
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The legislative process in the Parliament of Canada can best be described as follows: - Bills have to pass three readings in each Chamber of Parliament (the House and the Senate) and then the Bill will be granted Royal Assent and become law. If Bill S-7 did not receive Royal Assent, you know that... - the Bill was first introduced in the Senate. In the Canadian system, which of the following is NOT likely to be seen as a confidence vote? - a vote on a Private Members' Bill The Senate of Canada is often accused of "doing nothing." A notable counter-example was when... - they forced Prime Minister Mulroney to have an election on the Free Trade Agreement with the US before it was ratified, instead of after (as the PM preferred). Which of the following parties in Canada has always been a brokerage party? - Liberal party Which of the following is NOT a function of political parties, according to John Miesel? - Implementing public policy The Reform Act of 2014 demonstrates that... - Private Members' Bills can become law. - Backbench MPs can have influence. - Parties can be regulated by laws. What best describes the impact of the Reform Act on the new (post-2015 federal election) Parliament? - Negligible, since only one party adopted some of its measures What best describes Canada's level of party discipline? - It is high, even compared to other Westminster system. If you were an Member of Parliament and you defied your party leader by voting against the party's position, you could be expelled from Parliament. - false
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  • Spring '12
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  • Government, Westminster system, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, constitution act

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