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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The word "Commons" in House of Commons derives from the Anglo-Saxon word " " referring to geographic This is expected to RISE 30 seats to in the next election. . It does not derive from commoner. communities And, out of the MPsin the House of Commonstoday, only are female The Legislative branch is the in Canada. They propose, debate on and pass bills (proposed laws). Politically, though not technically, the House of Commons has more power in Parliament. Typically,if a bill is passed by it, it is passed by the Senate and the Governor General, too. To pass any bill , there must be a majority vote in its favour by both the Senate and House of Commons. LEGISLATIVE Ever wonder what goes on on Parliament Hill, Ottawa? Don't panic, this infograph has everything you need to know. BRANCH CANADA'S WHO? Monarch The Governor General is chosen by the queen. She or he then chooses senators with theadvice of the Prime Minister. Members of the House of Commons (MPs) are elected by popular vote in their electoral district. House of Commons law-making body The amount of seats per province are determined by its population . Represented by Governor General Senate Parliament More people More Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WHAT? 52 76 308 SOFOR EVERY .05 HOW A BILL IS PASSED HOW SEATS ARE DISTRIBUTED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS THE AVERAGE AGE FOR MPs IS First Reading:The bill is proposed Second Reading:The idea behind the billis debated in the House it originated from. Committee Stage: Bill is studied carefully,and hearings are held so those inside or outside govt. can voice an opinion Report Stage: Committee reports the billback to the House and all Parlia-mentarians can then debate on it, and suggest changes. Royal Assent: Bill is given to the Governor General for final approval. Third Stage: Parliamentarians debate the bill again and have another chance to vote on it. DID YOU KNOW? The Senate is sometimes called the Upper House.The House of Commons is known as the Lower House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House of COMMONS communes The Senate is also sometimes called the Red Chamber due to the red drapesthat adorn the room. 338 180 When the House of Commons was first formed in 1867, there were only seats. YES, WE HAD PARLIAMENTARY CATS In the past, cats were employed to control rodents. A Cat Sanctuary was set aside for them, but they were all adopted by volunteers in January, 2013.
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