Government of Canada, BC, VancouverPresentation Transcript
The Three Levels of Government in Canada
The House of Commons
The number of MPs from each province or territory is: Ontario – 106 Quebec – 75 New Brunswick – 10 Nova Scotia – 11 P.E.I. – 4 Manitoba - 14 British Columbia – 36 Alberta – 28 Saskatchewan – 14 Newfoundland – 7 Yukon – 1 Northwest Territories – 1 Nunuvut– 1 TOTAL = 308
Stephen Harper Prime Minister (since 2006) Leader of the Conservative Party (since 2004) 24 Sussex Drive Official residence of the Prime Minister
Michael Ignatieff Leader of the Opposition (since 2009) Leader of the Liberal Party (since 2009) Stornoway Official residence of the Leader of the Opposition
Jack Layton Leader of the New Democratic Party (since 2003) Gilles Duceppe Leader of the Bloc Quebecois (since 1997)
The Senate Members are appointed. They are not elected. They are chosen by the prime minister. A senator can stay on the job until age 75.
The number of senators from each province or territory is: Ontario – 24 Quebec – 24 New Brunswick – 10 Nova Scotia – 10 P.E.I. – 4 Manitoba - 6 British Columbia – 6 Alberta – 6 Saskatchewan – 6 Newfoundland – 6 Yukon – 1 Northwest Territories – 1 Nunuvut– 1 TOTAL = 105
Michaelle Jean Governor General (since 2005)
The Governor General opens the first day of parliament each year with a Throne Speech. The speech is written by the Prime Minister’s office and outlines the plan by the federal government for the coming year.
Rideau Hall Official residence of the Governor General
Elizabeth II Queen of Canada (since 1952)
British Columbia legislature building in Victoria
There are 85 MLAs representing the different areas of British Columbia. The city of Vancouver has 10 of these MLAs.
Gordon Campbell Premier (since 2001) Leader of the B.C. Liberal Party (since 1993)
Carole James Leader of the Opposition (since 2005) Leader of the B.C. New Democratic Party (since 2003) The next provincial election is scheduled for May 2013.
Steven Point Lieutenant Governor (since 2007)
Vancouver City Hall on the corner of Cambie Street and 12th Avenue
Vancouver’s city council is made of 10 councillors and one mayor. The next municipal election will be in November 2011.