the Law Laws
are adopted in the House of Commons by the representatives of
the various electoral districts in Canada (MPs). Elections to
the House of Commons are organized by Elections Canada, a nonpartisan
agency headed by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, and conducted
by a returning officer in each electoral district.
Why We Vote
We elect members of Parliament
(MPs) to the House of Commons to make decisions and enact laws on our behalf.
Usually, the political party that has the greatest number of candidates
elected as MPs forms the government, and its leader becomes Prime Minister.
To ensure that MPs remain accountable to electors, the maximum interval
between elections is five years. MPs are elected to represent a specific
electoral district. Electoral district boundaries are reviewed every 10 years
by independent commissions that
propose changes to reflect changes in population.
Date Created: October 23, 1999 | Last Updated: July 30, 2010