Information about the starting and dissolution date as well as duration of the term, number of writs and governing party.
Provides the former names of the federal departments and areas of responsibility. Helpful to track the names of departmental name changes.
What is the composition of Parliament?
Parliament has three elements.
What does Parliament do?
Parliament's primary responsibility is making Canadian law.
Other Parliamentary duties include debating issues such as the federal budget, taxation and public policy; working in home ridings; participating in committee/investigative work; and traveling around the world to represent Canadian interests abroad.
Why would I want to use Parliamentary publications in my research?
As noted above, the Parliament of Canada introduces Canadian law, debates issues of national importance, sets the federal budget and implements taxes. Parliamentary publications provide a public record for these activities - shining a spotlight on Canadian public policy as well as providing insight into social and political attitudes over time.
House of Commons Procedures and Practice / edited by Audrey O'Brien and Marc Bosc
Standing Orders of the House of Commons including the Conflict of Interest Code for Members. Parliament, House of Commons.
Rules of the Senate. Senate, House of Commons