The late Senator Eugene Forsey’s popular booklet on the Canadian system of governance has been revised and given a fresh new look, including some interactive web features. The 8th Edition, published by the Library of Parliament, is now available online and for download in PDF format.
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MPTV is an educational resource designed to introduce students to the House of Commons and the role of its elected members. This resource includes a video, classroom activities and supporting teacher materials. Grades 4 to 6 (primary cycles 2 and 3 in Quebec)
The Lobbyists Registration System allows users to search for active and terminated registrations listed in the Registry of Lobbyists. Searches can be performed using a full-text search function for specific keywords, or on the basis of lobbyist/registrant name, lobbyist/registrant firm or employer, registration type and status.
Samara is a charitable organization that studies citizen engagement with Canadian democracy. Through their projects they hope to strengthen the health of our democracy and encourage others to do the same. Samara was created out of a belief in the importance of public service and public leadership. They are named for a samara, which is the winged "helicopter" seed that falls from maple, elm and ash trees.The work of Samara focuses on three areas: political leadership; the participation of citizens in public life; and public affairs journalism.
From this page on the Parliament of Canada website you can access current and historical lists of the members of the House of Commons, the Senate, and the Cabinet.
Student Vote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working with educators to engage young Canadians in the democratic process. Student Vote election and non-election initiatives aim to begin a habit of democratic participation that will last a lifetime. Related keywords: Classroom materials (72)
The Electoral System of Canada explains how this administrative machinery works at the federal level. It begins with a look at Canada's parliamentary system and outlines the electoral process, including what happens behind the scenes at Elections Canada, and the role and activities of the agency. The book also outlines the main characteristics of by-elections and referendums, describes how electoral boundaries are re-drawn and summarizes the regulatory framework for political financing.
The Voter Information Service provides information on your electoral district and member of Parliament. Searches can be made using postal codes, candidate names, maps, provinces, keywords, or addresses.
Casting your ballot lets you speak your mind. It lets you be heard. This site shows you how. It’s loaded with information for anyone who wants to know how elections work. You can look up the answers to election basics or go deeper to find information on Canada’s electoral system.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.