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The Federal Government and the Senate

The Upper Chamber of Parliament is known as the Senate. It and the House of Commons occupy separate chambers.

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Inside the Senate - Origins, Traditions and Protocol

Learn about the origin of the Upper Chamber, its role and its composition. Use the link below to watch a documentary and learn about the Monarch and the Governor General.

The Federal Government and Senators

The Senate can amend, delay, or refuse to pass any Parliamentary legislation, if the majority of senators feel it is the proper thing to do. However, they will generally recommend that a bill be amended or accepted.

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Inside the Senate - The Senate Chamber

By following the link below, you can learn about the Senate, the Senators and the Speaker of the Senate. You can also learn about the Monarchy’s function within Canadian democracy.