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House of Commons - How it Works

MPs gather in the chamber of the House of Commons, where they are called upon to present issues of interest to their riding or the country.

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Question Period

Question Period is a much-watched ritual, during which elected federal officials debate important matter.

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House of Commons - The Speaker

Because debates can sometimes get quite heated in the House of Commons, the Speaker of the House, acts as a referee. The Speaker of the House , while also being an elected MP, does his or her best to keep the peace, without showing favoritism towards one party or another.

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The Role of the Speaker

The Speaker is called the referee but can also be the administrator and the ambassador of the House of Commons. It is a role with multiple facets.