Links on this page will take you to parliamentary sites that help constituents interact positively with their government.
In particular How Canadians Govern Themselves, by Senator Eugene Forsey, is a book that helps Canadians understand their government. In tandem with the Library of Parliament and the Canadian Heritage Ministry, an interactive website has been created to help citizens understand the government around them, and help them to participate in our democracy.
For a more detailed look at how the federal government works, I invite you to explore the Parliament of Canada website at www.parl.gc.ca
Informing Canadians About Parliament
- Follow That Bill!
- A Working Day in the House of Commons
- What Level of Government is Responsible for Actions in a Typical Day?
- Resources for Educators and Students
- How Parliament Works
- Supporting the Work of Parliament
- Bills This Session
- Today in the House
- Order Paper and Notice Paper
- House of Commons Calendar
Procedure and Reference Material
- Standing Orders
- House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Second Edition, 2009
- Compendium of House of Commons Procedure
- Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
- Daily Order of Business
- Time Limits on Debates and Lengths of Speeches
- Private Members’ Business – Practical Guide
- Petitions: A Practical Guide
- Committees Practical Guide
- Amending Bills at Committee and Report Stages
- Guide for Witnesses Appearing before Committees of the House of Commons
- Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees