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How Exactly Does the Canadian Electoral Government Work?

How Exactly Does the Canadian Electoral Government Work?

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If you’re living in Canada and wondering how exactly the government works, here’s a step by step guide to everything you need to know so you’re politically informed this Election Cycle.

The Canadian Government operates by electing members for the House of Commons which is a component of the Parliament along with the Sovereign and the Senate. The House of Commons has a total of 338 seats and to hold the majority in the senate, the leading party has to hold a minimum of 170 seats.

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In the previous election cycle, the Liberal party leader, Justin Trudeau became the elected Prime Minister when his party secured 184 seats and became the majority leader.

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Giving Trudeau a run for his money this election cycle are political opponents Jagmeet Singh, from the New Democratic Party and Andrew Scheer from the Conservative party. Scheer’s party already holds 99 seats in the House of Commons making him opposition leader while Singh is close behind him with a total of 44 seats.

Both look like promising contenders and as the election closes in, it’ll be observed whether Trudeau’s Liberal party holds the majority in the HOC to maintain his position as Canada’s PM.

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