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Parliament and Elections

Canada is a representative democracy, where citizens elect members of Parliament (MPs) to represent them in the House of Commons.

When and why do elections take place?

  • By constitutional rule: According to Canada‚Äôs Constitution, a federal election must be held at least once every five years. This gives Canadians the chance to consider whether the government should stay in power.
  • A question of confidence: The government must maintain the support of a majority of members in the House of Commons. If it loses an important vote known as a confidence vote, it loses that support, and an election may be called.

There are many steps involved in planning an election and beginning a new Parliament. Can you put them in the right order?

Drag and drop the pieces on the right to put the steps in the correct order.
You have 2 hints to help you!

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