An indispensable guide to government in Canada, Canadian Parliamentary Guide provides information on both federal and provincial governments, courts, and their elected and appointed members.
Published annually since before Confederation, the Canadian Parliamentary Guide is a valuable guide, which provides information on elected and appointed members in our federal and provincial governments. This edition of the Canadian Parliamentary Guide is our most current, with 2,800 biographical sketches. Whether you are a journalist, law student, archivist or simply an individual with an interest in Canadian politics, you’ll save time and find the essential information you need with this concise, yet complete research tool.
Introducing this Grey House Canada edition is a 4-colour photo gallery of the Maclean's Parliamentarians of the Year for 2017, and an analysis by Ensight Canada of how the Liberal government has performed since the 2015 election. Following that is a 26-page, 4-colour section on the History of Canada. It includes an essay, maps, a timeline, and images of royal and provincial flags.
Following this history, the Parliamentary Guide reflects the structure of Canadian government. It therefore begins with chapters on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s sovereign and head of state, the Royal Family and the Governor General, Her Majesty’s representative in Canada.
The next chapters cover the Federal Government and include the Privy Council, the Senate and the House of Commons, which together make up the Parliament. Next are listings of the Press Gallery, Library of Parliament, and a newly enhanced section on the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
The following 13 chapters cover Provincial and Territorial Legislatures. The main body of the book concludes with coverage of the Federal Superior Courts.
Back matter includes five Appendices: Table of Precedence; Table of Titles; Abbreviations; Canadian Representatives Abroad; and Alma Maters. Following the Appendices are a Directory of Registered Political Parties and a Directory of Legislators. An alphabetical Name Index is the final element of the Parliamentary Guide.
Each chapter begins with a brief description of each institution covered. It includes historical data on the institution, in both text and chart format, and lists of its current members. Member lists are followed by biographical sketches of each of the members.
Biographical Sketches are compiled used data from a variety of sources. All biographies in this edition are current, and include the following information:
- Personal: Date and place of birth of the individual, education and family information;
- Political Career: Public career of the individual, e.g., service in the House of Commons, Senate or provincial legislatures, as well as service at the municipal level, plus elected positions held in political parties, e.g. National President, Provincial Secretary;
- Private Career: Work history outside politics, including military service, association memberships, publications and volunteer work;
- Address: Legislative and Constituency Office address, as well as home address/email if available.
General Elections are divided into two sections:
- General Elections 1867-2011
- General Election 2015
Following the election information, the executive and members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery are listed, and descriptions of the Library of Parliament and Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer are given along with brief biographical sketches.
Provincial/Territorial chapters provide political information on the provinces and territories. Each chapter includes:
- Description of Legislative Assembly
- List of Cabinet Members
- List of Constituencies
- Lt. Governor Biography
- Members Biographies
- General Election and By-Election Results
Courts follow the provincial and territorial profiles: Supreme Court; Federal Court; Federal Court of Appeal; Court Martial Appeal Court; and Tax Court of Canada.
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