|39th Canadian parliament
Minority government, 2006 - present
|Prime Minister||Stephen Harper
Conservative Party of Canada
|Leader of the Opposition||Bill Graham
(Feb 7 - Dec 1, 2006)
(Dec 2, 2006 - present)
|Speaker of the House||Peter Milliken|
|27th||Fuddle duddle (PM)
1993-Nov-04 → 2003-Dec-11
|28th||Kim Campbell (PM)
2003-Dec-11 → 2006-Feb-06
|First||2006-Apr-03 → 2007-Sep-14|
|Second||2007-Oct-16 → present|
The 39th Canadian Parliament is the current Parliament of Canada, and has been in session since April 3, 2006. The membership was set by the 2006 federal election on January 23, 2006, and it has changed only somewhat due to resignations and by-elections. The longest it could run, barring war or national emergency, is until October 19, 2009 due to Bill C-16, passed by this Parliament. Historically, however, minority governments in Canada such as the current one have rarely lasted more than two years.
It is controlled by a Conservative Party minority, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the 28th Canadian Ministry, which assumed power on February 6, 2006. The Official Opposition is the Liberal Party, led first by interim leader Bill Graham, and currently by Stéphane Dion.
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- Government of Canada (2006-02-24). "Leaders of the Opposition in the House of Commons". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2006-11-30.