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The Chamber of the House of Commons
The Chamber of the House of Commons

There have been 41 assemblies in the history of the Parliament of Canada, the legislative body of the Government of Canada. The Parliament is composed of the House of Commons (lower house), the Senate (upper house), and the Sovereign, represented by the Governor General. A new parliament begins after an election of the House of Commons and can sit for up to five years. Canada uses a Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which the leader of the party with the most seats in the House of Commons becomes Prime Minister. The leader of the party with the second-most seats in the House becomes the Leader of the Official Opposition, and debate (formally called Oral Questions) between the parties is presided over by the Speaker of the House. The Canadian Parliament is located at Parliament Hill in the capital city, Ottawa. (Full list...)