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Department
Political Science
Course
POL250Y5
Professor
Andrea Olive
Semester
Fall

Description
ENV 250 Lecture #2 Legislative branch - represent the people - be accountable to the people - debate public issues (in a public forum) - make laws House - 308 members - elected - representation by population - conservative majority (163) Senate - 105 members - appointed - representation by region - conservative majority (62) every day at 2pm, members of parliament have a “question period” for the government parliamentary democracy is about accountability government can (and does) fall senate reform? - elect senate - nine year terms the house makes laws and the senate improves and passes those laws (all environmental laws) the house controls spending - all spending on environment - budget bill can include riders that effect environment MPs and senators sit on Committees - environment and sustainability committee, for example how a lawsts made in Canada
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