This competition is an excellent learning opportunity for students to become engaged with the legislative branch of the federal government. To be successful, students will have to research and critically assess a wide range of issues. They will be challenged to think about the historical background of their issue, who is affected by it, and how they want to implement a solution. They will also learn about how the federal government functions and where its jurisdiction lies, especially in relation to the provincial governments. Students who participate in this program will also have the chance to get local and national news coverage.
For further information about this project, you may wish to visit the House of Commons’ Compendium of Procedure to learn more about the legislative process and the details of Private Members’ Bills at the following link: https://www.ourcommons.ca/About/Compendium/TableOfContents-e.htm.
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