Types of Bills:
-Public
-Private

Bill names:
C-1 to C-200 (Bills from the House of Commons)
S-1 to S-200 (Bills from the Senate)

How does a bill become law?
-First House - House of Commons (Introducing the Law)
-First reading introduces the Bill
-If it passes first reading (may have to go through a committee), there is a second reading
-In the second reading the Bill is amended
-The third reading includes amendments and if passed it goes to the Senate
-The Senate decides if changes need to be made or if it is approved
-If the Senate makes changes the House of Commons cannot live with, the Bill dies
-Governor General represents Queen
-The Bill needs "Royal Assent" to be passed (This means the Queen needs to allow the Bill)
-Once this happens, the Bill goes into effect

(The Bill can begin in the Senate and then go to the House of Commons second)

Example Bill:
Bill C-40 - Establish National Seniors Day
-October 1st - National Day of Older Persons
-Celebrating the contribution/wisdom of seniors in our society



House of Commons
The House of Commons consists of Members of Parliament elected by the public citizens.
Prime Minister: Leader of the Government
Opposition Leader: Leader of Second Largest Party
Speaker: Head of the House of Commons
Governor General: Representative of the Queen

Senate
Consists of senators: elected by the Prime Minister

Side Note: Current Governor General - David Llyod Johnston (Oct 1, 2010)