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Have you ever wondered…

  • what the difference is between the National Assembly, Parliament and the Government?
  • what role MNAs play?
  • what a legislature, a session, a work period and a sitting are?
  • what role parliamentary committees play?
  • what steps are involved in passing a bill?

The answers to these questions and many more can be found in this section under the headings given below. To learn more, contact the National Assembly.

The National Assembly

The National Assembly is composed of 125 elected representatives and is at the heart of democracy in Québec. The Assembly is distinct from Parliament and the Government within the State.

To learn more, go to the section on the National Assembly.

MNAs (Members of the National Assembly)

The citizens of each electoral division in Québec elect an MNA to represent them in the National Assembly.

To learn more, go to the section on the role of MNAs.

Foundations of Parliamentary Procedure in Québec

Parliamentary procedure determines the rules that govern the National Assembly, its Members and the Government’s interaction with the Assembly.

To learn more, go to the section on the foundations of parliamentary procedure.

Proceedings of the National Assembly

The proceedings of the National Assembly are based on British parliamentary tradition and take place according to a set calendar.

To learn more, go to the section on the proceedings of the National Assembly.

Parliamentary Committees

Parliamentary committees were created to help the National Assembly successfully carry out its mission. Each has its own areas of competence and duties.

To learn more, go to the section on parliamentary committees.

Bills

Studying and passing bills is the most important function of MNAs.

To learn more, go to the section on bills.

Tabling

Many documents are made public when they are tabled during a sitting of the National Assembly or a parliamentary committee.

To learn more, go to the section on tabling.

 

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