FAQs on Members of Parliament
Below are frequently asked questions about Members of Parliament.
- Who is my member of Parliament (MP)?
- Who are the party leaders in the House of Commons?
- Who is the minister for…?
- How and when do Members of Parliament (MPs) take office?
Questions and Answers
Who is my member of Parliament (MP)?
Who are the party leaders in the House of Commons?
Who is the minister for…?
The names of the current Cabinet ministers can be found on the parliamentary Web site.
How and when do Members of Parliament (MPs) take office?
Once the Chief Electoral Officer receives a writ of election from a returning officer, declaring the winning candidate for that electoral district, he or she indicates in a book kept for that purpose that the writ has been received; the Chief Electoral Officer also ensures that a notice is published in the Canada Gazette indicating the name of the candidate who was declared elected. The Chief Electoral Officer informs the Clerk of the House of Commons of the name of the elected candidate(s).
A candidate may be sworn in as a Member of Parliament (MP) as soon as the Chief Electoral Officer has received the writ and written the name of the candidate in the book kept for that notice.