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Parliament of Great Lakes
43rd Parliament
Type
Type
Houses Senate
House of Commons
History
Founded January 12, 1886
Preceded by Parliament of the United Kingdom
Leadership
President
Joey Boucher, LBR
Since February 4, 2012
Prime Minister
Lisa Raitt, COU
Since April 12, 2018
Leader of Opposition
Mario Silva, LBR
Since April 12, 2018
Speaker of the Senate
Steven Adams, LBR
Since May 1, 2014
Structure
Seats

777 voting members

  • 200 senators
  • 577 deputies
Senate of United Great Lakes2018
Political groups
  LBR: 105 seats
  COU: 89 seats
  RFD: 5 seats
  GRL: 1 seats
House of Commons of United Great Lakes2018
Political groups
  COU: 309 seats
  LBR: 253 seats
  RFD: 11 seats
  GRL: 4 seats
Elections
Last election
April 10, 2016
Last election
April 15, 2018
Meeting place
CongressHouseUGL
Parliament House
Toronto, Niagara
United Great Lakes
Website
www.parliament.ugl
The Parliament of Great Lakes is the legislature of United Great Lakes. It consists of the House of Deputies and the Senate. The House of Deputies has a total of 300 voting members and 70 senators in the Senate. According to the Constitution of Great Lakes, all the federal legislative power is at the Parliament. The Parliament may regulate trade between states, international trade and the composition of federal courts. It can also regulate taxes, maintain armed forces and declare war. The Parliament meets at the Parliament House in Toronto.

The Parliament is elected every four years. Both houses are elected by using proportional representation. However, the Deputies are elected by using party-list proportional representation, but the Senate is elected by using closed list. The number of deputies is proportional to the population of each state, so that each state is guaranteed at least to have one seat.