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Making the Law
Laws are adopted in the House of Commons by the representatives of the various electoral districts in Canada (MPs). Elections to the House of Commons are organized by Elections Canada, a non–partisan agency headed by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, and conducted by a returning officer in each electoral district.

 
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Why We Vote
We elect members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons to make decisions and enact laws on our behalf. Usually, the political party that has the greatest number of candidates elected as MPs forms the government, and its leader becomes Prime Minister. To ensure that MPs remain accountable to electors, the maximum interval between elections is five years. MPs are elected to represent a specific electoral district. Electoral district boundaries are reviewed every 10 years by independent commissions that propose changes to reflect changes in population.

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