The federal government is responsible for fostering the national transportation system’s efficiency, safety, security and sustainability in all modes. These fundamental objectives are pursued through marketplace framework policies, regulations, statutes and infrastructure investments. The federal government is also responsible for secure and efficient administration of Canada’s borders, for pursuing Canada’s interests in international commerce, and for positioning Canada to compete and prosper in the global economy.
The Senate of Canada was set up by the Fathers of Confederation to provide a balance and a check on the House of Commons.
* The Senate is the Chamber of sober second thought.
* The Senate has the important role of protecting regional, provincial, territorial and minority interests.
* Senators examine and amend legislation from the House of Commons.
* Senators investigate policy matters.
* Senators analyze the federal budget for efficiency.
How many Senators are there for each Province or Territory?
Province or Territory | Number of Senators | Population per Senator (2011 census) |
British Columbia | 6 | 733,334 |
Alberta | 6 | 607,542 |
Ontario | 24 | 535,492 |
Quebec | 24 | 329,291 |
Manitoba | 6 | 201,378 |
Saskatchewan | 6 | 172,230 |
Nova Scotia | 10 | 92,172 |
Newfoundland and Labrador | 6 | 85,756 |
New Brunswick | 10 | 75,117 |
Northwest Territories | 1 | 41,462 |
Prince Edward Island | 4 | 35,051 |
Yukon | 1 | 33,897 |
Nunavut | 1 | 31,906 |
Total/Average | 105 | 318,825 |
The executive branch operates, implements and enforces all the laws created by the legislative branch. It is composed of the Queen (represented by the Governor General), the Cabinet (a body of high-ranking members of government that includes the...