A Day in the Life of a Member of Parliament Video

A Day in the Life of a Member of Parliament Video



Every federal election, millions of Canadians head to the polls to elect or “hire” our Members of Parliament –but what do we hire them to do? What are the day-to-day responsibilities and real-life challenges of the job? Follow Priya, a recently elected MP, as she goes about her day in Ottawa, and find out how she balances her roles as legislator, representative, and service provider.

To turn on English or French subtitles, click the Subtitles/Closed Captions button in the video player.

This video is intended as an educational tool. For discussion questions, fun activities, and a glossary of key terms, download the Educator's Guide. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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This video was made possible with financial support from The Chawkers FoundationThe Churchill Society, and individual donors.

Note: This video is the property and copyright of Samara Canada and intended for educational purposes. To obtain an institutional, commercial, or distribution license, please contact us.

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