Step 6: Parliament Resumes

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House of Commons

 

Once the votes are counted and the results announced, Canadians learn who their government will be. The candidate who receives the most votes in their riding becomes their member of Parliament (MP) and represents the riding in the House of Commons. The political party that has the most MPs usually forms the government. The leader of that party normally becomes the prime minister.

The prime minister and their party will serve as the Government of Canada until Parliament is dissolved and the election process starts again.

 

Canada's election process >