Setting the Agenda
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How to Use This Resource
Both Senators and MPs have busy and varied schedules. In addition to their work in the Senate or House of Commons chambers, they must respond to requests from constituents, participate in parliamentary committees, make speeches and attend numerous public functions, contribute to caucus decisions, meet with the media and with interest groups and travel between the nation's capital and their home constituencies. Carrying out the numerous roles and responsibilities involves setting priorities and making choices daily.
- gain an understanding of the respective roles of Senators and MPs
- develop an awareness of the bicameral nature of Parliament
- exercise skills in collaborative decision-making; selecting, organizing and presenting information and defending positions taken