The role and function of a member of the House of Commons
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Published by Library of Parliament in Ottawa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Canada. -- Parliament. -- House of Commons.,
  • Legislators -- Canada.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBrian Creamer.
SeriesBackgrounder (Canada. Library of Parliament. Research Branch) -- BP-56E
ContributionsCreamer, Brian.
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p. --
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20747203M
ISBN 100660124017
OCLC/WorldCa18744992

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