Where is the information compiled from?
It’s curated content from reputable media sources (both online and in print), campaign, literature, the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Elections Canada, the House of Commons and Senate, and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Where do the photos come from?
Photos of MPs and candidates are provided by the political parties (or in the case of independent legislators and election candidates, from the individuals themselves). Photos of senators are provided by the Senate of Canada, and photos of Ontario MPPs come from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
How current is it?
GovGUIDE is updated regularly for changes – cabinet ministers, news, biographical information, party leaders, committee memberships, and critic roles.
How can I find a Parliamentarian?
- You can search by name or any other term in the records
- You can filter by party, province, gender, committee name, critics, cabinet members, and committee chairs, among others.
- Colour coding around the photo shows political affiliation
- Banners on photos identify cabinet members, party leaders, committee chairs, caucus chairs, whips and other prominent roles.
Do you have committee information?
- Committee membership information can be found in all profiles
- Filter by committee to see full listing
- Filter by committee chair to see all chairs at a glance
- The database also includes committee membership information from the 41st Parliament
What type of information will I find in the profiles?
- Current party and legislative roles (critic portfolios, cabinet, committee memberships)
- Lobby tracking (GovGUIDE+)
- Previous party and parliamentary roles
- Each entry includes contact information and all the main social media channels.
- Electoral history
- Personal information
- Education and career background
- Personal interests, volunteer work, hobbies, etc
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