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Lead statementLegislators participate in the activities of a federal, provincial, territorial or local government legislative body or executive council, band council or school board as elected or appointed members.
- cabinet minister
- city councillor
- First Nations band chief
- governor general
- Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)
- Member of Parliament (MP)
- Member of the National Assembly (MNA)
- Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP)
- prime minister
- school board trustee
Legislators perform some or all of the following duties:
- Enact, amend or repeal laws and regulations
- Participate in developing or amending government policies, programs or procedures
- Represent their government at local, national and international meetings and conferences
- Respond to matters of concern to constituents or the general public
- May serve as minister responsible for a government department or agency and direct senior government managers and officials in the implementation of government policy and the management of that department or agency.
- Election to a legislative body, or appointment to positions such as senator, lieutenant-governor or governor general, is required.