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Citizenship

A citizen is a person who is allowed to become an official member of a country. This is like joining a club, a very big club! If you are born in Canada you are a Canadian citizen. If you are coming to live in Canada from another country, you have to pass a test to become a citizen.

Watching Alberta's political history unfold is an experience like no other. But it's more than that. It's an opportunity to see what our elected representatives are doing and thus help us decide if they're doing the kind of job we want them to do. Of course, you may not be able to visit the Chamber to see MLAs in action, but there are many other ways you can become an informed citizen:

You can watch Oral Question Period on television or listen to it on the radio.

You can get the news about Alberta's political life by reading newspapers, listening to the radio, or watching TV. Reporters gather the news every day from their special seats in the Chamber press gallery.

You can call the public information line at 427-2826 for printed information about the Legislature or to ask any questions you might have.

You can contact MLAs' offices or political party offices and ask them about their positions on various issues.

You can read Hansard, the word-for-word account of everything the Members say in the Chamber.

For more information regarding the rights and responsibilities of citizens click here.

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