“Member of Parliament”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

This term can be used in two ways. It can refer to Members of both the Senate and of the House of Commons, reflecting the fact that the Parliament of Canada is a bicameral legislature. In common usage the term refers to a person elected to a seat in the House of Commons (an MP), who serves as a representative of one of the 338 ridings into which Canada is divided. In debate, Members are identified not by their own names but by the names of their ridings. > See parliamentarian.

Source: Glossary of Parliamentary Terms for Intermediate Students, Parliament of Canada