What Is a Caucus in Canada?

A caucus in Canada is typically a closed meeting.
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In most cultures, the term caucus is a general word used for describing task-oriented meetings or gatherings. These meetings are intended to focus on particular political causes or party issues. In Canada, the term caucus remains true to this general definition, though it is much more specific and pertains to very specific weekly meetings.

1 Wednesday Morning Meetings

Each Wednesday morning, members of the Canadian Parliament attend party meetings known as "caucus." These meetings are private and feature specific secret rules those attending must follow. Canadian senators as well as members of parliament attend caucus to discuss items of importance, both on the parliamentary agenda as well as various policy matters.

Sara Schmidt has contributed to various print and online publications, including "Valley Scene Magazine" and Daily Kos. She is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.