Official Opposition (Canada)

party with the 2nd most seats in the Parliament of Canada

In Canada, the Official Opposition is usually the largest parliamentary opposition party in the federal House of Commons or the provincial legislature that is not in government. The Official Opposition usually criticizes the official cabinet. It also orgainizes an the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, lead by the Leader of the Official Opposition. The members of the shadow cabinet tries to point out any problems in the plans of the official cabinet.