With Christmas quickly approaching, it's understandable that people will want to take some time off for the holidays. While most people might be able to swing a few days or even a week, Canadian Members of Parliament are getting a pretty sweet deal. After the House of Commons in Canada concludes its sitting on December 13, it will be adjourned for a total of 44 days.\nThat's more than enough time to rest and enjoy the holidays, as well as time with the family, but MPs may also be using that time to listen to constituents in their ridings to know what issues need to be brought to the floor in the new year.\nIf provincial politics is anything to go off, it might be difficult for the average Canadian citizen to look at their government taking 44 days off of work as something that could actually be productive.\nIn Ontario, the provincial government was criticized for extending its own summer break to October 28, far later than the original return date of September 6.\nParliament will be convened on December 5, where a new speaker of the house will be chosen by a secret ballot. MPs will sit each weekday from then until December 13.\n#DYK? The @HoCSpeaker is elected by secret ballot under a single preferential system. Learn more: https://t.co/2Vo9ufisHi pic.twitter.com/1fegK4r4LT— House of Commons (@OurCommons) December 3, 2019\nPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will also give his Throne Speech when Parliament is convened, and MPs will have the opportunity to debate it over the next six days.\nOpposition leader Andrew Scheer had called for Trudeau to convene Parliament even earlier, on November 25.\nView this post on Instagram Wheels up for London! Stay tuned here for updates from the @nato Leaders meeting, focused on how we’ll address global challenges together and advance peace and security around the world. 🇨🇦 Décollage pour Londres! Restez à l’écoute pour recevoir des mises à jour sur la réunion des dirigeants de l’OTAN, axée sur la façon dont nous allons relever les défis mondiaux ensemble et promouvoir la paix et la sécurité dans le monde. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Dec 2, 2019 at 8:48am PST\nTrudeau spent most of the month meeting with other party leaders, as well as the premiers from each province.\nWhile Parliament will be taking a nice long break over the holidays, the Senate may stay seated longer. They are expected to be seated until December 20.\nApparently, the secret to having a lot of time off over Christmas (and New Year's) is simple: get elected.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.