Parliament of Canada Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-1)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-10-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Function of Committee inter alia

 Subject to subsection 19.1(4), the Committee may act on all financial and administrative matters respecting

  • (a) the Senate, its premises, its services and its staff; and

  • (b) the members of the Senate.

  • 1991, c. 20, s. 1.
Marginal note:Main Estimate to be prepared

 Prior to each fiscal year the Committee shall cause to be prepared an estimate of the sums that will be required to be provided by Parliament for the payment of the charges and expenses of the Senate and of the members thereof during the fiscal year.

  • 1991, c. 20, s. 1.


Marginal note:Regulations
  •  (1) The Committee may make regulations

    • (a) governing the use by senators of funds, goods, services and premises made available to them for the carrying out of their parliamentary functions;

    • (b) prescribing the terms and conditions of the management of, and accounting for, by senators, of funds referred to in paragraph (a); and

    • (c) respecting all such things as are necessary or incidental to the exercise of its powers and the carrying out of its functions.

  • Marginal note:Chairman to table regulations

    (2) The Chairman of the Committee shall table before the Senate the regulations made under this section on any of the first thirty days after the making thereof.

  • Marginal note:Chairman to make regulations available

    (3) When the Senate is not sitting, the Chairman of the Committee shall cause the regulations made under this section to be deposited with the Clerk of that House and such regulations shall thereupon be deemed to have been tabled before the Senate.

  • Marginal note:Coming into force

    (4) Subject to subsection (5), regulations made under this section come into force on such day as may be fixed by resolution of the Senate.

  • Marginal note:Earlier effect

    (5) Regulations made and tabled under this section during a period of prorogation or dissolution of Parliament have effect without a resolution of the Senate until the end of the thirtieth sitting day of the session of Parliament immediately following the prorogation or dissolution, unless they are earlier rescinded by the Senate.

  • Marginal note:Regulations not statutory instruments

    (6) Regulations made under this section shall be deemed not to be statutory instruments for the purposes of the Statutory Instruments Act.

  • 1991, c. 20, s. 1.


Marginal note:Exclusive authority
  •  (1) The Committee has the exclusive authority to determine whether any previous, current or proposed use by a senator of any funds, goods, services or premises made available to that senator for the carrying out of parliamentary functions is or was proper, given the discharge of the parliamentary functions of senators, including whether any such use is or was proper having regard to the intent and purpose of the regulations made under subsection 19.5(1).

  • Marginal note:Senator may apply

    (2) Any senator may apply to the Committee for an opinion with respect to any use by that senator of any funds, goods, services or premises referred to in subsection (1).

  • 1991, c. 20, s. 1.