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

Act current to 2016-11-21 and last amended on 2015-10-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Parliamentary Secretaries — fiscal year 2004-2005
  •  (1) Despite section 61, for the fiscal year commencing on April 1, 2004 a Parliamentary Secretary shall be paid an annual salary of $14,300.

  • Marginal note:Subsequent fiscal years

    (2) Despite section 61, the annual salary that shall be paid for each fiscal year subsequent to March 31, 2005 to a Parliamentary Secretary is the annual salary for the previous fiscal year plus the amount obtained by multiplying that annual salary by the index described in section 67.1 for the previous calendar year.

  • 2005, c. 16, s. 6.
Marginal note:Other members of Parliament — fiscal year 2004-2005
  •  (1) Despite section 62, for the fiscal year commencing on April 1, 2004 there shall be paid to the following members of the Senate or the House of Commons the following additional annual allowances:

    • (a) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Leader of the Government in the Senate, unless the member is in receipt of a salary under the Salaries Act, $67,800;

    • (b) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, $32,400;

    • (c) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, $32,400;

    • (d) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, $20,600;

    • (e) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Government Whip in the Senate, $10,100;

    • (f) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Opposition Whip in the Senate, $6,100;

    • (f.1) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Deputy Government Whip in the Senate, $5,200;

    • (f.2) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate, $3,100;

    • (f.3) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Chair of the Caucus of the Government in the Senate, $6,100;

    • (f.4) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Chair of the Caucus of the Opposition in the Senate, $5,200;

    • (g) the member occupying the position of Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, $67,800;

    • (h) each member of the House of Commons, other than the Prime Minister or the member occupying the position of Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, who is the leader of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House, $48,300;

    • (i) each of the members occupying the positions of Chief Government Whip and Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Commons, $25,600;

    • (j) each of the members occupying the positions of Deputy Government Whip and Deputy Opposition Whip and the position of Whip of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons, $10,100;

    • (j.1) the member occupying the position of Deputy Whip of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons, $5,200;

    • (k) the member occupying the position of Opposition House Leader in the House of Commons, $35,300;

    • (k.1) the member occupying the position of Deputy House Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, unless the member is in receipt of a salary under the Salaries Act or section 62.2 of this Act, $14,300;

    • (k.2) the member occupying the position of Deputy House Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, $14,300;

    • (l) the member occupying the position of House Leader of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons, $14,300;

    • (m) the member occupying the position of Deputy House Leader of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons, $5,200;

    • (n) each of the members occupying the positions of Chair of the Caucus of the Government and Chair of the Caucus of the Opposition in the House of Commons, $10,100; and

    • (o) the member occupying the position of Chair of the Caucus of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons, $5,200.

  • Marginal note:Subsequent fiscal years

    (2) Despite section 62, the additional annual allowance that shall be paid for each fiscal year subsequent to March 31, 2005 to a member of the Senate or the House of Commons referred to in subsection (1) is the additional annual allowance for the previous fiscal year plus the amount obtained by multiplying that additional annual allowance by the index described in section 67.1 for the previous calendar year.

  • 2005, c. 16, s. 6.

Expenses

Marginal note:Moving, transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses
  •  (1) For each session of Parliament, there shall be allowed to every member of each House of Parliament such actual moving, transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses as that House may, by order, prescribe.

  • Marginal note:Motor vehicle allowances

    (2) In addition to the expenses payable pursuant to subsection (1), there shall be paid annually

    • (a) to each minister of the Crown, a motor vehicle allowance of two thousand dollars;

    • (b) to the member holding the recognized position of Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, a motor vehicle allowance of two thousand dollars; and

    • (c) to each of the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons, a motor vehicle allowance of one thousand dollars.

  • (3) and (4) [Repealed, 2001, c. 20, s. 5]

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 63;
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
  • 2000, c. 9, s. 565;
  • 2001, c. 20, s. 5.

 [Repealed, 2001, c. 20, s. 6]

Marginal note:Statement of attendance
  •  (1) For each session of Parliament, at the end of each month and at the end of the session, every member of each House of Parliament shall furnish the Clerk of that House with a statement, signed by the member, of the number of days attendance during the month or session, as the case may be, and, in the case of the inclusion of days on which the member has failed to attend by reason of illness, setting out that fact and that the absence was due to that illness and was unavoidable.

  • Marginal note:Statement of travel and other expenses

    (2) Every member of each House of Parliament applying for an allowance for travel expenses shall furnish the Clerk of that House with a statement, signed by the member, of the actual moving or transportation expenses as provided for in subsection 63(1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 65;
  • 2001, c. 20, s. 7.
Marginal note:Regulations respecting Parliamentary Secretary’s expenses

 The Governor in Council may make regulations providing for the payment to a Parliamentary Secretary of reasonable travel and other expenses

  • (a) incurred by, and in the discharge of the duties of, the Parliamentary Secretary during a session of Parliament while away from Ottawa; or

  • (b) incurred by the Parliamentary Secretary in the discharge of the duties, while away from the ordinary place of residence, of the Parliamentary Secretary during a period when Parliament is not in session.

  • R.S., c. P-1, s. 5.

 [Repealed, 2001, c. 20, s. 8]

Adjustment of Salaries and Allowances

Marginal note:Rounding of amounts

 The salaries and allowances payable to members of the Senate and the House of Commons under sections 55.1 and 62.1 to 62.3 of this Act and section 4.1 of the Salaries Act shall be rounded down to the nearest hundred dollars.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 67;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 38 (2nd Supp.), s. 2;
  • 1991, c. 30, s. 24;
  • 2001, c. 20, s. 9;
  • 2003, c. 16, s. 11;
  • 2005, c. 16, s. 7.
Marginal note:Index

 The index referred to in paragraph 55.1(2)(b) and subsections 62.1(2), 62.2(2) and 62.3(2) for a calendar year is the index of the average percentage increase in base-rate wages for the calendar year, resulting from major settlements negotiated with bargaining units of 500 or more employees in the private sector in Canada, as published by the Department of Employment and Social Development within three months after the end of that calendar year.

  • 2005, c. 16, ss. 7, 21;
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 237.

 [Repealed, 2001, c. 20, s. 9]

 
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