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

Act current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Notification of Committee
  •  (1) Any person, including the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, who has reasonable grounds to believe that an offence has been committed under section 41.1 shall, in writing, notify the Committee of the House of Commons designated to consider such matters.

  • Marginal note:Opinion of Committee

    (2) The Committee may issue its opinion with respect to the notification within 30 sitting days of the House of Commons after being notified.

  • 2006, c. 9, s. 99.
Marginal note:Order to be provided to Committee
  •  (1) The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner shall provide any order made under section 41.3 to a Committee of the House of Commons designated to consider whether a member has contravened an order of the Commissioner.

  • Marginal note:Issuance of opinion

    (2) The Committee may issue its opinion with respect to the order within 30 sitting days of the House of Commons after being provided with the order.

  • 2006, c. 9, s. 99.

Division CSpeaker, Parliamentary Secretaries, Clerk and Other Personnel

Deputy Speaker

Marginal note:Speaker leaving the chair

 Whenever the Speaker of the House of Commons, from illness or other cause, finds it necessary to leave the chair during any part of the sittings of the House on any day, the Speaker may call on the Chairman of Committees or, in the absence of that Chairman, on any member of the House to take the chair and act as Deputy Speaker during the remainder of that day unless the Speaker resumes the chair before the close of the sittings for that day.

  • R.S., c. S-13, s. 2.
Marginal note:Unavoidable absence
  •  (1) Whenever the House of Commons is informed of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker thereof by the Clerk at the table, the Chairman of Committees, if present, shall take the chair and perform the duties and exercise the authority of Speaker in relation to all the proceedings of the House, as Deputy Speaker, until the meeting of the House on the next sitting day and so on from day to day, on the like information given to the House, until the House otherwise orders.

  • Marginal note:Adjournment of more than 24 hours

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where the House of Commons adjourns for more than twenty-four hours, the Deputy Speaker shall continue to perform the duties and exercise the authority of Speaker for twenty-four hours only after that adjournment.

  • R.S., c. S-13, s. 3.
Marginal note:Validity of acts
  •  (1) If, at any time during a session of Parliament, the Speaker of the House of Commons is temporarily absent from the House and a Deputy Speaker thereupon performs the duties and exercises the authority of Speaker pursuant to section 42 or 43 or to the standing orders or other order or a resolution of the House, every act done and proceeding taken in or by the House, in the exercise of its powers and authority, has the same effect and validity as if the Speaker were in the chair.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Every act done and warrant, order or other document issued, signed or published by a Deputy Speaker referred to in subsection (1) that relates to any proceedings of the House of Commons or that, under any statute, would be done, issued, signed or published by the Speaker, if then able to act, has the same effect and validity as if it had been done, issued, signed or published by the Speaker.

  • R.S., c. S-13, ss. 4, 5.