Marginal note:Replacement of leader
49.6 In the case of the death, incapacity or resignation of the leader of a party, an interim leader shall be elected as soon as possible and in accordance with subsection 49.5(4).
- 2015, c. 37, s. 4.
Marginal note:Bar against judicial review
49.7 Any determination of a matter relating to the internal operations of a party by the caucus, a committee of the caucus or the caucus chair is final and not subject to judicial review.
- 2015, c. 37, s. 4.
49.8 (1) At its first meeting following a general election, the caucus of every party that has a recognized membership of 12 or more persons in the House of Commons shall conduct a separate vote among the caucus members in respect of each of the following questions:
(a) whether sections 49.2 and 49.3 are to apply in respect of the caucus;
(b) whether section 49.4 is to apply in respect of the caucus;
(c) whether subsections 49.5(1) to (3) are to apply in respect of the caucus; and
(d) whether subsection 49.5(4) and section 49.6 are to apply in respect of the caucus.
Marginal note:Senior caucus member
(2) Each vote, and any debate relating to the vote that may precede it, are to be presided over by the caucus member with the longest period of unbroken service in the House of Commons as determined by reference to the Canada Gazette.
Marginal note:Recorded vote
(3) The vote of each caucus member, in each vote, is to be recorded.
Marginal note:Majority required
(4) The provisions referred to in each of paragraphs (1)(a) to (d) apply only if a majority of all caucus members vote in favour of their applicability.
Marginal note:Notice to Speaker
(5) As soon as feasible after the conduct of the votes, the chair of the caucus shall inform the Speaker of the House of Commons of the outcome of each vote.
Marginal note:Effect of votes
(6) The outcome of each vote is binding on the caucus until the next dissolution of Parliament.
- 2015, c. 37, s. 4.
Division DBoard of Internal Economy
Establishment and Organization
Marginal note:Board established
50. (1) There shall be a Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons, in this section and sections 51 to 53 referred to as “the Board”, over which the Speaker of the House of Commons shall preside.
Marginal note:Composition of Board
(2) The Board shall consist of the Speaker, two members of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada appointed from time to time by the Governor in Council, the Leader of the Opposition or the nominee of the Leader of the Opposition and other members of the House of Commons who may be appointed from time to time as follows:
(a) if there is only one party in opposition to the government that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons, the caucus of that party may appoint two members of the Board and the caucus of the government party may appoint one member of the Board; and
(b) if there are two or more parties in opposition to the government each of which has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons,
(i) the caucus of each of those parties in opposition may appoint one member of the Board, and
(ii) the caucus of the government party may appoint that number of members of the Board that is one less than the total number of members of the Board who may be appointed under subparagraph (i).
(3) [Repealed, 1997, c. 32, s. 1]
Marginal note:Speaker to inform of appointments
(4) The Speaker shall inform the House of Commons of any appointment made to the Board, on any of the first fifteen days on which the House is sitting after the appointment is made.
Marginal note:Oath or affirmation
(5) Every member of the Board shall, as soon as practicable after becoming a member of the Board, take before the Clerk of the House of Commons an oath or affirmation of fidelity and secrecy in the form set out in Form 3 of the schedule.
(6) For greater certainty, the oath or affirmation referred to in subsection (5) only relates to matters of security, employment and staff relations, tenders and investigations in relation to a member of the House of Commons and nothing in subsection (5) shall be construed as preventing the communication of any information relating to other matters to a party caucus.
- R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 50;
- R.S., 1985, c. 42 (1st Supp.), s. 2;
- 1991, c. 20, s. 2;
- 1997, c. 32, s. 1.
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