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:General opinions

 In addition to issuing opinions under section 52.6, the Board may issue general opinions regarding the proper use of funds, goods, services and premises within the intent and purpose of the by-laws made under subsection 52.5(1).

  • 1991, c. 20, s. 2.
Marginal note:Comments may be included
  •  (1) The Board may include in its opinions any comments that the Board considers relevant.

  • Marginal note:Publication of opinions

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the Board may publish, in whole or in part, its opinions for the guidance of members of the House of Commons.

  • Marginal note:Privacy and notification

    (3) Subject to subsection (4), the Board shall take the necessary measures to assure the privacy of any member of the House of Commons who applies for an opinion and shall notify the member of its opinion.

  • Marginal note:Making opinions available

    (4) For the purposes of subsection 52.7(1), the Board may, if it considers it appropriate to do so, make any of its opinions, including opinions issued under section 52.6, available to the peace officer.

  • 1991, c. 20, s. 2.
Marginal note:In case of dissolution

 On a dissolution of Parliament, every member of the Board and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker shall be deemed to remain in office as such, as if there had been no dissolution, until their replacement.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 53;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 42 (1st Supp.), s. 2;
  • 1991, c. 20, s. 2.

 [Repealed, 1991, c. 20, s. 2]

Marginal note:Expenditure

 All funds, other than those applied toward payment of the salaries and expenses of Parliamentary Secretaries, expended under Part IV in respect of the House of Commons shall be expended and accounted for in the same manner as funds for defraying the charges and expenses of the House and of the members thereof are to be expended and accounted for pursuant to this Division.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 54;
  • 1991, c. 20, s. 2.


Remuneration Reference Amount

Marginal note:Reference amount
  •  (1) Commencing on January 1, 2001, the remuneration reference amount is equal to the amount of the annual salary of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Retroactive adjustments to reference amount

    (2) Adjustments to the remuneration reference amount shall be made retroactively to take into account any retroactive changes in the annual salary of the Chief Justice.

  • 2001, c. 20, s. 1.