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

Act current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Administering of oaths and affirmations
  •  (1) Any oath or solemn affirmation and declaration under this Part may be administered by

    • (a) the Speaker of the Senate or the House of Commons;

    • (b) the chairman of any committee of the Senate or the House of Commons; or

    • (c) such person or persons as may be appointed for that purpose either by the Speaker of the Senate or by the Speaker of the House of Commons or by standing or other order of the Senate or the House.

  • Marginal note:Form

    (2) Every oath and solemn affirmation and declaration under this Part shall be in the Forms 1 and 2 in the schedule.

  • R.S., c. S-8, ss. 30, 32.

PART IISENATE

Conflict of Interest

 [Repealed, 2004, c. 7, s. 1]

 [Repealed, 2004, c. 7, s. 1]

Marginal note:Receiving prohibited compensation
  •  (1) No member of the Senate shall receive or agree to receive any compensation, directly or indirectly, for services rendered or to be rendered to any person, either by the member or another person,

    • (a) in relation to any bill, proceeding, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest or other matter before the Senate or the House of Commons or a committee of either House; or

    • (b) for the purpose of influencing or attempting to influence any member of either House.

  • Marginal note:Offence and punishment

    (2) Every member of the Senate who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of not less than one thousand dollars and not more than four thousand dollars.

  • Marginal note:Offering prohibited compensation

    (3) Every person who gives, offers or promises to any member of the Senate any compensation for services described in subsection (1), rendered or to be rendered, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year and to a fine of not less than five hundred dollars and not more than two thousand dollars.

  • R.S., c. S-8, s. 23.

Deputy Speaker

Marginal note:Speaker leaving the chair

 Whenever the Speaker of the Senate, from illness or other cause, finds it necessary to leave the chair during any part of the sittings of the Senate on any day, the Speaker may call on any senator to take the chair and preside as 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-14, s. 2.