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

 [Repealed, 2006, c. 9, s. 27]

 [Repealed, 2006, c. 9, s. 27]

 [Repealed, 2006, c. 9, s. 27]

Library of Parliament

Marginal note:Books, etc., vested in Her Majesty

 All books, paintings, maps and other articles that are in the joint possession of the Senate and the House of Commons, including any additions to the collection of articles, are vested in Her Majesty, for the use of both Houses of Parliament, and shall be kept in a suitable portion of the Parliament buildings appropriated for that purpose.

  • R.S., c. L-7, s. 2.
Marginal note:Administration
  •  (1) The direction and control of the Library of Parliament and the officers, clerks and servants connected therewith is vested in the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons assisted, during each session, by a joint committee to be appointed by the two Houses.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (2) The Speakers of the two Houses of Parliament, assisted by the joint committee referred to in subsection (1), may, subject to the approval of the two Houses, make such orders and regulations for the government of the Library, and for the proper expenditure of moneys voted by Parliament for the purchase of books, maps or other articles to be deposited therein, as appear to them appropriate.

  • R.S., c. L-7, ss. 3, 4.
Marginal note:Parliamentary Librarian
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Parliamentary Librarian to hold office during pleasure.

  • Marginal note:Rank and duties

    (2) The Parliamentary Librarian has the rank of a deputy head of a department of the Government of Canada and, subject to section 74, has the control and management of the Library.

  • Marginal note:Associate Parliamentary Librarian

    (3) The Governor in Council may, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint an Associate Parliamentary Librarian to hold office during pleasure who, in addition to any duties defined in respect of the office under section 78, shall execute and perform the duties and functions of Parliamentary Librarian during the absence, illness or other incapacity of the Parliamentary Librarian or during a vacancy in the office of Parliamentary Librarian.

  • Marginal note:Other officers and employees

    (4) The officers, other than the Parliamentary Librarian, the Associate Parliamentary Librarian and the Parliamentary Budget Officer, and the clerks and servants who are authorized by law and required for the service of the Library may be appointed in the manner prescribed by law to hold office during pleasure.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 75;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 114.