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

Act current to 2015-09-27 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Confidentiality

 The Parliamentary Budget Officer, and every person acting on behalf or under the direction of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, shall not disclose any financial or economic data that come to their knowledge under section 79.3, unless the disclosure is essential for the performance of his or her mandate and the financial or economic data to which the disclosure relates are not information described in subsection 13(1), section 14, any of paragraphs 18(a) to (d), section 18.1, any of paragraphs 20(1)(b) to (d) or section 20.1 of the Access to Information Act.

  • 2006, c. 9, ss. 116, 117.
Marginal note:Powers to contract
  •  (1) The Parliamentary Budget Officer may, in the performance of his or her mandate, enter into contracts, memoranda of understanding or other arrangements in the name of his or her position.

  • Marginal note:Technical assistance

    (2) The Parliamentary Budget Officer may engage on a temporary basis the services of persons having technical or specialized knowledge necessary for the performance of his or her mandate.

  • Marginal note:Authorization to assist

    (3) The Parliamentary Budget Officer may authorize a person employed in the Library of Parliament to assist him or her to exercise any of the powers under subsection (1) or (2), subject to the conditions that the Parliamentary Budget Officer sets.

  • Marginal note:Clarification

    (4) For greater certainty, section 74 and subsection 75(2) apply in respect of the exercise of the powers described in subsections (1) to (3).

  • 2006, c. 9, s. 116.

Parliamentary Protective Service


Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this section and in sections 79.52 to 79.59.

“parliamentary precinct”

« Cité parlementaire »

“parliamentary precinct” means the premises or any part of the premises, other than the constituency offices of members of Parliament, that are used by the following entities or individuals or their officers or staff, and that are designated in writing by the Speaker of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Commons:

  • (a) the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament or Parliamentary committees;

  • (b) members of the Senate or the House of Commons who are carrying out their parliamentary functions;

  • (c) the Senate Ethics Officer or the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner; or

  • (d) the Service.

“Parliament Hill”

« Colline parlementaire »

“Parliament Hill” means the grounds in the City of Ottawa bounded by Wellington Street, the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River and Kent Street.


« Service »

“Service” means the office to be called the Parliamentary Protective Service that is established by subsection 79.52(1).

  • 2015, c. 36, s. 98.