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

Financial Administration

Marginal note:Expenditure for service of Senate
  •  (1) Credits for all sums voted by Parliament and payable in respect of allowances to members of the Senate as provided in Part IV and in respect of other expenditure for the service of the Senate shall issue from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Credits on banks of Canada

    (2) Credits referred to in subsection (1) shall issue on one of the banks of Canada in favour of the Clerk of the Senate and the assistant accountant of the Senate, or such other persons as the Speaker of the Senate from time to time designates for the purpose.

  • Marginal note:Clerk to apply for credits

    (3) The Clerk of the Senate shall, by an order signed by the Clerk, apply for such credits as the Clerk deems necessary.

  • R.S., c. S-8, s. 47.

Senate Ethics Officer

Marginal note:Appointment

 The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Senate Ethics Officer after consultation with the leader of every recognized party in the Senate and after approval of the appointment by resolution of the Senate.

  • 2004, c. 7, s. 2.
Marginal note:Tenure
  •  (1) The Senate Ethics Officer holds office during good behaviour for a term of seven years and may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council on address of the Senate. He or she may be reappointed for one or more terms of up to seven years each.

  • Marginal note:Interim appointment

    (2) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Senate Ethics Officer, or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint any qualified person to hold that office in the interim for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding office, be paid the salary or other remuneration and expenses that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • 2004, c. 7, s. 2;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 112.
Marginal note:Remuneration
  •  (1) The Senate Ethics Officer shall be paid the remuneration set by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Expenses

    (2) The Senate Ethics Officer is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties or functions while absent from his or her ordinary place of residence, in the case of a part-time appointment, and ordinary place of work, in the case of a full-time appointment.

  • Marginal note:Functions — part-time

    (3) In the case of a part-time appointment, the Senate Ethics Officer may not accept or hold any office or employment — or carry on any activity — inconsistent with his or her duties and functions under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Functions — full-time

    (4) In the case of a full-time appointment, the Senate Ethics Officer shall engage exclusively in the duties and functions of the Senate Ethics Officer and may not hold any other office under Her Majesty or engage in any other employment for reward.

  • 2004, c. 7, s. 2.