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

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:No summons
  •  (1) The Senate Ethics Officer, or any person acting on behalf or under the direction of the Senate Ethics Officer, is not a competent or compellable witness in respect of any matter coming to his or her knowledge as a result of exercising any powers or performing any duties or functions of the Senate Ethics Officer under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Protection

    (2) No criminal or civil proceedings lie against the Senate Ethics Officer, or any person acting on behalf or under the direction of the Senate Ethics Officer, for anything done, reported or said in good faith in the exercise or purported exercise of any power, or the performance or purported performance of any duty or function, of the Senate Ethics Officer under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Clarification

    (3) The protection provided under subsections (1) and (2) does not limit any powers, privileges, rights and immunities that the Senate Ethics Officer may otherwise enjoy.

  • 2004, c. 7, s. 2.
Marginal note:Annual report
  •  (1) The Senate Ethics Officer shall, within three months after the end of each fiscal year, submit a report on his or her activities under section 20.5 for that year to the Speaker of the Senate, who shall table the report in the Senate.

  • Marginal note:Confidentiality

    (2) The Senate Ethics Officer may not include in the annual report any information that he or she is required to keep confidential.

  • 2004, c. 7, s. 2.

PART IIIHOUSE OF COMMONS

Division AEligibility, Resignation and Vacancies

Simultaneous Candidacies

Marginal note:Nomination for one electoral district only

 No person shall be nominated and consent to be nominated so as to be a candidate for election as a member of the House of Commons for more than one electoral district at the same time and, if any person is nominated contrary to this section and consents thereto, all the nominations are void.

  • R.S., c. H-9, s. 14.

Members of Provincial Legislature

Marginal note:Ineligibility of member of provincial legislature
  •  (1) No person who, on the day of the nomination at any election to the House of Commons, is a member of the legislature of any province is eligible to be a member of the House of Commons or is capable of being nominated or voted for at that election or of being elected to, or of sitting or voting in, the House of Commons.

  • Marginal note:Election void

    (2) If any person declared ineligible by subsection (1) is elected and returned as a member of the House of Commons, the election of that person is void.

  • R.S., c. H-9, s. 2.
Marginal note:Member elected to provincial legislature
  •  (1) If any member of the House of Commons is elected and returned to the legislature of any province and accepts the seat, that member’s election as a member of the House of Commons thereupon becomes void, the seat of that member is vacated and a writ shall issue forthwith for the election of a member to fill the vacancy.

  • Marginal note:If elected or appointed without knowledge

    (2) A member of the House of Commons elected to the legislature of any province without the member’s knowledge or consent shall continue to hold a seat in the House of Commons, as if no such election had been made, if the member, without taking a seat in that legislature and within ten days after being notified of the election thereto or, in the event of the member’s absence from the province at the time, within ten days after arriving within the province, resigns the seat in that legislature and notifies the Speaker of the House of Commons of the resignation.

  • R.S., c. H-9, ss. 3, 4.