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Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act

Version of section 85 from 2017-09-21 to 2024-04-01:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Definition of employer

 In this Part, employer means

  • (a) the Senate as represented by such committee or person as the Senate by its rules or orders designates for the purposes of this Part;

  • (b) the House of Commons as represented by such committee or person as the House of Commons by its orders designates for the purposes of this Part;

  • (c) the Library of Parliament as represented by the Parliamentary Librarian acting, subject to subsection 74(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act, on behalf of both Houses of Parliament;

  • (c.1) the office of the Senate Ethics Officer as represented by the Ethics Officer;

  • (c.2) the office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner as represented by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner;

  • (c.3) the Parliamentary Protective Service as represented by the Director of the Parliamentary Protective Service on behalf of the Speakers of the two Houses of Parliament;

  • (c.4) the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer as represented by the Parliamentary Budget Officer; or

  • (d) a Member of Parliament who, in that capacity, employs any person or has the direction or control of staff employed to provide research or associated services to the caucus members of a political party represented in Parliament.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 85
  • 2004, c. 7, s. 34
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 32
  • 2015, c. 36, s. 142
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 177

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