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Parliament of Canada Act

Version of section 46 from 2013-06-26 to 2020-09-09:


Marginal note:Appointment

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may appoint one or more members of the House of Commons to be Parliamentary Secretary or Secretaries to a minister.

  • Marginal note:Maximum number

    (2) The number of Parliamentary Secretaries that are appointed is not to exceed the number of ministers for whom salaries are provided in section 4.1 of the Salaries Act.

  • Marginal note:Tenure of office

    (3) A Parliamentary Secretary holds office for a period not exceeding twelve months from the date of the appointment and, on ceasing to be a member of the House of Commons, ceases to hold the office of Parliamentary Secretary.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 46
  • 2005, c. 16, s. 2
  • 2013, c. 33, s. 225
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