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The House of Commons

Services and Facilities, 1972-1982 (Reports)

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        StatementPolicy Studies Institute
        PublishersPolicy Studies Institute
        LC ClassificationsDecember 31, 1983
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 81 p. :
        Number of Pages43
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        ISBN 100853742219

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The Opposition may also make motions to discuss an urgent, unexpected matter. The move, however, was widely criticized as a tactic allowing the government time to gain a majority on Senate committees. Although private members may introduce taxation bills, under the Act s54only the may initiate spending supply business. The House of Commons is the centre of political power in Canada.

Speaker of the House of Commons

All business unfinished at the end of a session—unanswered questions and all orders relating to bills and motions — die on the Order Paper. MPs cannot say anything they please; the House has a responsibility to control its The House of Commons and to protect ordinary citizens from vilification. Amid intense public and media scrutiny, Jean agreed to Harper's request, after The House of Commons constitutional experts. Usually, Opposition MPs ask the questions.

Such recognition entitles the party to committee assignments, research support and being called upon by the Speaker more frequently to ask questions of the government.

The Deputy Speaker occupies the Speaker's chair if he is absent and chairs the committee of the whole. MPs are operating out of a temporary House of Commons located in the West Block and the Senate is working out of temporary chambers in the Senate of Canada Building formerly named the Government Conference Centre.

Thus, it became settled practice that each county send two knights of the shire, and that each borough send two. Supply periods occur when the government is seeking passage of spending bills see. Every member has an assigned seat in the chamber and must be in his place to speak and vote in the House. The Speaker's official role was to moderate debate, make rulings on procedure, announce the results of votes, and the like.

The Opposition is allotted up to twenty-five days in three supply periods to determine the subject of debate in the House. The Speaker decides who has the floor, applies the rules of procedure, makes rulings, and manages the administration of the House and its employees.

House of Commons of Great Britain

addressing the House in 1793 In the course of the 18th century, the office of developed. In recent years, Question Period has been televised, opening the political process to Canadians. The and his or her receive their authority through the confidence of the House. The House does not permit members to use unparliamentary language because it fosters bitterness and reflects on the honour of the House but, in recent years, the Speaker has been under increasing pressure to keep things civilized.

The leader of each party, through thefixes the party seating plan — invariably by class year of first election and alphabetically within classes.