Under the Parliament of Canada Act, the Board of Internal Economy governs the House Administration. The Board is responsible for all matters of financial and administrative policy that affect the House of Commons and its Members, premises, services and employees. It has the legal authority to make by-laws, which are tabled in the House, to regulate the use of resources made available to the House of Commons. The Board is chaired by the Speaker and composed of Members from all recognized political parties. It meets on a regular basis and the minutes of the meetings are tabled in the House. To learn more about the Board of Internal Economy and the documents made available to the public, please visit the parliamentary Web site at www.parl.gc.ca.
Standing from left to right: Mr. Marcel
Proulx, M.P., Deputy Opposition Whip; Mr. Jacques Gourde,
M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public
Works and Government Services and to the Minister of
National Revenue; Mr. Michel Guimond, M.P., Whip of the
Bloc Québécois; Hon. Jay Hill, M.P., Leader of the
Government in the House of Commons; Hon. Gordon O'Connor,
M.P., Minister of State and Chief Government Whip; Mr.
Joe Preston, M.P. (CPC); and Mr. Rodger Cuzner, M.P.,
Chief Opposition Whip.
Sitting from left to right: Ms. Libby Davies, M.P., House Leader of the New Democratic Party; Hon. Peter Milliken, M.P., Speaker of the House of Commons; and Ms. Audrey O'Brien, Clerk of the House of Commons.
Supporting the House of Commons and its Members
We proudly support Members of the House of Commons,
providing them with the services, infrastructure and
advice they need to carry out their work as legislators
and representatives in the Chamber, in committees, in
caucus and in their offices, both on Parliament Hill
and in their constituencies.
The vision of the House Administration is to exercise
leadership in supporting the House of Commons and its
Members, and in the advancement of parliamentary
• Respect for the democratic process
• Balancing continuity and change
• Professional excellence