The Compendium is a collection of articles on specialized procedural topics. It is designed to help those who need to better understand the workings of the House of Commons and its committees.
If you are interested in exploring a procedural topic in depth, including historical information, current practice and relevant examples from the House or its committees, we would invite you to consult House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Second Edition, 2009.
This reference site consists of general articles, from which users can link to more detailed articles. By choosing a subject in the left menu bar, you will be routed to the general article. Within each general article are links to related detailed articles, which appear in a new window and provide additional information on specific procedural topics.. You may also choose to use our site-specific search option or browse the Site Map or the Alphabetical List of Articles to find the subject you are looking for.