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Committees
Debate and Voting
Financial Procedures
Legislative Process
Parliamentary Cycle
Parliamentary Framework
Parliamentary Privilege
Parliamentary Procedure
Parliamentary Publications
Private Membersí Business
Questions
Speaker and Other Presiding Officers
Typical Sitting Day

Committees

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Committees
Introduction  
  Types of Committees
  Mandate
  Membership
  Chairs and Vice-chairs
  Committee Staff
  Committee Budgets
  Meetings
  Routine Motions in Committee
  Witnesses Appearing Before a Committee
  Committee Studies
  Reports
  More information-Committees  

 

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Debate and Voting

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Debate and Voting Introduction  
  Motions
  Notice of a Motion
  Moving a Motion  
  Debate
  Amendments
  Superseding Motions
  Voting  
  Recorded Divisions
  Unanimous Consent
  More information-Debate and Voting  

 

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Financial Procedures

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Financial Procedures Introduction  
  Business of Supply
  Business of Ways and Means
  Public Accounts of Canada
  More information-Financial Procedures  

 

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Legislative Process

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Legislative Process Overview  
  Stages in the Legislative Process Notice
    Introduction and First Reading of Bills
    Second Reading and Referral of a Bill to a Committee
    Referral of a Bill to Committee Before Second Reading
    Committee Stage of a Bill
    Report Stage of a Bill
    Third Reading and Adoption of a Bill
    Senate Consideration
    Royal Assent to a Bill
  More information-Legislative Process  

 

 

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Parliamentary Cycle

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Parliamentary Cycle Introduction  
  Opening of a Parliament and a Session  
  Prorogation of Parliament  
  Dissolution of Parliament  
  Parliamentary Calendar  
  More information-Parliamentary Cycle    

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Parliamentary Framework

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Parliamentary Framework Introduction  

 

  Constitution  
  Crown and Governor General  
  Legislature  
  Executive Branch  
  Responsible Government and Ministerial Accountability  
  Confidence Convention  
  Political Parties  
  Role of Opposition Parties in Canada  
  More information-Parliamentary Framework    

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Parliamentary Privilege

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Parliamentary Privilege Introduction  

 

  Individual and Collective Rights Related to Parliamentary Privilege  
  Procedure in Matters of Privilege  
  Limitations of Privilege  
  More information-Parliamentary Privilege    

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Parliamentary Procedure

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Parliamentary Procedure Introduction  
  Constitution and Statutes  
  Standing Orders of the House of Commons  
  Speakerís Rulings  
  Practice  
  Procedural Authorities  
  Relationship Between Procedural Sources  
 
  More information-Parliamentary Procedure    

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Parliamentary Publications

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Parliamentary Publications Introduction    
  Journals  
  Debates (Hansard)  
  Order Paper and Notice Paper  
  Projected Order of Business  
  Status of House Business  
  Bills  
  Committee Documents  
  Indexes    
  More information-Parliamentary Publications    

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Private Members’ Business

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Private Members’ Business Introduction  
  Private Members’ Bills  
  Motions  
  Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers  
  List for the Consideration of Private Members’ Business and the Order of Precedence  
  Votable and Non-votable Items  
  Private Members’ Hour  
  Time Limits on Debates on Items of Private Membersí Business  
  Votes on Items of Private Members’ Business  
  More information-Private Members’ Business    

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Questions

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Questions Introduction  
  Oral Questions Conduct of Question Period
    Guidelines
    Government Replies to Oral Questions
    Supplementary Questions
    Questions Concerning the Administration of the House  
    Questions Concerning Matters Before Committees  
  Questions on the Order Paper (Written Questions) Placing Written Questions on the Order Paper
    Government Replies to Written Questions
    Adjournment Proceedings
  More information-Questions  

 

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Speaker and Other Presiding Officers

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Speaker and Other Presiding Officers Introduction  
    Representative Role
    Procedural Role
    Administrative Role
    Election of the Speaker of the House
    Deputy Speaker
    Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole and Assistant Deputy Speaker and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole
  More information-Speaker and Other Presiding Officers  

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Typical Sitting Day

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Typical Sitting Day Introduction  
  Daily Business  
  Daily Proceedings  
    Prayer
    National Anthem
    Statements by Members
    Oral Questions (Question Period)
  Routine Proceedings  
    Tabling of Documents
    Introduction of Government Bills
    Statements By Ministers
    Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations
    Presenting Reports from Committees
    Introduction of Private Members’ Bills
    First Reading of Senate Public Bills
    Motions
    Presenting Petitions
    Questions on the Order Paper
  Government Orders  
  Private Membersí Business  
  Adjournment Proceedings (Late Show)  
  Other Weekly Business  
  Special Debates  
  Addresses by Distinguished Visitors  
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October 2015