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2nd Session, 39th Parliament,
56 Elizabeth II, 2007

THE SENATE OF CANADA

 

BILL S-224


An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (vacancies)


R.S. 1985, c. P-1 Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1. (1) The Parliament of Canada Act is amended by adding the following before the heading "Conflict of Interest" before section 16:

Vacancies

Vacancy in Senate 13.1 Within 180 days after a vacancy happens in the Senate, the Prime Minister shall recommend to the Governor General a fit and qualified person for appointment to the Senate to fill the vacancy.
Transitional (2) In respect of a vacancy that exists in the Senate at the time this Act receives royal assent, the Prime Minister shall, within 180 days after the day of that assent, recommend to the Governor General a fit and qualified person for appointment to the Senate to fill the vacancy.
2. Section 31 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Order of issuing writs      (1.1) If the Chief Electoral Officer is in receipt of more than one warrant for the issue of a writ for the election of a member of the House, the writs shall be issued under subsection (1) in the order in which the Chief Electoral Officer received the corresponding warrants.