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Site Management

The Parliament of Canada Web site is managed jointly by the Senate, the House of Commons, and the Library of Parliament.

The Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament each has the sole right and responsibility for the content that it posts on this site. The content contained on this Web site is updated on an ongoing basis, but may not be complete or current at all times. Access to the Web site and its contents are provided on an as is basis.

Parliamentary Privilege

As provided by the Constitution and the Parliament of Canada Act, the general and public law of Canada includes parliamentary privilege, which consists of the privileges, immunities and powers held, enjoyed and exercised by the Senate and the House of Commons, respectively, and their respective Members. Parliamentary privilege enables them to perform their constitutional functions free from external interference. Parliamentary privilege is one of the safeguards of the constitutional separation of powers.

The Parliament of Canada Web site contains parliamentary proceedings, papers, reports and research, which are protected by parliamentary privilege. Their publication on this Web site has been authorized by the respective Houses of Parliament. Visitors should be aware that if they reproduce or republish privileged materials, they may not be protected by parliamentary privilege.

Official Languages

The Official Languages Act applies to the Senate, the House of Commons, and the Library of Parliament, which are committed to ensuring that information made available to the public and the services made available through this Web site are available in both official languages, English and French.

Copyrights

This Web site has been produced for the purpose of providing Canadians and visitors with direct access to information about the Parliament of Canada.

The contents of this Web site are covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act and related regulations and international agreements. Permission to reproduce in whole or in part or otherwise use content on this Web site may be sought from the appropriate source.

This Web site includes material subject to copyright held by third parties. Visitors should therefore be aware that they may need to seek permission from the third party to reproduce or otherwise use such material.

For information regarding the reproduction of the proceedings of the Senate and its committees, please consult Permission to Reproduce.

For information regarding the reproduction of the proceedings of the House of Commons and its committees, please consult Speaker's Permission.

Privacy

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Hyperlinks

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Disclaimer of Liability

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