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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.


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, such as audio recordings. 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 Senate committee proceedings, 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.


The Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament respect the privacy of visitors to this Web site. Personal information that visitors directly provide to the Senate, the House of Commons or the Library of Parliament is used for the purpose for which the personal information is provided. Such information, as well as information that may be collected due to the browsing of this Web site by visitors, is kept in accordance with information management practices and may be used for security or other internal purposes.

Improving your experience

The Parliament of Canada Web site continuously seeks to improve the experience of its visitors while respecting their privacy.

Website Redesign

In keeping with the Parliament of Canada’s commitment to openness and engagement with Canadians, the House of Commons will be redefining its web presence with the renewal of its public website.

The revamped site will provide a more dynamic and interactive experience for users, thereby improving and expanding accessibility to information.

The enhanced navigability of the site will highlight the rich content already available. The site will be launched in May 2017.

Digital Markers (including cookies)

A digital marker is a resource created by the visitors' browser in order to remember certain pieces of information for the Web server to reference during the same or subsequent visit to the website. Examples of digital markers are "cookies" or HTML5 web storage. Some examples of what digital markers do are as follows:

  • They allow a website to recognize a visitor who has previously accessed the site;
  • They track what content is viewed on a site which helps website administrators ensure visitors find what they are looking for.

The Parliament of Canada uses sessional and persistent digital markers on its website. During your on-line visit, your browser exchanges data with Web servers. The digital markers used do not allow the Parliament of Canada to identify individuals and do not contain personal information. You may adjust your browser settings to reject digital markers, including cookies, if you so choose. However, it may affect your ability to interact with Parliamentary website.

Web Analytics

Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about Web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing Web usage. Information in digital markers may be used in conjunction with computer request data to identify and track your online interactions with the website.

The Parliament of Canada uses Google Analytics and log file analysis to improve its website. When your computer requests a Parliament of Canada website Web page, information is collected and used for Web analytics but does not allow to personally identify you as an individual.

If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies; by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. Disabling Google Analytics or JavaScript will still permit you to access comparable information or services from our websites. However, if you disable your session cookie option, you will still be able to access our public website, but you might have difficulties with some more advanced features.


Hyperlinks to external or unaffiliated sites found on this Parliament of Canada Web site are for information purposes only. The Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament are not responsible for the content or practices of such sites. While efforts are made to ensure that hyperlinks are current and up-to-date, this is not guaranteed.

Disclaimer of Liability

The Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament are not responsible for any damages that may result from the use of the contents of this Web site or from any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information under any cause of action.

Comments and Inquiries

Comments or inquiries about these notices may be directed to:

Information Service
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A9
Toll-free (Canada): 1 866-599-4999
Telephone: 1 613-992-4793
TTY: 1 613-995-2266