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Parliament of Canada Act

The Parliament of Canada has the constitutional authority not only to regulate its internal proceedings and establish its rules of procedure but also to enact a large number of procedurally important statutory provisions, many of which are found in the Parliament of Canada Act.

Of procedural significance for the House of Commons are provisions in the Act relating to the following:

In addition to the Parliament of Canada Act, there are dozens of other statutes obliging the House to undertake some action or regulating some aspect of its proceedings. These include, for example, the:

Only Parliament as a whole (the Senate, the House of Commons and the Crown) may enact or amend laws that affect House of Commons procedure.

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