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Board of Internal Economy (BOIE)



Under the Parliament of Canada Act, the Board of Internal Economy governs the House Administration. The Board is responsible for all matters of financial and administrative policy that affect the House of Commons and its Members, premises, services and employees. It has the legal authority to make by-laws, which are tabled in the House, to regulate the use of resources made available to the House of Commons. The Board is chaired by the Speaker and composed of Members from all recognized political parties. It meets on a regular basis and the minutes of the meetings are tabled in the House. To learn more about the Board of Internal Economy and the documents made available to the public, please visit the parliamentary Web site at


Photo of the Board of Internal Economy (as of March 31, 2010)

Members of the Board of Internal Economy (as of March 31, 2010)

Standing from left to right: Mr. Marcel Proulx, M.P., Deputy Opposition Whip; Mr. Jacques Gourde, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and to the Minister of National Revenue; Mr. Michel Guimond, M.P., Whip of the Bloc Québécois; Hon. Jay Hill, M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Hon. Gordon O'Connor, M.P., Minister of State and Chief Government Whip; Mr. Joe Preston, M.P. (CPC); and Mr. Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Chief Opposition Whip.

Sitting from left to right: Ms. Libby Davies, M.P., House Leader of the New Democratic Party; Hon. Peter Milliken, M.P., Speaker of the House of Commons; and Ms. Audrey O'Brien, Clerk of the House of Commons.


Supporting the House of Commons and its Members

Our Mandate

We proudly support Members of the House of Commons, providing them with the services, infrastructure and advice they need to carry out their work as legislators and representatives in the Chamber, in committees, in caucus and in their offices, both on Parliament Hill and in their constituencies.

Our Vision

The vision of the House Administration is to exercise leadership in supporting the House of Commons and its Members, and in the advancement of parliamentary institutions.

Our Values

• Respect for the democratic process
• Balancing continuity and change
• Professional excellence


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