The 1st session of the 43rd Parliament opened on December 5, 2019.
A new session has now started. However, Committees may not take up the responsibilities assigned to them until their members have been named and a chair is duly elected.
Standing Order 104(1) provides that the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs is charged to prepare and report to the House the lists of Members to compose the standing and standing joint committees. Once the report on the membership of the standing committees has been approved by the House, a meeting of each standing committee is convened within 10 sitting days by the Clerk of the House, for the principal purpose of electing a Chair.Learn More