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The 42nd Parliament was dissolved on September 11, 2019.

Dissolution occurs when the Governor General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, issues a proclamation putting an end to the current Parliament, which triggers a general election.

In practice, as soon as Parliament is dissolved, all committee activity ceases and, as such, all orders of reference and committee studies lapse. No committee may sit during a dissolution.

The information on these pages refers to committees and their work before Parliament was dissolved.

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Extract from the Minutes of Proceedings of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Thursday, February 1, 2018 (Meeting No. 87)

That, pursuant to Standing Orders 108(1)(a) and 108(1)(c), a Subcommittee on a Code of Conduct for Members be established to conduct a thorough review of the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Commons: Sexual Harassment;

that the Subcommittee be composed of seven (7) members, of which four (4) shall be from the Government party, two (2) from the Official Opposition, and one (1) from the NDP;

that the Whip of each party deposit with the Clerk of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs a list of his or her party’s members to serve on the Subcommittee;

that the Whip of each party submit his or her initial list of members to serve on the Subcommittee no later than February 5, 2018;

that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2);

that the Subcommittee be chaired by a member of the Government party and that the Member for Yukon be named Chair of the Subcommittee;

that the Subcommittee be granted all the powers of the Committee pursuant to Standing Order 108(1); and

that the Subcommittee have confidential access to the evidence taken by the Committee in camera during its review of the Code in September and October 2017.