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Parliamentary Business

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Members of Parliament participate in House of Commons sittings, committee meetings and diplomatic events.

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Select a date to view past or scheduled Parliamentary Business. This calendar goes as far back as December 3, 2015. Previous business can be consulted by selecting relevant links on this page.

Sunday, September 20, 2020
20 9 2020

The first session of the 43rd Parliament was prorogued on August 18, 2020.

The second session of the 43rd Parliament is scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m., on September 23, 2020.

Information about prorogation

Other useful information about prorogation can be found in Our Procedure.

In the House, Members come together to make laws, hold the government to account and decide on the affairs of the country.

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In committees, Members undertake studies on departmental spending, legislation and issues related to their mandate, after which they report their conclusions to the House.


The First Session of the 43rd Parliament was prorogued on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Prorogation occurs when the Governor General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, issues a proclamation putting an end to a parliamentary session. In practice, as soon as Parliament is either prorogued or dissolved, all committee activity ceases and, as such, all orders of reference and committee studies lapse.

No committee may sit during a prorogation. The only aspect of a committee's work which survives prorogation is a request for a government response to a committee report.

Meetings (Sunday, September 20, 2020)

There are no meetings planned for that date.

Members further Canada's interests at international conferences and meetings and promote democracy, economic and social ties with other nations.

Events (Sunday, September 20, 2020)
There are no events planned for that date.