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Parliamentary Business

Thursday, December 5, 2019 (43rd Parliament, 1st Session)

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

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
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First Session of the 43rd Parliament

The First Session of the 43rd Parliament is scheduled to open on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. ET.

The first item of business on the Orders of the Day will be the election of the Speaker (list of candidates).

Information about the election of the Speaker

Information about the election of the Speaker can be found on Our Procedure under Speaker and Other Presiding Officers

Information about the opening of a Parliament

Information about the opening of a Parliament can be found on Our Procedure under Parliamentary Cycle

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

The House is adjourned until Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. (EST).

Pursuant to Standing Order 55(1) a Special Order Paper & Notice Paper was published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Next sitting
(Friday, December 6, 2019)
Previous sitting
(Thursday, December 5, 2019)
Agenda for Thursday, December 5, 2019
Subject to change without notice.

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


A new parliament 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 shall 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 purpose of electing a Chair.

For more information, please consult the “Who sits on committees?” section of the Our Procedure.

Meetings (Thursday, December 5, 2019)

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 (Thursday, December 5, 2019)