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About House of Commons Procedure and Practice Online


Welcome to the online version of House of Commons Procedure and Practice (2000 Edition), created to provide users with searchable, easy to navigate access to one of the key procedural authorities used by Members of the Canadian House of Commons.

Content Disclaimer

As House of Commons procedure is subject to change, users should remember that this edition of House of Commons Procedure and Practice was published in January 2000. Standing Order changes adopted since then are not reflected in the text. (The Appendices to the book, however, have been updated and now include information up to the end of the 38th Parliament in November 2005.)

To confirm current rules and practice, please consult the latest version of the Standing Orders on the Parliament of Canada Web site.


To the left of the screen, users will find a list of titles that correspond to the chapters of the printed book. By clicking on a title, users will open the first section of the online chapter. They can then navigate through the chapter either by using the links on the left hand side of the screen or by using the “next” and “previous” buttons at the bottom of the page.

To open or print the full chapter, click on “open/print full chapter” located just below the chapter title at the top of the page.

To search the House of Commons Procedure and Practice, please use the search tool at the top of the screen.

Contact Information

For further information about the procedures of the House of Commons, please contact the Table Research Branch at (613) 996-3611 or by e-mail at