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House of Commons Procedure and Practice

Second Edition, 2009

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As the rules and practices of the House of Commons are subject to change, users should remember that this edition of Procedure and Practice contains information up to the end of the First Session of the Fortieth Parliament (December 2008). Standing Order changes adopted since then, as well as other changes in practice, are not reflected in the text.

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

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


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