House of Commons Procedure and Practice

Second Edition, 2009

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Welcome to the online version of House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Second Edition, 2009, 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 contains information and precedents dating to the end of the First Session of the Fortieth Parliament in 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.




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