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S-213 ~ Speakership of the Senate

S-213 ~ Speakership of the Senate

S-213 ~ Speakership of the Senate


Published on 9 December 2015
Bills by Senator Terry Mercer

Bill S-213 — An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Parliament of Canada Act (Speakership of the Senate)

Sponsor: Senator Terry Mercer

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Constitution Act, 1867 to provide for the election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Senate. It further amends the Constitution Act, 1867 to provide for a voting procedure in the Senate similar to the one used in the House of Commons, where the elected Speaker of that House may not vote except when the votes on a question are equally divided.

The enactment also makes related amendments to the Parliament of Canada Act.

 

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Related:

Speech: Second reading of Bill S-213, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Parliament of Canada Act (Speakership of the Senate)

1 Comment

  1. John Charlton 2 years ago

    How will this proposed change help Canadians over all? Is this a issue with procedure? I hope this does not push important issues that face all Canadians and the nation in general to the back burner. I guess if the Speaker is Conservative you have a Liberal point.

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