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Encyclopedia > Canadian House of Commons Page Program
Pages Kirk Nangreaves and Eric Chasse stand in front of Speaker Gilbert Parent during a sitting of the Canadian House of Commons in 1998
Pages Kirk Nangreaves and Eric Chasse stand in front of Speaker Gilbert Parent during a sitting of the Canadian House of Commons in 1998

A Page is a non-partisan employee of the Canadian House of Commons. They perform both ceremonial and administrative duties including: Download high resolution version (1957x1222, 273 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1957x1222, 273 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... Gilbert Parent was a Canadian Member of Parliament. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...

Pages work an average of 15 hours a week in the House while studying full-time at one of the Universities in the National Capital Region and are paid $10,800 (CDN) for their one-year term. Pages take part in a number of activities throughout the year designed to enrich the experience including meetings with MPs and government leaders as well as Page vs MP soccer games, (Though this year's game was cancelled :( ). They also meet frequently with student groups to explain the workings of the House and their duties as Pages. In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... The granting of Royal Assent is the formal method by which the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, or the Sovereigns representative in Commonwealth Realms, completes the process of the enactment of legislation by formally assenting to an Act of Parliament. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of July 9, 2005. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of July 9, 2005. ... In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... A Serjeant at Arms (also spelt Sergeant at Arms, and sometimes Serjeant-at-Arms) is an officer appointed by a deliberative body, usually a legislature, to keep order during its meetings. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... The National Capital Region is an informal designation for the Census Metropolitan Area consisting of the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario, the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec and the surrounding area. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of July 9, 2005. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of July 9, 2005. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...

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Selection Process

Forty graduating high school (or CEGEP in Quebec) students are selected each year to serve as pages in the House of Commons. Applications are open to both male and female candidates from across the country. Pages must be fluently bilingual in both official languages of Canada (English and French) and pass a security screening by the RCMP. They are selected based on a written essay, an in-person interview and a language test. Pages are also required to learn the names of all 308 MPs in the House. They receive two weeks of training prior to the start of their term and are then sworn in by the Speaker and Clerk of the House. Pages this past year (2004-2005) include: Daniel Salama (The G.O.A.T, who was the only page and worked 600 hours a week. The page program is perhaps best explained by the great T.I, who so memorably coined the phrase "Rubberband Man"! Japanese high school students in uniform High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school), the United Kingdom and the United States. ... CÉGEP (Collège denseignement général et professionnel - College of General and Vocational Education, pronounced say-jep [fr/en] or see-jip [en]) is a type of educational institution in Quebec. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... See main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Aboriginal tradition holds that the First Peoples have inhabited parts of what is now called Canada since the dawn of time. ... Bilingualism in Canada refers to laws and policies of the federal government – and some other levels of government – mandating that certain services and communications be available to the public in both English and French. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties; French, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, GRC) is both the federal police force and the national police of Canada. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of July 9, 2005. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...


History

The Page program dates back to at least Confederation (1867) though it was quite different at that time. Pages were male only, and boys as young as 11 years old were selected. They were paid $1.50 a day. Pages were chosen by the Speaker, with help from the Sergeant-at-arms and they held the position until they outgrew their uniforms. There are also references to the term "House Page" as far back as 1841 in the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... A Serjeant at Arms (also spelt Sergeant at Arms, and sometimes Serjeant-at-Arms) is an officer appointed by a deliberative body, usually a legislature, to keep order during its meetings. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hansard is the traditional name for the printed transcripts of parliamentary debates in the Westminster system of government. ... This article is about the term as used within the Commonwealth of Nations; there is also an Legislative Assembly in Oregon and there used to be a Legislative Assembly in France during the French Revolution. ... Note: for information about Canadas present-day provinces, see Provinces of Canada. ...


In 1968, a minimum working age of 16 years was adopted but it is only in 1978, after an article in The Wall Street Journal criticized the Pages' working conditions that the system was completely discarded in favour of the current one. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ...


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A US House Page (Congressional Page or simply Page) is a non-partisan federal employee serving the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Under the direction of the Office of the Clerk, pages, who are specially-appointed high school juniors, provide supplemental administrative support to House operations in varying...

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