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 Current house speaker Peter Milliken
Current house speaker Peter Milliken

In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons (French: Président de la Chambre des communes) is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. The Speaker's role in Canada is similar to that of Speakers elsewhere in other countries that use the Westminster system (see Speaker of the House of Commons). The current Speaker is Ontario Liberal MP Peter Milliken. File links The following pages link to this file: Peter Milliken Categories: Canada copyright images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Peter Milliken Categories: Canada copyright images ... The Honourable Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, MP (born November 12, 1946) is the openly gay Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, a position he has held since 2001. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (i. ... 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 lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... The Westminster System - also called Parliamentary System is a democratic system of government modelled after that of the United Kingdom system, as used in the Palace of Westminster, the location of the British parliament. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) • Land 917,741 km² • Water 158,654 km² (14. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is a political party in Canada. ... The Honourable Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, MP (born November 12, 1946) is the openly gay Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, a position he has held since 2001. ...

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The Job

In Canada it is the Speaker's responsibility to manage the House of Commons and supervise its staff. It is also the Speaker's duty to act as a liaison with the Senate and the Crown. The Speaker of the House of Commons receives a salary of about $209,000 (Cdn) and has use of the official residence, the Kingsmere estate outside Gatineau, Quebec, across the river from Ottawa. The Senate (French: Sénat) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch and head of state. ... The Canadian dollar, CAD or C$, is the unit of currency of Canada. ... The Farm is the official residence of the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Motto: ? Area: 342. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canadas Location. ...


Election

Traditionally in Canada the Speaker was appointed by the Prime Minister, but in 1986 this was changed and they are now selected by secret ballot. The Speaker remains a sitting MP, but only votes on matters in the case of a tie. The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), the head of the Government of Canada, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Polling by William Hogarth (1755); Before the secret ballot was introduced voter intimidation was commonplace The secret ballot is a process in elections where the choice of the voters is kept confidential. ...


Post-Election Procedures

After an election by secret ballot, the speaker pretends to not want to accept the post, and is thus dragged to the chair, usually by the Prime Minister and the leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. The tradition is borrowed from Britain, where speakers of the House once ran the risk of losing their heads to irritated regents. The Polling by William Hogarth (1755); Before the secret ballot was introduced voter intimidation was commonplace The secret ballot is a process in elections where the choice of the voters is kept confidential. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), the head of the Government of Canada, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Deputy Speaker

Jean Augustine one of Canadas three deputy speakers
Jean Augustine one of Canadas three deputy speakers

In addition to the Speaker, Deputy Speakers are nominated to act on behalf of the Speaker when he or she is unavailable. From the Speaker of the House of Commons website: File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Honourable Jean Augustine, PC , MP , LL.D (born September 9, 1937 in St. ...


The primary roles of the Deputy Speaker and the other Presiding Officers are to support the Speaker in the Chamber in presiding over the business of the House, to take the Chair when the House sits as a Committee of the Whole and, on occasion, to chair legislative committees. In addition, the Deputy Speaker has certain administrative responsibilities. The Deputy Speaker usually serves on the Board of Internal Economy and is a member of the Executive Committee. When the House forms itself into a Committee of the Whole, it is the duty of the Chairman of Committees of the Whole to take the Chair. [1]


The current Deputy Speakers are Chuck Strahl (Conservative), Marcel Proulx (Liberal) and Jean Augustine (Liberal). Charles (Chuck) Strahl (born February 25, 1957) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Marcel Proulx (born March 6, 1946 in LOrignal, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... The Honourable Jean Augustine, PC , MP , LL.D (born September 9, 1937 in St. ...


List of Federal Speakers

  1. James Cockburn - June 11, 1867 - March 5, 1874 Conservative
  2. Timothy Warren Anglin - March 26, 1874 - February 12, 1879 Liberal
  3. Joseph Godéric Blanchet - February 13, 1879 - February 7, 1883 Liberal-Conservative
  4. George Airey Kirkpatrick - February 8, 1883 - July 12, 1887 Conservative
  5. Joseph-Aldéric Ouimet - July 13, 1887 - July 28, 1891 Conservative
  6. Peter White - July 29, 1891 - August 18, 1896 Conservative
  7. James David Edgar - August 19, 1896 - July 31, 1899 Liberal
  8. Thomas Bain - August 1, 1899 - February 5, 1901 Liberal
  9. Louis Philippe Brodeur - February 6, 1901 - January 18, 1904 Liberal
  10. Napoléon Antoine Belcourt - March 10, 1904 - January 10, 1905 Liberal
  11. Robert Franklin Sutherland - January 11, 1905 - January 19, 1909 Liberal
  12. Charles Marcil - January 20, 1909 - November 14, 1911 Liberal
  13. Thomas Simpson Sproule - November 15, 1911 - December 2, 1915
  14. Albert Sévigny - January 12, 1916 - January 7, 1917 Conservative
  15. Edgar Nelson Rhodes - January 18, 1917 - March 5, 1922 Conservative
  16. Rodolphe Lemieux - March 8, 1922 - June 2, 1930 Liberal
  17. George Black - September 8, 1930 - January 16, 1935 Conservative
  18. James Langstaff Bowman - January 17, 1935 - February 5, 1936 Conservative
  19. Pierre-François Casgrain - February 6, 1936 - May 10, 1940 Liberal
  20. James Allison Glen - May 16, 1940 - September 5, 1945 Liberal
  21. Gaspard Fauteux - September 6, 1945 - September 14, 1949 Liberal
  22. William Ross Macdonald - September 15, 1949 - June 11, 1953 Liberal
  23. Louis-René Beaudoin - November 12, 1953 - October 13, 1957 Liberal
  24. Roland Michener - October 14, 1957 - September 26, 1962 Progressive Conservative
  25. Marcel Lambert - September 27, 1962 - May 15, 1963 Progressive Conservative
  26. Alan Macnaughton - May 16, 1963 - January 17, 1966 Liberal
  27. Lucien Lamoureux - January 18, 1966 - September 29, 1974 Liberal/Independent++
  28. James Alexander Jerome - September 30, 1974 - December 14, 1979 Liberal
  29. Jeanne Sauvé - April 14, 1980 - January 15, 1984 Liberal
  30. Cyril Lloyd Francis - January 16, 1984 - November 4, 1984 Liberal
  31. John William Bosley - November 5, 1984 - September 29, 1986 Progressive Conservative
  32. John Allen Fraser - September 30, 1986 - January 16, 1994 Progressive Conservative
  33. Gilbert Parent - January 17, 1994 - January 28, 2001 Liberal
  34. Peter Milliken - January 29, 2001 - present Liberal

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Cyril Lloyd Francis (born March 19, 1920) is a former Canadian politician and one time Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honourable John William Bosley, PC (born May 4, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a former Canadian politician. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Allen Fraser (born December 15, 1931) is a retired Canadian parliamentarian, and former Speaker of the House of Commons. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Gilbert Parent was a Canadian Member of Parliament. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Honourable Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, MP (born November 12, 1946) is the openly gay Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, a position he has held since 2001. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... In the United Kingdom, the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, and is seen historically as the First Commoner of the Land. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ...


Counterparts

The Speaker's counterpart in the upper house is the Speaker of the Canadian Senate. Canadian provincial and territorial legislatures also have Speakers with much the same roles. The Senate of Canada is the upper house of the Parliament of Canada. ... The Speaker of the Canadian Senate is the presiding officer of the Canadian Senate. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ...


Tie-Breaking Votes

On Thursday, May 19, 2005, the Speaker was required to cast the tie-breaking vote during a confidence measure for the first time in Canadian history. Faced with the defeat of Paul Martin's minority government, Milliken voted in favour of the NDP budget amendment. Despite popular belief that the speaker, as a Liberal MP, would automatically support the government, his vote was already pre-determined. As speaker, Milliken's vote must be cast to allow the continuation of debate, or to maintain the status-quo. Thus, the Speaker voted in favour of second reading, "to allow the House time for further debate so that it can make its own decision at some future time." The bill would later pass third reading without the need for Milliken's vote. 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB (born August 28, 1938 in Windsor, Ontario) is the Prime Minister of Canada. ... A minority government, or a minority cabinet, is a cabinet of a parliamentary system which does not represent a majority in the parliament — or in bicameral parliaments, in that chamber whose confidence is considered most crucial. ... The 2005 Canadian budget was the budget of the Government of Canada for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. ...


External links

  • Parliamentary Library of Canada - contains biographies of all of Canada's speakers and information on the historical development and current role of the position.

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The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a country's lower house of parliament or congress (i.e., the House of Commons or House of Representatives).
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The House of Commons came into existence in 1867, when the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the British North America Act, uniting the Province of Canada (which was separated into Quebec and Ontario), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single federation, called the Dominion of Canada.
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