An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Parliament of Canada Act (Speakership of the Senate)

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Third reading (Senate), as of March 28, 2017
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

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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