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AND

FORMS OF PROCEEDING

OF THE

HOUSE OF COMMONS

OF

CANADA.

Adopted by The House, in the First Session of the Firs)

Parliament, and subsequently amended.

OTTAWA:
PRINTED BY . B. TAYLOR,

1873.

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RULES, ORDERS,

AND

FORMS OF PROCEEDING

OF THE

HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA.

1.--REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE

HOUSE.

1. The Time for the Ordinary Meeting of Time of The House is at Three o'clock in the after- Meeting. noon of each sitting day, and if at that hour there be not a Quorum, Mr. Speaker may take the Chair and adjourn. When The House rises on Friday, it shall stand adjourned, unless otherwise ordered, until the following Monday.

2. If at the hour of Six o'clock, p.m., the Evening Business of the Day be not concluded, Mr. Sittings. Speaker shall leave the Chair until half-past Seven.

3. When the House adjourns, the Mem- Order in bers shall keep their seats until The Speaker mentes has left the chair.

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Quorum. [By the 48th section of the Imperial Act,

30 Victoria, Chapter 3, “The British North
America Act, 1867,” it is provided, that the
presence of at least Twenty Members of The
House, including The Speaker, shall be
necessary to constitute a meeting of the said

House for the exercise of its powers.]
No Quo 4. Whenever The Speaker shall adjourn

The House for want of a Quorum, the time
of the adjournment, and the names of the
Members then present, shall be inserted in

the Journal.
Conduct of 5. Any Stranger admitted into any part
Strangers, of the House or Gallery, who shall miscon-

duct himself, or shall not withdraw when
Strangers are directed to withdraw, while
The House, or any Committee of the whole
House, is sitting, shall be taken into custody
by the Sergeant-at-Arms; and no person so
taken into custody is to be discharged with-

out the special order of The House. With

6. Any member may require The House Sanders to be cleared of Strangers; and The Speaker

shall immediately give directions to the
Sergeant-at-Arms to execute the order, with-

out debate. BlackRod. 7. When the Sergeant-at-Arms shall an- ..

nounce that the Usher of the Black Rod is
at the door, The Speaker shall take the Chair
whether there be a quorum present or not.

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8. The Speaker shall preserve Order and Order in

tioner the House, Decorum, and shall decide Questions of the Order, subject to an appeal to the House : in explaining a point of Order or practice, he shall state the Rule or authority applicable to the case.

9. The Speaker shall not take part in any Speaker Debate before the House. In case of an not to de equality of Votes, Mr. Speaker gives a Cast- when to ing Voice, and any reasons stated by him are vote. entered in the Journal. (See Imperial Act, 30 Victoria, c. 3, s. 49.)

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II.-RULES OF DEBATE. 10. Every Member desiring to speak is to Members rise in his place, uncovered, and address speaking. himself to Mr. Speaker.

11. When two or more Members rise to Two or speak, Mr. Speaker calls upon the Member me who first rose in his place; but a motion together. may be made that any Member who has risen “be now heard,” or “ do now speak.”

12. A Member called to Order shall sit Order in down, but may afterwards explain. The House, if appealed to, shall decide on the case, but without debate. If there be no appeal, the decision of the Chair shall be final.

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