Index

Rules of the Senate

Index

[A] - [B] - [C] - [D] - [E] - [F] - [G] - [H] - [I] - [J] - [L] - [M] - [N] - [O] - [P] - [Q] - [R] - [S] - [T] - [U] - [V] - [W]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

Rule

Aboriginal Peoples, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(13)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Adjournment

Adjournment Periods

Extension of adjournment

3-6(2)

Non-receipt of notification

3-6(4)

Notification of recall or extension

3-6(3)

Recall of Senate during adjournment

3-6(1)

Recall or extension if Speaker absent

3-6(5)

Committees

Meeting on days Senate adjourned

12-18(2)

Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

12-29

Power to adjourn

12-19(1)
Emergency debate, motion to adjourn for purposes of see Emergency Debates
Government Business 6-10(1)

Orders of the day, debate on

Adjourn consideration

5-7(c)(g), 6-8

Motion on case of privilege

13-6(5)(6)

Not called when Senate adjourns

4-15(1)

Not disposed of when Senate adjourns

3-5(2)

Other Business

6-10(2)

Sittings of Senate

Adjourns Friday to Monday

3-1(2)

Delayed after receipt of message

16-1(4)

Lack of quorum during sitting

3-7(3)

Business under consideration adjourned

3-7(4)

Motion

Always in order

5-13(1), 6-8

No debate

5-13(3)
No motion when awaiting message regarding Royal Assent 16-1(8)

Restriction on successive motions

5-13(5)

Who may move

5-13(2)

Notice

No notice

5-7(f)

One day if for other than the next sitting day

5-5(g)

Ordinary time of adjournment

3-4

Item under debate

3-5(1)

Standing vote

Bells

5-13(4)

No adjournment until after deferred vote

9-10(7)

Suspended during vote

9-9

When Speaker leaves chamber

2-7(5)
Agriculture and Forestry, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(10)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Appendices

Appendix I: Terminology

Appendix II: Provincial Representations to Senate Committees

Appendix III: Cabinet Ministers Being Members of Senate Committees

Appendix IV: Procedure for Dealing with Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential Committee Reports and Other Documents or Proceedings

Attendance

Deductions from sessional allowance

15-1(3)

Duty to attend the Senate

15-1(1)

Failure to attend two sessions

15-1(2)

B

Banking, Trade and Commerce, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(8)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Bells see Sittings of the Senate, Quorum and Voting

Bills, Private

Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills

 

Appointment of Examiner

11-3(1)

Examination of petitions

11-3(2)

If petition is defective

11-3(4)

If petition is in order

11-3(3)

Fees

Deposit of bill and fees

11-6

Notice and Publication

Company name

11-5(3)

Content of Notice

11-5(2)

Frequency and language of notice

11-5(5)

Notice in newspapers

11-5(4)

Notice to government departments

11-5(6)

Publication in the Canada Gazette

11-5(1)

Publication of rules

11-4

Statutory declaration

11-5(7)

Petitions for Private Bills see also Petitions

Private bill introduced after petition and examination

11-2(1)

Suspension of rules

11-2(2)

Procedures

Commons amendments referred to committee before consideration by Senate

11-17

Interested persons

11-15

Minimum time before committee study

11-10

No referral to Committee of the Whole

11-9

Notice of committee meetings

11-14

Notice of substantive amendments to private bills

11-16

Obligatory referral of a private bill to a committee

11-8

Private bill from the Commons

11-12

Private Bill Register

11-13

Public bill rules to apply generally

11-7

Questions about provincial jurisdiction

11-11

Reference of private bills to Supreme Court

11-18

Bills, Public see also Committee Reports

Legislative process, stages of

 

Introduction, first reading and printing

10-3

Pro forma bill

10-1

Reconsideration of clauses of a bill

10-5

Right to introduce bill

10-2

Second reading

10-4

Third reading

10-6

Pre-study of Commons Bills

Notice of motion to refer the subject matter of a bill

10-11(2)

Referral of subject matter of bill to committee

10-11(1)

Senate Bills

Explanatory notes on amending bill

10-10(3)

Form of amending bill

10-10(1)

No duplication of Senate bills in the same session

10-9

Reprints of Senate bills

10-10(4)

Typographical indications of amendments

10-10(2)

Supply Bills

No extraneous clauses

10-8

Royal Recommendation

10-7

Breach of Privilege see Questions of Privilege

Broadcasting of Senate and Committee Proceedings

Alternative arrangements

14-7(3)

Audio broadcast of Senate proceedings

14-7(1)

Permission to broadcast

14-7(2)

C

Cabinet Ministers

Being Members of Senate committees

Appendix III

Government responses to reports, requests conveyed to identified ministers

12-24(2)

Question Period

4-8(1)(a)(b)

Speeches in House of Commons on government policy may be quoted

6-6

Who are not Senators see Committees, Committee of the Whole, and Visitors, Invited Persons and Strangers

Cases of Privilege see Questions of Privilege

Chair of a Committee see Committees

Clerk of the Senate

Avoiding disqualification of a Senator, written notice to Clerk

15-2(4)

Committee membership changes to be filed with the Clerk

12-5

Communicating request for Government response

12-24(2)

Deposit of private bill and fees with Clerk

11-6

Emergency debate request

Translation and distribution

8-2(2)

Written notice sent to Clerk

4-4(1)(2), 8-1(2)

Informs Senate of absence of Speaker

2-4(2)

Notice of substantive motion or inquiry sent in writing to clerk at the table

5-1

Organization meeting called by Clerk

12-13

Payment of witness' expenses

12-25

Private bill register maintained by Clerk

11-13

Publication of rules relating to private bills

11-4

Question of privilege

 

Order of receipt by Clerk

13-5(3)

Translation and distribution

13-3(2)

Written notice sent to Clerk

13-3(1)

Recall or extension if Speaker absent

3-6(5)

Renewal of Declaration of Qualification to be filed with Clerk

15-6(1)

Report of conviction, Clerk to table

15-5(3)

Report of Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators deposited with Clerk

12-31

Reporting failure of Senator to attend two sessions

15-1(2)

Sending and receiving of messages between Houses to be arranged by Clerk

16-2(1)

Speeches to be timed by Clerk

6-3(2)

Statutory declaration to be filed with Clerk

11-5(7)

Tabling of documents through Clerk

14-1(6)

Tabling of declarations

15-6(2)

Transmits Journals to Governor General

14-3

Unparliamentary language to be taken down by Clerk

6-13(2)

Written notice of criminal charge to Clerk

15-4(1)(a)

Written questions

4-10(1)

Committee of the Whole

Adoption of motion to leave chair

12-33(2)

Ministers, participation of

12-32(4)

Motion to leave chair or report progress

12-33(1)

No notice required

12-32(1)

Procedure

12-32(3)

Proceedings recorded

12-32(2)

Witnesses

12-32(5)

Committee Reports

Debate on tabled report

12-22(6)

Government Responses to Reports

Absence of response and explanation deemed referred to committee

12-24(5)

Communication of request

12-24(2)

Request for government response

12-24(1)

Response or explanation deemed referred to committee

12-24(4)

Tabling response

12-24(3)

Majority conclusions

12-22(1)

No debate when report presented or tabled

12-22(4)

Presenting or tabling

12-22(2)

Procedure for dealing with unauthorized disclosure of confidential committee reports

Appendix IV

Report of Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

Consideration of report on conduct of an individual Senator

Adoption deemed moved

12-30(1)

Minimum period for consideration

12-30(2)

Referral back to committee

12-30(3)

Senator in question may not vote on report

12-30(6)

When report deals with a former senator

12-30(4)

Deposited with Clerk

12-31

Reports on Bills

Amendments to be explained

12-23(4)

Obligation to report bill

12-23(1)

Report on bill with amendments

12-23(3)

Report on bill without amendments

12-23(2)

Reporting against bill

12-23(5)

Signing of amended bill

12-23(6)

Reports on expenditures

12-26(2)(3)(4)

Reports on user fees

12-22(5)

Tabled for information only

12-22(3)

Committees

Announcement before a vote of declaration of private interest

12-20(2)

Broadcasting see Broadcasting of Senate and Committee Proceedings

 

Chair

Addressing

12-20(1)(a),
12-32(3)(a)

Announcement before a vote of declaration of private interest

12-20(2)

Elected at organization meeting

12-13

Presents or tables reports

12-22(2)

Question Period

4-8(1)(c)

Committee of Selection see Selection, Committee of

Committee of the Whole see Committee of the Whole

Committee reports see Committee Reports

Expenditures

Financial operations, Senate Administrative Rules govern

12-26(1)

Payment of witness expenses

12-25

Report

12-26(2)

Printed

12-26(4)

When committee not reconstituted

12-26(3)

Government Responses to Reports see Committee Reports

Legislative Committees see Special and Legislative Committees

Meetings

In camera meetings

12-16(1)

Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

12-28(1)

In camera of joint committees

12-16(2)

Meetings on days Senate is adjourned

12-18(2)

Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

12-29

Meetings on days Senate sits

12-18(1)

Meetings outside the parliamentary precinct

12-19(2)

Meetings to be in public

12-15(2)

Meetings without quorum

12-17

Notice of meetings

12-15(1)

Organization meeting called by the Clerk

12-13

Participation of non-members

12-14

Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

12-28(2)

Power to adjourn

12-19(1)

Membership

 

Changes

12-5

Duration

12-2(3)

Ex officio members

12-3(3)

General (twelve members)

12-3(1)

Exceptions

12-3(2)

Recommended by Committee of Selection

12-2(2), 12-4

Standing Joint Committees

12-4

Orders of Reference

Referral of a matter to any committee

12-8(1)

User fee proposals

12-8(2)

Powers

Power to conduct inquiries and report

12-9(1)

Power to send for persons and papers and to publish papers

12-9(2)

Procedures

Announcement before a vote of declaration of private interest

12-20(2)

Clause-by-clause consideration of bills

12-20(3)

Inconsistency with the Rules and practices of the Senate

12-20(4)

Proceedings in committee

12-20(1)

Addressing chair

12-20(1)(a)

Motion defeated when votes equal

12-20(1)(c)

Notice not required

12-20(1)(d)

Seconder not required

12-20(1)(b)

Smoking prohibited

12-21

Quorum see Quorum

Reports on Bills see Committee Reports—Reports on Bills

Special Committees see Special and Legislative Committees

Standing Committees see Standing Committees of the Senate and Standing Joint Committees

Appointment and general mandates

12-7

Standing Joint Committees see Standing Joint Committees

Subcommittee see Subcommittees

Witnesses

Committee of the Whole

Ministers participating in proceedings

12-32(4)

Other persons appearing as witnesses

12-32(5)

Committees empowered to call for persons

12-9(2)

Expenses paid by Clerk

12-25

Senate, Ministers who are not Senators participating in proceedings

2-12

Commons Bills see Bills, Public

Conferences see Messages to the Senate and Relations between the Houses

Constitution Act, 1867, Rules referring to

Avoiding disqualification

15-2(4)

Duration of suspension

15-5(2)

Failure to attend two sessions

15-1(2)

Lack of quorum at time of meeting

3-2(3)

Notice to government departments

11-5(6)

Questions about provincial jurisdiction

11-11

Questions decided by majority of votes

9-1

Quorum of fifteen

3-7(1)

Renewal of Declaration of Qualification

15-6(1)

Royal Recommendation

10-7

Critic of a bill see Speaking times

Crown see Messages to the Senate and Relations between the Houses

D

Debate, Rules of

Previous question

6-9(1)

Adoption

6-9(5)

Application

6-9(2)

Defeat

6-9(6)

No previous question in committee

6-9(3)

Speaking after previous question moved

6-9(4)

Process of Debate

Debatable items

Inquiries

5-8(2)

Motions

5-8(1)

If motion to hear another Senator adopted

6-4(3)

Limit on Senator adjourning debate in own name after speech started

4-15(3)

Motion to adjourn Government Business

6-10(1)

Motion to adjourn Other Business

6-10(2)

Motion to hear another Senator

6-4(2)

Motions allowed during debate

6-8

Mover or seconder may speak later

6-11

One Senator to speak at a time

6-4(1)

Quoting Commons speeches

6-6

Reading the question

6-7

Yielding for debate counts as speaking

6-5(2)

Yielding to another Senator for debate

6-5(1)

Yielding to another Senator for questions

6-5(3)

Recognition in Debate

 

Clarification in case of misunderstanding

6-2(2)

Recognition by the Speaker

6-1

Senators to speak only once

6-2(1)

Right of final reply

6-12(1)

Duty of Speaker

6-12(3)

Ends debate

6-12(3)

When exercised

6-12(1)(2)

Speaker participating in debate

2-3

Speaking times see Speaking Times

Unparliamentary Language

Objectionable speeches

6-13(1)

Retractions and apologies

6-13(3)

Unparliamentary language

6-13(2)

Debates of the Senate

Record of documents tabled in the Senate

14-1(5)

Tributes in publications

4-3(5)

Declaration of Private Interest

Announcement before a vote

In committee

12-20(2)

In Senate

9-7(1)(a)

Made in committee

15-7(1)(b)

In camera

15-7(3)

Made in the Senate

15-7(1)(a)

Published in Journals

15-7(1)

Restriction

15-7(2)

Declarations

Renewal of Declaration of Qualification

15-6(1)

Tabling of declarations by Clerk

15-6(2)

Decorum see Order and Decorum

Deferred Votes see Voting

Deputy Leaders see Leaders or Facilitators

Dilatory Motions

Dilatory and procedural motions during Routine Proceedings

4-6(2)

Disorder

Clearing of galleries

2-13

Speaker

May interrupt proceedings

2-6(1)

May suspend sitting

2-6(2)

Divisions see Voting

E

Emergency Debates

Process

Adjournment motion for emergency debate

8-4(1)

Emergency debate after case of privilege

8-4(2)

Extension of sitting if required

8-4(8)

Limitations on motions

8-4(4)

Maximum duration of emergency debate

8-4(5)

Only one emergency debate per sitting

8-5

Speaking times

8-4(3)

Where Orders of the Day completed before emergency debate

8-4(6)

Where Orders of the Day not completed before emergency debate

8-4(7)

Request for

Content of notice

8-2(1)

Giving notice for emergency debate

8-1(2)

No motions during request for emergency debate

8-3(4)

Non-receipt

8-2(3)

Order of debate

8-3(1)

Raising a matter of urgent public interest

8-1(1)

Reasons for debate

8-3(2)

Replaces Senators' Statements

4-4(1)

Exception

4-4(2)

Time limit for request for emergency debate

8-3(3)

Translation and distribution

8-2(2)

Urgency decided by Speaker

8-3(5)

Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(12)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, Rules referring to

Declaration of private interest

15-7(1)

Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators, Standing Committee

12-7(16)

Appointment of committee

12-27(1)

In camera meetings

12-28(1)

Participation of non-members

12-28(2)

Quorum

12-27(2)

If declaration made in camera

15-7(3)

Report

Referral back to committee

12-30(3)

Senator in question may not vote on report

12-30(6)

When report deals with a former senator

12-30(4)

Restrictions if declaration of interest

15-7(2)

Right of final reply when Senator is the subject of a committee report

6-12(1)(d)

Exception

6-12(2)

Speaker's authority limited with respect to code

2-1(2)
Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators, Standing Committee 12-7(16)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Appointment of committee

12-27(1)

In camera meetings

12-28(1)

Meetings during adjournment of the Senate

12-29

Membership

12-3(2)(f)

Changes

12-5

Participation of non-members

12-28(2)

Quorum

12-27(2)

Report

Adoption deemed moved

12-30(1)

Deposited with Clerk

12-31

Maximum period for consideration

12-30(5)

Minimum period for consideration

12-30(2)

Referral back to committee

12-30(3)

Senator in question may not vote on report

12-30(6)

When report deals with a former senator

12-30(4)

F

Facilitators see Leaders or Facilitators

Final reply see Debate, Rules of

Fisheries and Oceans, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(11)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(4)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Free Conferences see Messages to the Senate and Relations between the Houses

G

Galleries see Visitors, Invited Persons and Strangers

Government Business

Consideration

4-13(2)

Motion to adjourn

6-10(1)

Ordering

4-13(3)

Priority of

4-13(1)

Government Responses to Reports see Committee Reports

Governor General see also Messages to the Senate and Relations between the Houses

Address to

Debatable

5-8(1)(i)

Notice

5-6(1)(b)

Journals sent to

14-3

Royal prerogative

14-2

Royal Recommendation

10-7

H

Hansard see Debates of the Senate

House of Commons

Conferences see Messages to the Senate and Relations between the Houses

Joint committees see Standing Joint Committees

Journals

14-4

Messages between the houses

Commons disagreement with Senate amendments

16-3(2)

Messages from Commons read

16-2(2)

Messages relating to bills on which houses disagree

16-3(4)

Senate disagreement with Commons amendments

16-3(1)

Pre-study of Commons Bills

Notice of motion to refer the subject matter of a bill

10-11(2)

Referral of subject matter of bill to committee

10-11(1)
Human Rights, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(14)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Membership

12-3(2)(d)

I

Inquiries

Debatable

5-8(2)

Notice given orally and in writing

5-1

Preambles—restriction

5-9

Subject of inquiry—restriction

5-2

Two days' notice

5-6(2)

Withdrawal of notice

5-10(2)

Withdrawal or modification after debate has started

5-10(1)

Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, Standing Committee 12-7(1)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Membership

12-3(2)(a)

Senate Administrative Rules

12-7(1)(b)

Senator on leave of absence or suspended

15-3(2)(4), 15-4(6)

J

Joint Committees see Standing Joint Committees

Journals of the Senate

Binding

14-6

Committee membership changes recorded

12-5

Committee of the Whole, proceedings recorded

12-32(2)

Copies to Governor General

14-3

Declaration of private interest recorded

15-7(1)

Printing of report of committee expenses

12-26(4)

Publishing

14-5

Record of documents

Tabled in the Senate

14-1(5)

Tabled through the Clerk

14-1(7)

Searching of Journals

14-4

Tributes in publications

4-3(5)

L

Language see Unparliamentary Language

Leaders or Facilitators

Committees

Ex officio members

12-3(3)

Notice of membership changes must be signed by

12-5

Consultation for extended adjournment

3-6(2)

Oral questions to Leader of the Government

4-8(1)(a)

Ordering of Government Business, determined by Leader or Deputy Leader of the Government

4-13(3)

Request for tributes

4-3(1)

Tabling of Government Response

12-24(3)

Tabling of papers dealing with administrative responsibilities of Government

14-1(1)

Time Allocation

Agreement

7-1(1)

Motion

7-1(2)

Without agreement, announcement

7-2(1)

Time in debate see Speaking Times

User fee proposals see User Fees Act, Rules referring to

Leave of the Senate

Explanation

1-3(2)

No leave to extend tributes

4-3(3)

To suspend a provision of the Rules

1-3(1)

Leaves of Absence and Suspensions

Absence obligatory

15-2(3)

Access to resources

15-3(1)(b), 15-3(2), 15-4(6)

Authorized leaves of absence and suspensions

15-2(1)

Avoiding disqualification

15-2(4)

Deductions from sessional allowance

15-3(1)(a), 15-3(4)

Deductions restored

15-3(3)

Duration of leave of absence

15-4(3)

Duration of suspension

15-5(2)

Leave of absence for accused Senator

15-4(2)

Leave of absence reinstated

15-4(4)

Notice of charge

15-4(1)

Presumption of innocence

15-4(5)

Preventative measure

15-2(2)

Report of conviction

15-5(3)

Senate resources in case of leave of absence

15-4(6)

Suspension of Senator

15-5(1)
Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(7)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Legislative Committees see Special and Legislative Committees

Legislative Process see Bills, Public

Library of Parliament, Standing Joint Committee 12-4(a)

See also Committees and Standing Joint Committees

M

Membership of Committees see Committees

Messages to the Senate and Relations between the Houses

Attendance before House of Commons

Penalty

16-4(4)

Senate officers and employees attending before Commons

16-4(3)

Senators attending before the Commons

16-4(1)

Voluntary attendance by Senators

16-4(2)

Conferences

Bills on which houses disagree

16-3(4)

Free conference

16-3(5)

Speaking at conferences

16-3(6)

Messages between the Houses

Commons disagreement with Senate amendments

16-3(2)

Messages from Commons read

16-2(2)

Messages relating to bills on which houses disagree

16-3(4)

Preparing reasons

16-3(3)

Senate disagreement with Commons amendments

16-3(1)

Sending and receiving messages

16-2(1)

Messages from the Crown

Access to Senate Chamber

16-1(1)

Adjournment delayed after receipt of message

16-1(4)

Fixing time for event

16-1(2)

If a vote underway

16-1(3)(b)

Interruption of debate

16-1(7)

Reading of messages

16-1(3)(a)

Standing vote may be postponed if in conflict with message

16-1(6)

Suspension of sitting after receipt of message if necessary

16-1(5)

Ministers see Cabinet Ministers

Motions

Debatable motions

5-8(1)

Dilatory and procedural motions during Routine Proceedings

4-6(2)

Motion to adjourn Government Business

6-10(1)

Motion to adjourn Other Business

6-10(2)

Motion to hear another Senator

6-4(2)

Motions allowed during debate

6-8

Motions to adjourn the Senate

More than one motion—restriction

5-13(5)

Motion to adjourn always in order

5-13(1)

Motion to adjourn put immediately

5-13(3)

Standing vote on motion to adjourn

5-13(4)

Who may move motion to adjourn

5-13(2)

Motions to be seconded

5-11

No motions on resolved questions

5-12

No notice for certain motions

5-7

Non-debatable motions

5-8(3)

One days' notice for certain motions

5-5

Preambles—restriction

5-9

Question of Privilege

Motion relating to case of privilege

13-6

Substantive motion

13-2(2)

Rescission after five days' notice

5-12

Two days' notice for certain motions

5-6(1)

Withdrawal of notice

5-10(2)

Withdrawal or modification once moved

5-10(1)

N

National Finance, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(5)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

National Security and Defence, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(15)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Membership

12-3(2)(e)

Notice

Absent Senator

5-3

Committee meetings

12-15(1)

Private bills

11-14

Emergency debate

 

Content

8-2(1)

Non-receipt of notice

8-2(3)

Order of receipt

8-3(1)

Sent to Clerk

8-1(2)

Translation and distribution

8-2(2)

Inquiries, two days’ notice

5-6(2)

Motions

Five days' notice for rescission

5-12

No notice in committee

12-20(1)(d),
12-32(3)(h)

No notice required for certain motions

5-7

One day’s notice for certain motions

5-5

Two days' notice for certain motions

5-6(1)

Objectionable notice

5-4

Question of Privilege

Non-receipt of notice

13-3(3)

Oral notice

13-3(4)

Order of receipt

13-5(3)

Question of privilege without notice

13-4

Sent to Clerk

13-3(1)

Translation and distribution

13-3(2)

Without notice

13-4

Written notice

13-3(1)

Substantive amendments to private bills

11-16

Substantive motion and inquiry given orally and in writing

5-1

Withdrawal of notice

5-10(2)

Notice Paper see Order Paper and Notice Paper

O

Official Languages, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(3)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Membership 12-3(2)(c)

Order and Decorum

Disputes between Senators

2-9(1)

Disruption during sitting

2-8

Interruption of proceedings

2-6(1)

Redress of grievance

2-9(2)

Senator called to order

2-7(4)

Suspension of sitting due to grave disorder

2-6(2)

When Speaker addresses the Senate

2-7(3)

When Speaker in the chair

2-7(1)

When Speaker leaves the chamber

2-7(5)

When Speaker rises

2-7(2)
 

Order Paper and Notice Paper

Items dropped after 15 days without being considered

4-15(2)

Notice given orally and in writing

5-1

Objectionable notice

5-4

Written questions

4-10(1)

Orders of Reference see Committees

Orders of the Day

Consideration of Government Business

4-13(2)

Consideration of Other Business

4-14

Item dropped after 15 sittings days without being considered

4-15(2)

Item not disposed of

4-15(1)

Ordering of Government Business

4-13(3)

Orders and notices called after Question Period

4-12

Orders of the Day to be called at 8 p.m. or noon

4-16(1)

Possible interruption at 8 p.m. or noon

4-16(2)

Priority of Government Business

4-13(1)

Other Business

Consideration

4-14

Motion to adjourn

6-10(2)

 

P

Parliament of Canada Act, Rules referring to

Acts of Speaker pro tempore and Acting Speaker valid

2-4(3)

Deductions from sessional allowance

15-1(3)

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

12-7(1)

Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

12-4(a)

Petitions

Corporations

11-1(2)

Individuals

11-1(1)

On behalf of public meetings

11-1(3)

Petitions for Private Bills

Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills

Appointment of Examiner

11-3(1)

Examination of petitions

11-3(2)

If petition is defective

11-3(4)

If petition is in order

11-3(3)

Private bill introduced after petition and examination

11-2(1)

Points of Order

Not allowed during Routine Proceedings or Question Period

4-11(3)

Points of order relating to Routine Proceedings or Questions Period

4-11(1)

Speaker's duty to rule on

2-1(1)(b)

Speaker's Rulings

Appeals of rulings

2-5(3)

Arguments

2-5(1)

Explanation of rulings

2-5(2)

Speaker does not participate in debate if required to rule

2-3

Powers of Committees see Committees

Prayers 4-1

Pre-study of Bills see Bills, Public

Previous Question

Adopting previous question

6-9(5)

Application of previous question

6-9(2)

Defeating previous question

6-9(6)

Form of question

6-9(1)

No previous question in committee

6-9(3)

No previous question in Committee of the Whole

12-32(3)(g)

Speaking after previous question moved

6-9(4)

Prima Facie see Questions of Privilege

Private Bills see Bills, Private

Privilege see Questions of Privilege

Pro forma Bill see Bills, Public

Procedure for Dealing with Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential Committee Reports and Other Documents or Proceedings

Appendix IV

Process of Debate see Debate

Provincial Representations to Senate Committees Appendix II
Public Galleries see Visitors, Invited Persons and Strangers

Q

Question Period

No debate during Question Period

4-8(2)

Oral questions

4-8(1)

Oral questions answered in writing

4-9

Questions to

Committee chair concerning activities

4-8(1)(c)

Leader of the Government concerning public affairs

4-8(1)(a)

Ministers concerning responsibilities

4-8(1)(b)

Start of Question Period and limit of 30 minutes

4-7

Supplementary questions

4-8(3)

Questions of Privilege

Breach of Privilege

Criteria for priority

13-2(1)

Duty to preserve privileges

13-1

Substantive motion

13-2(2)

Case of Privilege

Continuation of debate on motion on case of privilege beyond ordinary time of adjournment on first day of debate

13-6(6)

Debate may be adjourned

13-6(5)

Debate on motion

13-6(2)

Limit of three hours

13-6(4)

Motion relating to case of privilege

13-6(1)

Speaking time on motion

13-6(3)

Vote deferred

13-6(7)

Vote on case of privilege automatically deferred in certain circumstances

13-6(8)

Where emergency debate or question of privilege follows motion on case of privilege

13-6(11)

Where Orders of the Day completed

13-6(9)

Where Orders of the Day not completed

13-6(10)

Consideration

13-5(1)

Debates to be in succession

13-5(4)

Order of consideration

13-5(3)

Prima facie determination by Speaker

13-5(5)

Speaker does not participate in debate

2-3

When question of privilege without notice considered

13-5(2)

Notice

Non-receipt of notice

13-3(3)

Oral notice

13-3(4)

When request for emergency debate

4-4(2)

Question of privilege without notice

13-4

Translation and distribution

13-3(2)

Written notice

13-3(1)

Questions of privilege relating to Routine Proceedings or Question Period

4-11(2)

Quorum

Bells for quorum call

3-7(2)

Business adjourned if lack of quorum

3-7(4)

Called

3-7(2)

Committees

Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators, Standing Committee

12-27(2)

General

12-6

Meeting without quorum

12-17

Selection, Committee of

12-2(6)

Subcommittees

12-12(3)

Lack of quorum at time of meeting

3-2(3)

Lack of quorum during sitting

3-7(3)

Prayers when quorum present

4-1

Senate, quorum of fifteen

3-7(1)

Sitting adjourned

3-7(3)

R

Reports of Committees see Committee Reports

Rescission see Motions

Right of final reply see Debate, Rules of

Routine Proceedings

Dilatory and procedural motions during Routine Proceedings

4-6(2)

Items

4-5

Standing votes deferred during Routine Proceedings

4-6(1)

Royal Assent

No motion to adjourn while awaiting message

16-1(8)
Royal Prerogative 14-2
Royal Recommendation 10-7

Rules and Practices, Application of

Explanation of suspension

1-3(2)

Primacy of Rules

1-1(1)

Privileges unaffected

1-2

Suspension of a rule

1-3(1)

Unprovided Cases

1-1(2)

Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament, Standing Committee 12-7(2)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Membership 12-3(2)(b)

S

Scrutiny of Regulations, Standing Joint Committee 12-4(b)

See also Committees and Standing Joint Committees

Selection, Committee of

Appointment

12-1

Committee neither standing nor special

12-2(5)

Nomination of members of standing or standing joint committee

12-2(2), 12-4

Nomination of Speaker pro tempore

12-2(1)(a)

Powers

12-2(4)

Proportionality

12-1

Quorum

12-2(6)
Senate Administrative Rules, Rules referring to see Committees and Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, Standing Committee

Senate Bills see Bills, Public

Senate Sessional Allowance (Deductions for Non-attendance) Regulations, Rules referring to

Deductions from sessional allowance

15-1(3)

Senate Sessional Allowance (Suspension) Regulations, Rules referring to

Deduction if suspended

15-3(1)

Deductions restored

15-3(3)

Senators Attendance Policy, Rules referring to

Deductions from sessional allowance

15-1(3)

Senators' Statements

Emergency debate request instead of Senators' Statements

4-4(1)

Exception

4-4(2)

Evening suspension delayed when extended

4-2(8)(b)

Extending time

4-2(8)(a)

Fifteen minutes

4-2(2)

Limitations

4-2(5)(b)

Limited to three minutes each

4-2(3)

No debate

4-2(6)

No motions during

4-2(7)

Priority to oral notice of question of privilege

4-2(4)

Senators' Statements to take place after Prayers

4-2(1)

Subject matter

4-2(5)(a)

Tributes see Tributes

Sittings of the Senate

Adjournment Periods

Adjournment extended

3-6(2)

Non-receipt of notification

3-6(4)

Notification of recall or extension

3-6(3)

Recall of Senate during adjournment

3-6(1)

Recall or extension if Speaker absent

3-6(5)

Interrupted Business

 

Evening suspension at 6 p.m.

3-3(1)

Delayed if Senators' Statements extended

4-2(8)(b)

Delayed if voting at 6 p.m.

3-3(2)

Item under debate at adjournment

3-5(1)

Orders of the Day not disposed of at adjournment

3-5(2)

Ordinary time of adjournment

3-4

Sittings

Adjournment Friday to Monday

3-1(2)

Bells ring before meeting

3-2(2)

Lack of quorum at time of meeting

3-2(3)

Ordinary time of meeting

3-1(1)

Speaker enters chamber

3-2(1)

Smoking Prohibited

In committee

12-21

In Senate

2-8(c)

Social Affairs, Science and Technology, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(9)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Speaker of the Senate

Absence of Speaker

2-4(2)

Acts of Senators replacing Speaker valid

2-4(3)

Adjournment extended

3-6(2)(3)

Announcement before a vote of declaration of private interest

9-7(1)(a)

Extending time for Senators’ Statements

4-2(8)(a)

Interrupt proceedings to maintain order, power to

2-6(1)

Leaving the chair during suspension or ringing of the bells

2-7(6)

Limitation with respect to Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators

2-1(2)

Objectionable notice

5-4

Orders strangers to withdraw

2-13(2)

Participation in debate

2-3

Proof of charge tabled

15-4(1)(b)

Recall of the Senate

3-6(1)(3)

Recognizes Senators in debate

6-1

Speaker's duties

2-1(1)

When right of final reply exercised

6-12(3)

Speaker's Rulings

Appeals of rulings

2-5(3)

Arguments

2-5(1)

Explanation of rulings

2-5(2)

Prima facie determination on questions of privilege

13-5(5)

Speech from the Throne reported

2-2

Suspend sitting in case of grave disorder, power to

2-6(2)

Urgency of emergency debate decided by Speaker

8-3(5)

Voting

9-1

When Speaker addresses the Senate

2-7(3)

When Speaker in the chair

2-7(1)

When Speaker leaves the chair

2-4(1)

When Speaker leaves the chamber

2-7(5)

When Speaker rises

2-7(2)

Speaker pro tempore

Absence of Speaker

2-4(2)

Acts valid

2-4(3)

Nomination

12-2(1)(a)

Term of Appointment

12-2(1)(b)

When Speaker leaves the chair

2-4(1)

Speaker's Rulings see Speaker of the Senate

Speaking Times

Adjourn own debate on Other Business

4-15(3)

Certain tabled reports

12-22(6)

Committee of the Whole

12-32(3)(d)

During emergency debate

8-4(3)

During request for emergency debate

8-3(3)

Motion on case of privilege

13-6(3)

Motion to allocate time

7-3(1)(f)

Senators' Statements limited to three minutes each

4-2(3)

Speeches to be timed by Clerk

6-3(2)

Time limits, general

Critic of a bill

6-3(1)(c)

Leaders or Facilitators

6-3(1)(a)

Others

6-3(1)(d)

Sponsor of a bill

6-3(1)(b)

Tributes

4-3(2)(4)

Yielding to another Senator for debate

6-5(1)

Special and Legislative Committees

Legislative Committees

12-11

Special Committees

12-10(1)

Special Committees—mover of a motion as member

12-10(2)

Speech from the Throne

Speech from the Throne reported

2-2
Sponsor of a bill see Speaking times

Stages of Legislative Process see Bills, Public

Standing Committees of the Senate

Appointment and general mandates

12-7

Aboriginal Peoples

12-7(13)

Agriculture and Forestry

12-7(10)

Banking, Trade and Commerce

12-7(8)

Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

12-7(12)

Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

12-7(16)

Fisheries and Oceans

12-7(11)

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

12-7(4)

Human Rights

12-7(14)

Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

12-7(1)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

12-7(7)

National Finance

12-7(5)

National Security and Defence

12-7(15)

Official Languages

12-7(3)

Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

12-7(2)

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

12-7(9)

Transport and Communications

12-7(6)

Duration of membership

12-2(3)

Nomination of members

12-2(2)

Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

12-27(1)

Power to conduct inquiries and report

12-9(1)

Power to send for persons and papers and to publish papers

12-9(2)

Quorum

12-6

Standing Joint Committees

Duration of membership

12-2(3)

In camera meetings

12-16(2)

Library of Parliament

12-4(a)

Nomination and membership

12-2(2), 12-4

Power to conduct inquiries and report

12-9(1)

Power to send for persons and papers and to publish papers

12-9(2)

Scrutiny of Regulations

12-4(b)

Standing Votes see Voting

Statutory Instruments Act, Rules referring to

Standing Joint Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations

12-4(b)

Strangers see Visitors, Invited Persons and Strangers

Subcommittees

Appointment

12-12(1)

In camera meetings

12-12(5)

Membership

12-12(2)

Procedure

12-12(4)

Quorum

12-12(3)

Reports

12-12(6)

Subject Matter of a Bill see Bills, Public

Supply Bills see Bills, Public

Supreme Court Act, Rules referring to

Reference of private bill to Supreme Court

11-18

Suspensions see Leaves of Absence and Suspensions

T

Tabling Documents and Accounts

Record of documents tabled

 

In Journals and Debates if tabled in the Senate

14-1(5)

In Journals if tabled through the Clerk

14-1(7)

Royal prerogative

14-2

Tabling by Government

14-1(1)

Tabling by other Senators

14-1(3)

Tabling during debate

14-1(4)

Tabling ordered by Senate

14-1(2)

Tabling through Clerk

14-1(6)
Terminology

Appendix I

Time Allocation

Motion to Allocate Time

Procedure for debate

7-3(1)

Resuming debate after evening suspension

7-3(2)

Time-Allocated Government Orders of the Day

Automatic adjournment after completion in certain cases

7-4(6)

Debate on time-allocated government item resumes if interrupted for another item of business

7-4(4)

Debate resumes if interrupted for deferred vote

7-4(3)

Debate to continue beyond ordinary time of adjournment and no evening suspension

7-4(2)

Government order to which time is allocated

7-4(1)

Question put on time-allocated order

7-4(5)

With Agreement

Agreement to allocate time

7-1(1)

Motion on agreement to allocate time

7-1(2)

Question on agreement to allocate time put immediately

7-1(3)

Without Agreement

Content of motion to allocate time

7-2(5)

Motion to allocate time made an order of the day

7-2(3)

No agreement to allocate time

7-2(1)

Notice of motion to allocate time

7-2(2)

Only one stage of a bill

7-2(4)

Time limits on speeches see Speaking Times

Transport and Communications, Standing Senate Committee 12-7(6)

See also Committees and Standing Committees of the Senate

Tributes

Acknowledgements of tributes

4-3(4)

Duration of fifteen minutes

4-3(1)

Limited to three minutes each

4-3(2)

No leave extended to tributes

4-3(3)

Printed in publications

4-3(5)

Requested by leader or facilitator

4-3(1)

When request for emergency debate

4-4(2)

U

Unparliamentary Language

Objectionable speeches

6-13(1)

Retractions and apologies

6-13(3)

Unparliamentary language taken down

6-13(2)

User Fees Act, Rules referring to

Referral to committee

12-8(2)

Report on user fees

12-22(5)

V

Visitors, Invited Persons and Strangers

Clearing of galleries

2-13(3)

Distinguished visitors

2-11

Former Senators and current members of House of Commons, seats for

2-10

Galleries

Clearing

Motion

2-13(1)

Without motion

2-13(2)

Locked during vote

9-8(2)

Ministers

Participation in Committee of the Whole

12-32(4)

Participation in proceedings in chamber

2-12(1)

Prior motion not required for Speaker or chair of Committee of the Whole to clear galleries

2-13(2)

Rules and practices apply

2-12(2)

Strangers ordered to withdraw

2-13(1)

Witnesses see Committees

Voting

Committee, Announcement before a vote of declaration of private interest

12-20(2)

Deferred standing votes

Bells to be rung once for a series

9-10(6)

During Routine Proceedings

4-6(1)

Item of Government Business subject to time allocation

7-4(5)

Motion on case of privilege

13-6(8)

No adjournment until after deferred vote

9-10(7)

No deferral in relation to consequential business

9-10(5)

Report of Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators on conduct of an individual Senator

12-30(4)

Requested by a whip

9-10(1)

Time for deferred vote

9-10(2)(4)

Vote deferred only once

9-10(3)

Vote deferred to Friday

9-10(4)

General Principle

Questions decided by majority of voices

9-1

Speaker can vote

9-1

Procedure

9-7

Standing votes

Adjournment suspended during vote

9-9

Announcement before a vote of declaration of private interest

9-7(1)(a)

Bells

Appeal of Speaker's ruling

2-5(3)

Dilatory and procedural motions during Routine Proceedings

4-6(2)

Fifteen-minute bells for scheduled vote

9-6

For quorum call

3-7(2)

Motion to adjourn the Senate

5-13(4)

Ordinary procedure for determining the duration of bells

9-5

Speaker may leave the chair for duration of the bells

2-7(6)

No debate after vote called

9-4

Procedure for standing vote

9-7(1)

Public galleries locked

9-8(2)

Request of two Senators

9-3

While vote is in progress

9-8(1)

Withdrawal or change of vote

9-7(2)

Voice votes

9-2(1)

Procedure

W

Whip

Deferred standing vote

9-10(1)

To Friday

7-4(5)(d)
9-10(4)

Extending time for Senators’ Statements

4-2(8)(a)

Ordinary procedure for determining the duration of bells

9-5

Witnesses see Committees

Written Questions and Delayed Answers

Delayed answers

4-10(3)

Replies to written questions

4-10(2)

Written questions

4-10(1)