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House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Third Edition 2017 (print)
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Directed by Marc Bosc and André Gagnon

Thorough research and careful interpretations have made House of Commons Procedure and Practice a respected authority on parliamentary procedure, explaining how business is conducted in the House of Commons and in committees, as well as how the work of Members is governed. It is the most comprehensive source of procedural information available to the broader parliamentary community.

All of the material in this edition is presented with full commentary on the historical circumstances which have shaped the current approach to parliamentary business. Key Speakers's rulings and statements are also documented and the considerable body of practice, interpretation and precedents is amply illustrated. Extensive footnote references support the text and offer additional insights into the developement of the current rules and practices.

This third edition of House of Commons Procedure and Practice is not only a look back at the period from January 2009, when the Second Session of the Fortieth Parliament opened, to the beginnings of the Forty-Second Parliament, but also a historical overview of how the customs and practices of our parliamentary system have developed and changed.

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About the Author

During his more than 31 years with the House of Commons, Marc Bosc has served nine Parliaments and seven Speakers. Prior to assuming his role as acting Clerk, he served as Deputy Clerk from May 2005 to August 2014, as Clerk Assistant, Committees, from 2000 to 2005, as Principal Clerk, Committees and Parliamentary Associations, in 2000, and as Deputy Principal Clerk from 1993 to 1999. He began his career in 1986 as a procedural clerk, serving within numerous directorates, and has been a Table Officer since 1994. He is a past president of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments, in addition to being a member of other clerksat- the-table associations. He has contributed articles on parliamentary procedure to The Journal of the Society of Clerks-at-the-Table in Commonwealth Parliaments (The Table) and to the Canadian Parliamentary Review. In 1988, he edited The Broadview Book of Canadian Parliamentary Anecdotes.

André Gagnon has been Deputy Clerk, Procedure, since August 2017. Prior to that he had been Acting Deputy Clerk since September 2014. He started his career at the House of Commons in 1990 and has held positions in several areas, including Clerk Assistant in the Committees Directorate 2008 to 2014 and in the House Proceedings Directorate 2005 to 2008, Principal Clerk in the Journals Branch, and Deputy Principal Clerk in the International and Interparliamentary Affairs Directorate. He has been a Table Officer since 1998. A member of several associations of table officers, Mr. Gagnon is very active within La Francophonie and has been serving as one of the vice-presidents of the Association des secrétaires généraux des parlements francophones since 2006.