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  Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Canada - Elections to the House of Commons
On November 28, 2005, the House of Commons passed the no-confidence motion by a vote of 171 to 133, and the government was forced to call an early general election - held in January 2006 - in which the Liberals lost to the Conservatives.
The Parliament of Canada consists of a lower chamber, the House of Commons, whose members are directly elected by universal adult suffrage for a maximum term of five years, and an upper chamber, the Senate, whose members are appointed on a provincial basis and may hold office until they are 75 years of age.
House seats are allocated among the provinces in proportion to the size of their populations.
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  Biocrawler:Featured article candidates/Speaker of the British House of Commons - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After a rather lengthy dispute, it was decided that the article on the House itself should be at British House of Commons, rather than House of Commons of the United Kingdom, or United Kingdom House of Commons, or some other form.
The salary is in the British pound and it would be helpful to have that figure in United States dollar or euro which more people would be familiar with.
I would submit that the Speaker does not behave in any particular fashion, as he or she is entirely impartial and non-partisan (as is covered by a separate section of the article).
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 Speaker of the British House of Commons Information
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.
Thus, the Speaker may disallow a closure, which seeks to end debate and immediately put the question to a vote, if he or she finds that the motion constitutes an abuse of the rules or breaches the rights of the minority.
The Speaker does not vote in the division, except when the Ayes and Noes are tied, in which case he or she must use the casting vote.
www.bookrags.com /Speaker_of_the_British_House_of_Commons   (4215 words)

  
 Office of the Clerk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although the Clerk's title is derived from that of the Clerk of the British House of Commons, the duties are similar to those prescribed for the Secretary of the Continental Congress in March 1785.
Along with the other House officers, the Clerk is elected every 2 years when the House organizes for a new Congress.
The majority and minority caucuses nominate candidates for the House officer positions after the election of the Speaker.
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  Speaker of the British House of Commons information - Search.com
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.
Thus, the Speaker may disallow a closure, which seeks to end debate and immediately put the question to a vote, if he or she finds that the motion constitutes an abuse of the rules or breaches the rights of the minority.
The Speaker does not vote in the division, except when the Ayes and Noes are tied, in which case he or she must use the casting vote.
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 Speaker of the United States House of Representatives - dKosopedia
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives.
The Speaker is currently second (after the Vice President) in line to succeed to the U.S. presidency in the case of death or resignation of the President.
The Speaker is considered a partisan officer, unlike the nonpartisan Speaker of such bodies as the British House of Commons.
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 Country Information, a world portal on countries, politics and governments
The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate.
The House of Commons was established in 1867, when the British North America Act 1867 created the Dominion of Canada, and was modelled on the British House of Commons.
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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 CanadaInfo: For More Information: Site Map
Former Deputy Speakers of the House of Commons
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Former Leaders of the Government in the House of Commons
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 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 26 Jun 2003 (pt 10)
House of Commons Hansard Debates for 26 Jun 2003 (pt 10)
Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the outcome of the final negotiations on the reform of the common agricultural policy, which concluded in Luxembourg at 6.35 am, UK time.
It is hard to overstate the importance of this morning's agreement in transforming the core elements of the common agricultural policy and laying down a new direction for its future evolution.
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 State Representative Pedro Marin - Georgia Gwinnett District 96
The most significant piece of legislation handled by the Georgia House of Representatives during the first week of the 2007 session was House Resolution 13, which passed unanimously and is aimed at rescuing the PeachCare for Kids program.
House Bill 1059, now awaiting the governor’s signature, would mandate that sex offenders who receive life sentences serve at least 25 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole (up from the current 14 years), followed by permanent electronic monitoring.
State Rep. Pedro Marin (D-Duluth) is congratulated by House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) as one of 25 members of the General Assembly who graduated in the inaugural class of the Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute.
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 Kids in the House - Meet the Clerk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Clerk also organizes the House at the beginning of each new Congress, oversees the operation of the House Floor, and maintains its official records.
On April 1, 1789, John Beckley from Virginia was elected the first Clerk, after the election of the House Speaker.
The Clerk's title and duties originated in the British House of Commons.
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 Speaker of the House of Commons: 12 May 2005: House of Lords debates (TheyWorkForYou.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Speaker of the House of Commons: 12 May 2005: House of Lords debates (TheyWorkForYou.com)
Michael Martin, we are commanded to assure you that Her Majesty is so fully sensible of your zeal in the public service, and of your ample sufficiency to execute the arduous duties which her faithful Commons have selected you to discharge, that Her Majesty does most readily approve and confirm you as their Speaker.
Mr Speaker, we have it further in Command to inform you that Her Majesty does most readily confirm all the rights and privileges which have ever been granted to or conferred upon the Commons by Her Majesty or any of her Royal predecessors.
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 M.P. Levene of London Ltd
The Speaker was surprised to discover that every December, Parliament had to borrow one when the annual service for Jewish legislators was held in his house - it did not possess its own Menorah.
The Menorah was consecrated in December 2003 by the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Dr. Jonathan Sacks.
The Speaker then held a short service in his house in front of a distinguished audience of Jewish legislators and their staff.
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 Welcome to the Lucha Noerager Vogel Program on Moral Courage
The Right Honorable Lord Weatherill D.L. The 2003 speaker in the series was The Right Honorable Lord Weatherill D.L., a former Speaker of the British House of Commons.
Lord Weatherill was speaker of the House of Commons from 1983 to 1992 and is currently convenor of the Cross Bench Peers in the House of Lords.
In 1989 he established an all-party Commission on Citizenship 'to focus on the kind of society we should seek to leave to our heirs and successors.' He is founder and president of the Institute for Citizenship Studies, deputy lieutenant of Kent, and plays an active role in many charities, including the Industry and Parliament Trust."
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 UK Parliament - Directories - MPs and Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Further information about MPs in the House of Commons is available from the House of Commons Information Office.
Further information about Peers in the House of Lords is available from the House of Lords Information Office.
The costs associated with these delegations are funded by both Houses of Parliament.
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 George Galloway MP’s official website | Welcome
Which is a bit like a judge hearing a gang of armed robbers had burgled a house and murdered the inhabitants as the cops arrived, then jailing the chairman of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme for raising the alarm.
And insisting we could be attacked in 45 minutes when he knew this was bollocks; and ignoring his own intelligence that this would make us targets for terrorism; and ignoring the UN and the weapons inspectors, so assisting in the creation of mass carnage, while he swans off to make millions from his memoirs.
You might have thought that the basis of a suspension from the House of Commons for bringing it into disrepute would be somewhat stronger than that George Galloway said mean things about the committee's motives.
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 UK Parliament - Index - ALL
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 House leadership - Congresspedia
The Speaker of the House is the highest ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Speaker is the second in line to follow the president should he become unable to hold office (following the Vice President of the United States), as dictated in the Presidential Succession Act of 1947.
The House Minority Leader serves as the minority party’s counterpart to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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 Speaker of the House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But a reverance for our Creator, principles of humanity, and the dictates of common sense, must convince all those who reflect upon the subject, that government was instituted to promote the welfare of mankind, and ought to be administered for the attainment of that end.
Yet, however blinded that assembly may be, by their intemperate rage for unlimited domination, so to sight justice and the opinion of mankind, we esteem ourselves bound by obligations of respect to the rest of the world, to make known the justice of our cause.
Fruitless were all the entreaties, arguments, and eloquence of an illustrious band of the most distinguished peers, and commoners, who nobly and strenuously asserted the justice of our cause, to stay, or even to mitigate the heedless fury with which these accumulated and unexampled outrages were hurried on.
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The Speaker, who controls proceedings, sits on a raised chair at one end of the Chamber with the government party to the right and the opposition to the left.
The benches and carpets are green – the colour traditionally associated with the House of Commons.
House of Commons committees meet in smaller rooms upstairs in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House which is a modern building next door to the Palace.
www.explore.parliament.uk /Parliament.aspx?id=123&subSection=true   (261 words)

  
 The American Pageant
British officials wisely had no intention of asking the colonials to help pay off this crushing burden.
If they had obtained it, any gouty member of the  House of Commons could have proposed an oppressive tax bill for the colonies, and the American representatives, few in numbers, would have stood bereft of a principle with which to resist.
Houses of unpopular officials were ransacked, their money was stolen, and stamp agents were hanged on liberty poles, albeit in effigy.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / “The House shall chuse their Speaker…”
When the House meets, with the Clerk of the previous House in the chair temporarily, these candidates are formally nominated, and then the members-elect solemnly vote for one or the other of them.
Like the British Speakers, the American Speakers were not to harangue the House nor engage in factional politics, and the first American Speaker, Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania, met that mark: a portly, prosperous mediocrity who made an ideal moderator.
The fifth Speaker, Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina, elected in 1801, was the friend and ally of President Jefferson and frankly a party stalwart, as was his successor, Joseph Varnum of Massachusetts, elected Speaker in 1807.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1977/2/1977_2_26.shtml   (2913 words)

  
 Lowther, Right Hon. J.W., The Mother of Parliaments
The reason is that the House of Commons is itself a microcosm of the people of the United Kingdom Its members exhibit all the best qualities of the British people, and I think they exhibit also some of their failings.
The best qualities of the British people, as exhibited in the House of Commons, may be briefly summed up, I think, as being a strong love of justice, fair play to minorities however small, (hear, hear) a keen sense of honour, and above all, an overwhelming desire and determination for a clean and pure administration.
Of course we are not logical It is the glory of the British world, it is the glory of England, it is the glory of the daughters and sons of England, that her unwritten constitution is illogical.
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 Role as Speaker of the House--Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, 14th District of Illinois
The position of the Speaker combines several roles: the institutional role of presiding officer and administrative head of the House, the partisan role of leader of the majority party in the House, and the representative role of an elected Member of the House.
The Constitution does not describe the office of the Speaker or his duties, nor was there any significant discussion of the office during the Constitutional Convention.
The use of the title “Speaker” probably has its origins in the British House of Commons, where the presiding officer acted as the chamber’s spokesman to the Crown, but any assumptions the authors of the Constitution had for the office undoubtedly also drew upon their own experiences in colonial legislatures and the Continental Congress.
www.house.gov /hastert/speaker/intro.shtml   (215 words)

  
 The Speaker - House of Commons Canada - Speaker's Rulings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Boudria's argument is rooted in the practice and rules established by the British House of Commons during the 17th century when it resolved that the Commons and not the House of Lords should control all taxation and public expenditure.
The Standing Orders provide that the House may only consider taxation measures that have been initiated by a Minister through the usual Ways and Means procedures.
He ruled that as Speaker of the House, he had to be concerned with where the bill originated, for he was charged with defending the privileges of the House, particularly in a case involving the constitutional primacy of this House vis-à-vis the Senate in respect to the imposition of taxes.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/about/people/House/Speaker/rulings/ruling_3_5_2_e.html   (421 words)

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