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  Speaker (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a country's lower house of parliament or congress (i.e., the House of Commons or House of Representatives).
Often the speaker performs his duties in a non-partisan manner, but in the United States, the Speaker is the most powerful position in the United States House of Representatives and participates in legislating.
Speaker of the Riksdag (Speaker of the Swedish parliament)
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 Canadian House of Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The new Canadian Parliament consisted of the Queen (represented by the Governor General), the Senate and the House of Commons.
The Speaker's chair is at one end of the Chamber; in front of it is the Table of the House, on which rests the ceremonial mace.
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 Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs.
The Speaker's role in Canada is similar to that of Speakers elsewhere in other countries that use the Westminster system (see Speaker of the House of Commons).
The Speaker's counterpart in the upper house is the Speaker of the Canadian Senate.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Speaker_of_the_Canadian_House_of_Commons   (823 words)

  
 Canadian House of Commons -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Moreover, the Government of Canada is responsible solely to the House of Commons; the (The person who holds the position of head of state in England) Prime Minister stays in office only as long as he or she retains the support of the Lower House.
The new Canadian Parliament consisted of the (The wife or widow of a king) Queen (represented by the Governor General), the Senate and the House of Commons.
The House of Commons elects a presiding officer, known as the (Someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)) Speaker, at the beginning of each new parliamentary term, and also whenever a vacancy arises.
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 Speaker of the Canadian Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The role of the speaker is to oversee debate and votes in the upper house, rule on questions of parliamentary procedure and represent the Senate at official state functions.
The speaker is thus involved in state visits and often meets foreign dignitaries in the speaker's chambers on behalf of Parliament and sometimes is sent abroad to represent the Canadian government at official functions.
The equivalent of the Speaker of the Senate in Britain is the Lord Chancellor of the House of Lords.
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 PILDAT > Events
PILDAT-Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency, in association with the Canadian High Commission at Islamabad, held a Roundtable Discussion in honour of the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons on January 11, 2005 at Hotel Serena, Islamabad.
Speakers at the Discussion included the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, Mr.
In her comments, Ms Jean Augustine, Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons said that the accountability and transparency were crucial features of the Canadian political system.
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 Speakers of the Canadian House of Commons - Historical Role of the Speaker of the House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Speakers of the Canadian House of Commons - Historical Role of the Speaker of the House of Commons
Speakers must be authoritative without being overbearing; dignified but not lacking in wit or humour and capable of maintaining a distance from other members without appearing aloof.
The Speaker is denied the right to participate in debate in the House and cannot vote except in the case of a tie.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/about/people/key/SP-BL/hoc-cdc/intro-e.htm   (2115 words)

  
 Canadian House of Commons
The Act also delineates that the Speaker is to preside at all meetings of the House of Commons, and establishes the Speaker’s right to a casting vote in the event of ties, which is the only time when the Speaker has a right to vote.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, the position I held in the last Parliament, is not an elected one, as the Speaker’s office is. Instead, the newly elected Prime Minister appoints a Member to this position, as well as appointing Members to other positions, such as Assistant Speakers.
However, the Deputy Speaker is entitled to engage in debate and participate in voting, unless acting in the role of Speaker in the Speaker’s absence.
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 CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Parliament: House of Commons: Speaker
The Speaker is also the Chairman of the Board of Internal Economy which is responsible for the administration of the 1500 House of Commons employees and its annual budget which exceeds $200 million.
Moreover, the Speaker is the representative of the House of Commons in its relations with the Crown, the Senate, and authorities outside Parliament.
Milliken was appointed Deputy Speaker of the House and Chairman of the Committees of the Whole House.
www.craigmarlatt.com /canada/government/house_speaker.html   (568 words)

  
 New Brunswick Broadcasting Co. v. Nova Scotia (Speaker of the House of Assembly), [1993] 1 S.C.R. 319   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Speaker of the House of Assembly ruled against the media's demands because he was of the view that they would interfere with the decorum and efficacious proceedings of the House.
Sid M. Tarrabain, Edward J. Lieber and Michael P. Ritter, for the interveners the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Yukon.
Gale Welsh, for the intervener the Speaker of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland.
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 All speaker of the house Information Directory - home-shoppe.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Speaker of the House of Representatives - The Hon Neil Andrew MP
A short biography and outline of the role of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Peter Milliken elected Speaker of the House of Commons
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1891 Canadian election as Liberal Member of Parliament for Rouville, Quebec and represented the riding continuously until his retirement prior to the 1911 Canadian election.
After the Liberals won the 1896 Canadian election, Brodeur was appointed deputy speaker and became Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons following the 1900 Canadian election.
Prior to the 1911 Canadian election, Brodeur retired from politics and was appointed by Laurier to a seat on the Supreme Court of Canada.
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 Bambooweb: Speaker of the House
In many nations, especially those with the Westminster System of government, the position of Speaker, modelled after the British office, is largely a ceremonial official charged with enforcing procedural rules.
In the Republic of Ireland the Speaker is deemed to have been elected if they seek re-election; in the United Kingdom it is a constitutional convention that no major party will put up a candidate against the 'Speaker seeking re-election'.
In the United States, the Speaker is the most powerful position in the United States House of Representatives and participates in legislating.
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 Speakers of the Canadian House of Commons - Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Morton, Mildred, The administrative organization of the House of Commons: the role of the Speaker and the senior officers, Updated 14 January 1986 by Bruce Carson, Ottawa: Law and Government Division, Research Branch, Library of Parliament, 1986.  7 leaves.
J.G. Blanchet, Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada." Canadian Illustrated News 19 (Feb. 22, 1879): 117.
James Cockburn, Q.C., Speaker of the House of Commons." Canadian Illustrated News 3 (Mar. 4, 1971): 132‑3.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/about/people/key/SP-BL/hoc-cdc/res-e.asp   (3432 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Alexander (Jim) Jerome (born March 4 1933) is a Canadian jurist and former politician and Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons.
He took the seat in the 1968 Canadian election, however, and became the Liberal MP for the Sudbury riding.
In the 1979 Canadian election, Jerome considered following the precedent set by his predecessor, Lucien Lamoureux and running as an independent as is the custom of the Speaker of the British House of Commons.
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 Carcross Staff- Cindy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In a 1938 speech in the House of Commons, Martha Black noted that furs and minerals were the Yukon’s main exports: “In 1935the Yukon produced $ 1,263,567 in gold; $ 90,165 in silver; $ 7,250in lead; $ 3,483 in coal; $ 25,575 in oil, and $ 230,070 in furs, making a total of $ 1,620,114.
Over the years, Martha was, in succession, wife, mother, and independent businesswoman, and after her 1904 marriage to George, political wife, Chatelaine of Government House, war worker, lecturer, correspondent, artistic botanist, writer, and wife of the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons.
She was also one of the popular after-dinner speakers in the House of Commons.
www.yesnet.yk.ca /schools/carcross/yukonwomen/martha.htm   (908 words)

  
 Speaker (politics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In most cases a speaker is elected from amongst the members of the assembly by the members, and no whip (politics)whip/s are allowed in the selection.
Ceann Comhairle (Speaker of the Republic of IrelandIrish Dáil/)
Former Speaker Neil Andrew was back in parliament for the unveiling of his official portrait by acclaimed realist painter Robert Hannaford.
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Canadian parliamentary expert Peter Dobell says Russia’s choice of participants in the G-8 speakers summit is worth watching.
Speaker Hastert, 60, was elected to the third most powerful job in American politics in 1999.
He also made sure the Canadian speaker is officially part of the New York remembrance ceremonies to honour victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks this coming Wednesday.
www.la.utexas.edu /~seant/speaker.doc   (1062 words)

  
 CANADA (House of Commons - Chambre des Communes)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Elections were held for all members of the House of Commons following the premature dissolution of this body on 27 April 1997.
In the wake of the premature dissolution of the House of Commons, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien (Liberal Party) announced the date on the general elections on 27 April.
The voting outcome in general underlined the pronounced regionalisation of Canadian politics, with each party, besides the Liberals, being backed mainly on geographical basis (Reform Party in west, BQ in Quebec, Progressive Conservative Party (PCP) in the east) except for the socialist New Democratic Party (NDP), headed by Ms.
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 Missiles, Bombs, and the Canadian Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lets forget that this is the CANADIAN House of Commons, and that all MPs, by law, are Canadian citizens.
The dispute began when a separatist MP complained that too many Canadian flags were displayed in the Canadian pavilion of the Olympic Village during the recent Nagano games in Japan.
This so-called threat to Quebecers prompted the BQ to request that all Canadian flags be banned for use by other MPs, as props which is clearly banned according House rules.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Lobby/7200/politics/flags.html   (353 words)

  
 The Nation
ISLAMABAD - Canadian House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken Tuesday met with leaders of Opposition parties in National Assembly and discussed with them the status of democracy in Pakistan.
The Canadian and Pakistani parliamentarians also discussed the role of Opposition in their respective countries and learnt from each other the facilities of research and library being given to the Opposition members in their respective Houses, said a Press release.
The Speaker of Canada advised the Opposition to use its numerical strength and the media to express their views.
www.nation.com.pk /daily/jan-2005/12/index8.php   (261 words)

  
 Canadian Studies Program
Canadian Studies is pleased to co-sponsor the screening of Shake Hands With The Devil: the Journey of Romeo Dellaire, documentary film by Peter Raymont on Monday, October 17th.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Canadian Studies in collaboration with the Center for French and Francophone Studies, the Romance Studies Department as well as the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Canadian and Quebec governments.
Canadian Studies was pleased to host a recent visit by a delegation of officials from the Foreign Ministry, some of whom came from Ottawa and others from the Embassy in Washington and the Consulates in Atlanta and Raleigh.
www.jhfc.duke.edu /canadianstudies/newsletter.html   (2357 words)

  
 Category:Speakers of the Canadian House of Commons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category lists Speakers of the Canadian House of Commons.
Members of the Canadian House of Commons
Historical Members of the Canadian House of Commons
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 Dictionary of Australian Biography Sa-Sp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He re-entered the house as a nationalist candidate in 1930, and was minister for mines and railways in the Mitchell government until 1933.
Some of these girls were asked to come to her house on Sundays and describe the conditions in which they worked, and there leading politicians such as B.
His health compelled his frequent absence from debates, but he was still a power in the house, and his speech against the proposal of the Peacock (q.v.) government that there should be a convention to consider the reform of the Victorian parliament, was largely responsible for it being laid aside.
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 Articles - Timothy Anglin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
New Brunswick entered Confederation as a province in 1867 and Anglin won a seat in the new Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Gloucester in the country's first general election.
Anglin was forced to resign as Speaker and as an MP, but was re-elected to the House of Commons in the by-election that was held to fill his seat.
He remained in the House of Commons until he lost his seat in the 1882 election.
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