An Act respecting the Office of Speaker of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada
- OFFICE OF SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA.
31 Victoria, c. 2 (Canada)
An Act respecting the Office of Speaker of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada.
[Assented to 21st December, 1867.]
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows
Office of Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada
1. Whenever the Speaker of the House of Commons, from illness or other cause, finds it necessary to leave the chair during any part of the sittings of the said House, on any day, be may call upon any member thereof to take the Chair and to act as Speaker during the remainder of such day, unless the Speaker himself resume the Chair before the close of the sittings for that day ; and the member so called upon shall take the Chair and act as Speaker accordingly ; and every Act passed and every order made and thing done by the said House of Commons, while such member is acting as Speaker, as aforesaid, shall be as valid and effectual to all intents and purposes, as if done while the Speaker himself was pressing in the Chair.
Speaker leaving the Chair may call upon a member to act as Speaker during his absence.