Parliament of Canada Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-1)

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Stricter provisions by regulation of either House

 The Senate or the House of Commons may make regulations, by rule or by order, rendering more stringent on its own members the provisions of this Act that relate to the attendance of members or to the deductions to be made from sessional allowances.

  • R.S., c. S-8, s. 40.

Salaries and Additional Allowances of Members Before April 1, 2004

Marginal note:Presiding officers

 There shall be paid to the following members of the Senate or House of Commons annual salaries equal to the remuneration reference amount referred to in section 54.1 multiplied by the following percentages:

  • (a) the Speaker of the Senate, 17.6 per cent;

  • (b) any member of the Senate occupying the recognized position of Speaker pro tempore of the Senate, 7.3 per cent;

  • (c) the Speaker of the House of Commons, 24 per cent;

  • (d) the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, 12.5 per cent;

  • (e) the Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House of Commons, 5.1 per cent;

  • (f) the Assistant Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House of Commons, 5.1 per cent;

  • (g) any member — except one who receives a salary under the Salaries Act — occupying the position of Chair of a Standing or Special Committee of the Senate or House of Commons or a Standing or Special Joint Committee, other than the Liaison Committee of the House of Commons and the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, 3.6%; and

  • (h) any member — except one who receives a salary under the Salaries Act — occupying the position of Vice-Chair of a Standing or Special Committee of the Senate or House of Commons or a Standing or Special Joint Committee, other than the Liaison Committee of the House of Commons and the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, 1.9%.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 60;
  • 1998, c. 23, s. 2;
  • 2001, c. 20, s. 4;
  • 2003, c. 16, s. 10.
Marginal note:Parliamentary Secretaries

 Commencing on January 1, 2001, a Parliamentary Secretary shall be paid an annual salary equal to the remuneration reference amount referred to in section 54.1 multiplied by 5.1 per cent.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 61;
  • 1998, c. 23, s. 3;
  • 2001, c. 20, s. 4.
Marginal note:Additional allowances

 Commencing on January 1, 2001, there shall be paid to the following members of the Senate or the House of Commons additional annual allowances equal to the remuneration reference amount referred to in section 54.1 multiplied by the following percentages:

  • (a) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Leader of the Government in the Senate, except any such member in receipt of a salary under the Salaries Act, 24 per cent;

  • (b) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, 11.5 per cent;

  • (c) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, 11.5 per cent;

  • (d) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, 7.3 per cent;

  • (e) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Government Whip in the Senate, 3.6 per cent;

  • (f) the member of the Senate occupying the position of Opposition Whip in the Senate, 2.2 per cent;

  • (g) the member occupying the position of Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, 24 per cent;

  • (h) each member of the House of Commons, other than the Prime Minister or the member occupying the position of Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, who is the leader of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House, 17.1 per cent;

  • (i) each of the members occupying the positions of Chief Government Whip and Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Commons, 9.1 per cent;

  • (j) each of the members occupying the positions of Deputy Government Whip and Deputy Opposition Whip and the position of Whip of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons, 3.6 per cent;

  • (k) the member occupying the position of Opposition House Leader in the House of Commons, 12.5 per cent; and

  • (l) the member occupying the position of House Leader of a party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in the House of Commons, 5.1 per cent.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-1, s. 62;
  • 1998, c. 23, s. 4;
  • 2001, c. 20, s. 4.