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Important Notices

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Site Management

The web pages are managed by the Library of Parliament. The Library of Parliament has the sole right and responsibility for the content that it posts on these web pages. The content contained on these web pages is updated on an ongoing basis, but may not be complete or current at all times. Access to the web pages and their contents is provided on an as is basis.

Parliamentary Privilege

As per the Constitution and the Parliament of Canada Act, the general and public law of Canada includes parliamentary privilege, which consists of the privileges, immunities and powers held, enjoyed and exercised by the Senate and the House of Commons, respectively, and their respective Members. Parliamentary privilege enables them to perform their constitutional functions free from external interference. Parliamentary privilege is one of the safeguards of the constitutional separation of powers.

The Parliament of Canada website contains parliamentary proceedings, papers, reports and research, which are protected by parliamentary privilege. You should be aware that if you reproduce or republish privileged materials, you may not be protected by parliamentary privilege.

Official Languages

The Official Languages Act applies to the Library of Parliament, which is committed to ensuring that information made available to the public and the services made available through these web pages are available in both English and French.


The Library of Parliament respects your privacy. Personal information that you directly provide is used for the purpose for which it is provided. Such information, as well as information that may be collected due to the browsing of this website by you, is kept in accordance with information management practices and may be used for security or other internal purposes.

Communicating with the Library of Parliament

If you communicate with us, we will use your personal information and any information you provide in order to respond to your inquiry. We do not use the information to create individual profiles. We also do not disclose the information to a third-party unless the inquiry relates to the third-party or a third-party needs to be consulted to provide you with a response. We do not disclose the information without your consent to anyone other than to those in the Library of Parliament who need to provide you with a response unless doing so is permitted or required by law.

Digital Markers (or “Cookies”)

A digital marker is a computer file created by a visitor’s web browser in order to remember certain pieces of information for a web server to reference during the same or subsequent visits to the website. Examples of digital markers are “cookies” or HTML 5 web storage.

You may adjust your browser settings to reject digital markers, including cookies, if you so choose. However, it may affect your ability to interact with these web pages.

Web Analytics

Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about web traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. Information in digital markers may be used for the purpose of web analytics to remember your online interactions with these web pages.

If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by disabling or refusing the cookies; or by disabling JavaScript within your browser. Disabling JavaScript will still permit you to access comparable information or services from our website. However, if you disable your session cookie option, you will still be able to access our public website, but you might have difficulties with some more advanced features.


These web pages have been produced for the purpose of providing Canadians and visitors with direct access to information about the Parliament of Canada.

The contents of these web pages are covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act and related regulations and international agreements. Permission to reproduce in whole or in part or otherwise use this content may be sought from the appropriate source.

The web pages may include material subject to copyright held by third parties, such as audio recordings. You should therefore be aware that you may need to seek permission from the third party to reproduce or otherwise use such material.

Trademark Notice

The Parliament of Canada Emblem – the official symbol of the Parliament of Canada – and the Library of Parliament logo, cannot be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Links to websites not under our control are provided solely for your convenience. We are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information provided by external sources. We do not offer any guarantee in that regard and are not responsible for the information found through these links, nor do we endorse the sites and their content unless otherwise specified.

You should also be aware that information offered by external sites to which these web pages link is not subject to the Official Languages Act and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Disclaimer of Liability

The Library of Parliament is not responsible for any damages that may result from the use of the contents of these web pages or from any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information under any cause of action.

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