“Speaker of the House of Commons”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

The Speaker presides over the House of Commons, ensuring that its rules and traditions are respected. The Speaker represents the Commons in dealings with the Senate and the Crown and is also responsible for the administration of the House and its staff. The Speaker has a diplomatic and social role in hosting visits by heads of state and heads of government who come to Parliament. The Speaker is elected to the position by other Members at the beginning of a new Parliament or when a vacancy occurs.

Source: Glossary of Parliamentary Terms for Intermediate Students, Parliament of Canada.