In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons is elected by fellow MPs and performs the same duties as in other nations (see Speaker of the House of Commons). Traditionally in Canada the speaker was appointed by the Prime Minister, but in 1986 this was changed and they are now selected by secret ballot. The speaker remains a sitting MP, but only votes on matters in the case of a tie. In Canada it is also the speaker's responsibility to manage the House of Commons and supervise its staff. It is also the Speaker's duty to act as a liaison with the Senate and the Crown. The Speaker of the House of Commons has an official residence just outside Gatineau, Quebec, just across the river from Ottawa. The current speaker is OntarioLiberal MP Peter Milliken.
All of Canada's province's also have a Speaker of the House of Commons with much the same roles.
Parliamentary Library of Canada - contains biograhpies of all of Canada's speakers and information on the historical developmetn and curretn role of the position.
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