Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
House Speaker

House Speaker

Wondering who that person in Parliament is that looks like they’re wearing a tuxedo from a bygone era? You’ve definitely seen them in photos. That’s the Speaker, or House Speaker, or Speaker of the House. They are an MP elected by the House to preside over the House’s proceedings. More specifically, he or she is responsible for maintaining the peace in the House. No name calling, no insulting, no jeering, etc…And if you do, you’re out! Because the Speaker said so. So, basically, the Speaker is the House referee. Coincidence that they, like referees, wear black and white??