Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 155, Number 47: PARLIAMENT

November 20, 2021


First Session, 44th Parliament


Standing Order 130 of the House of Commons respecting notices of intended applications for private bills:

130. (1) All applications to Parliament for private bills, of any nature whatsoever, shall be advertised by a notice published in the Canada Gazette; such notice shall clearly and distinctly state the nature and objects of the application, and shall be signed by or on behalf of the applicants, with the address of the party signing the same; and when the application is for an act of incorporation, the name of the proposed company shall be stated in the notice. If the works of any company (incorporated, or to be incorporated) are to be declared to be for the general advantage of Canada, such intention shall be specifically mentioned in the notice; and the applicants shall cause a copy of such notice to be sent by registered letter to the clerk of each county or municipality which may be specially affected by the construction or operation of such works, and also to the secretary of the province in which such works are, or may be located. Every such notice sent by registered letter shall be mailed in time to reach its destination not later than two weeks before the consideration of the proposed bill by the committee to which it may be referred; and proof of compliance with this requirement by the applicants shall be established by statutory declaration.

(2) In addition to the notice in the Canada Gazette aforesaid, a similar notice shall also be published in some leading newspaper as follows:

(3) All such notices, whether inserted in the Canada Gazette or in a newspaper, shall be published at least once a week for a period of four consecutive weeks; and when originating in the Province of Quebec or in the Province of Manitoba shall be published in English in an English newspaper and in French in a French newspaper, and in both languages in the Canada Gazette, and if there is no newspaper in a locality where a notice is required to be given, such notice shall be given in the next nearest locality wherein a newspaper is published; and proof of the due publication of notice shall be established in each case by statutory declaration; and all such declarations shall be sent to the Clerk of the House endorsed “Private Bill Notice.”

For further information, please contact the Private Members’ Business Office, House of Commons, West Block, Room 314-C, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, 613‑992‑9511.

Charles Robert
Clerk of the House of Commons