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Political Science
POLI 1119

Clerk of the House and Sergeant-at- Arms Clerk of the House (Audrey O’Brien) o Responsible to the Speaker of the House o Responsible for the official paperwork of the House o Sits in a desk in front of the Speaker during session o Offers procedural advice to the Speaker o Her staff knows everything inside out within the rules of HOC and other jurisdictions (provincial legislation, Britain, Australia etc.) o They are neutral o Chairs Clerks Management Group, which is the team that runs the House of Commons o Additionally, recorders are present in the House to record all transaction, known as Hansard o Ensures that public always has access to what is going on; people know who voted on what o Allows the check on action that is going on the HOC o All proceedings translated into French or English as required o T
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