15 regulations that members must comply to the national Assembly

15 règlements que les députés doivent respecter à l’Assemblée nationale

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If the deputies enjoy parliamentary immunity in the room, however, they are forced to submit to a myriad of regulations, in order to respect the order and decorum of the Assembly.

Here are 15 rules that they must adhere to on a daily basis in the blue Room:

1. When the president entered the blue room, the mps (and the public) should stand up.

2. At the invitation of the president, the deputies to observe a moment of recollection before the meeting of the Assembly.

3. At the end of the session, the mps (and the public) must rise and remain in their place, in silence, as long as the speaker has left the Chamber.

15 règlements que les députés doivent respecter à l’Assemblée nationale

4. During the question period, mps must refrain from applauding.

5. When a member is speaking, he may not appoint the chair or another member other than by its title.

6. When the chairman rises, the member who is speaking must sit down. All members must remain seated until the president is standing.

15 règlements que les députés doivent respecter à l’Assemblée nationale

7. In the room, the deputies are to dress in neat dress, and of circumstance which is similar to a attire.

8. They should avoid wearing any clothing or accessory that could adversely affect the decorum of the Assembly, or hinder the expression of others.

9. It is forbidden to wear a badge or lapel pin-partisan during parliamentary proceedings.

15 règlements que les députés doivent respecter à l’Assemblée nationale

10. It is forbidden to pass between the speaker’s chair and the member who has the floor and between the mass placed on the table and the armchair of the president. The mass is the symbol of the authority of the Assembly, and moving between it and the chair, constitutes a breach of decorum.

11. The members must greet the president with a slight inclination of the head every time they circulate in the central aisle.

15 règlements que les députés doivent respecter à l’Assemblée nationale

12. Members do not have the right to tear a bill in the course of their intervention.

13. The consumption of food and beverages is strictly prohibited in the Assembly hall.

15 règlements que les députés doivent respecter à l’Assemblée nationale

14. Members do not have the right to bang on their desks.

15. The deputies should avoid using several words and expressions to which a non-exhaustive list is available here.

The regulations listed in this article are derived from Regulations and other rules of procedure of the national Assembly and The parliamentary procedure in Québec.

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