CPA Activities: The
New Speaker of the House
On November 6 John Bosley, 37, was elected Speaker
of the House of Commons. Born and educated in Toronto, Mr. Bosley was an
alderman in Toronto from 19741978. In 1979 he was elected as the Progressive
Conservative member of Don Valley West.
Re-elected in 1980 Mr. Bosley has held a
number of party and parliamentary positions. He was parliamentary secretary to
Prime Minister Joe Clark in 1979, opposition critic for cultural policy during
the last parliament, vice chairman of the Conservative task force on Revenue
Canada and a member of the committee that staked out the Conservative party
strategy during the constitutional debate.
Mr. Bosley's nomination by Prime Minister
Brian Mulroney was seconded by Opposition Leader John Turner and by Ed
Broadbent on behalf of the NDP.
New Chairman, Executive Committee, CPA
The Speaker of the Saskatchewan Legislative
Assembly Herb Swan was elected President at the Executive Committee of the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at the General Conference held in the
Isle of Man in October. This year Saskatchewan will host the General
New Speaker of the Senate
The new Speaker of the Senate is Guy
Charbonneau, 62, Born in Three Rivers he studied at Jean de Brébeuf college,
the University of Montreal and McGill University. Mr Charbonneau was a Montreal
insurance executive and successful fund raiser for the Conservative Party in
Quebec. He was appointed to the Upper House in 1979.
Changes at the Table
New Clerk Assistants have been appointed in
Manitoba and Alberta and one table officer has retired in Quebec.
In Alberta the Speaker of the Legislative
Assembly Gerard Amerongen announced the appointments of Robert Bubba
as Clerk Assistant and Charles P. Eliuk as Director of Administration.
Mr. Bubba has been associated with the Assembly since 1972, when he joined the
editorial staff of Alberta Hansard. He was appointed Associate Editor of
Alberta Hansard in December 1978 and Editor in December 1982.
Mr. Eliuk holds degrees in science and
commerce from the University of Alberta, and has held appointments in several
departments of the Alberta public service.
In Manitoba Beverly Bosiak is the new
Deputy Clerk replacing Gordon Mackintosh who resigned to attend the University
of Manitoba Law School.
Miss Bosiak was employed by the Manitoba
Association of School Trustees for ten years and held the position of Administrative
Officer for the past three years. As Deputy Clerk her responsibilities include
House and Committee administration and services, procedural advice, as well as
financial and personnel administration. She is the first woman to be appointed
Clerk-at-the-table in Manitoba.
In Quebec René Blondin, Secretary
General of the National Assembly has retired. He will remain as an advisor and
has been commissioned to prepare a book on parliamentary procedure in Quebec.
The Deputy Secretary General, Pierre Duchesne, has taken over Mr.
Blondin's duties on an acting basis.
In British Columbia Brian Smith, Attorney
General, announced that George MacMinn, Deputy Clerk has been made a
Q.C. (Queen's Counsel) in recognition of his 25 years service to the Assembly.
In Saskatchewan the table
officers will welcome an attachment from the United Kingdom in the person of Alan
Sandall, Clerk of the Committee of Ways and Means of the House of Commons