Category Archives: Parliamentary Privilege

Parliamentary Oaths of Allegiance in the Westminster System


In Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, the MP must take the oath of allegiance in order to take his or her seat in the House and gain the emoluments of the office. I will list the oaths and briefly enumerate … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Privilege in the United States Congress


With so many American presidential candidates proclaiming the virtues of the Constitution of the United States of America, I sometimes take to re-reading my “pocket constitution” in order to verify their interpretations of its various clauses and amendments. I originally … Continue reading

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