Implementing a Secret Ballot Vote for Speaker Pro Tempore

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Implementing a Secret Ballot Vote for Speaker Pro Tempore

Selection Committee – January 25, 2021:

Senators debate whether to implement a secret ballot system to fill the speaker pro tempore position for the remainder of the parliamentary session.

On December 9, 2020, the committee nominated Pierrette Ringuette as the interim Senate Speaker Pro Tempore, the acting speaker whenever the speaker is unable to oversee a sitting of the Senate. Senator Ringuette’s nomination has yet to be confirmed through a vote via secret ballot in the Senate.