The Speaker of the House of Commons presides over sittings of the House of Commons , decides on questions of order, interprets the requirements of procedure, precedent and the Standing Orders, and acts as the Chairperson of the Board of Internal Economy (the governing body of the House).
The Speaker has the authority to represent the Government of Canada and the House abroad; he or she receives guests, delegates and foreign heads of state, representing the House, the Government and in some aspects, the Crown. However, he or she is quite discouraged from making any overtly partisan action during his or her term — to do so would likely constitute a prima facie breach of the privilege of Members.
The Next Speaker of the House of Commons
The most likely choice for the next Speaker was the Honourable Chuck Strahl ; however, since he has been appointed as a Minister of the Crown , that would no longer be possible; therefore,
who do you think should be elected the next Speaker of the House of Commons?