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Biographical Notes – Charles Robert

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Charles Robert’s career on Parliament Hill began over 35 years ago, with service at the Library of Parliament and House of Commons before he joined the Senate in 1991.

Since March 2015, he has served as Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments.

Among his achievements are the development of the first dedicated manual on the day-to-day conduct of Senate sittings and rules, Senate Procedure in Practice, and the initiation of and participation in the work of the Standing Committee on Rules Procedures and the Rights of Parliament on the first comprehensive report on Canadian parliamentary privilege in our Parliament’s history. He also oversaw a complete revision of the Rules of the Senate to simplify, clarify and modernize the foundational text.

Mr. Robert also exercised formal duties related to protocol in national and international inter-parliamentary relations and has written and published extensively on parliamentary topics.

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