JANSE, Eric Mr

Acting Clerk of the House of Commons of Canada

Eric Janse was appointed Acting Clerk of the House of Commons in February 2023. As the chief executive of the House Administration, Mr. Janse supports all Members in their parliamentary functions and advises the Speaker and Members on the interpretation of parliamentary rules, precedents and practices.  Mr. Janse started his career at the House of Commons in 1992 and most recently served as Deputy Clerk, Procedure—a role he was appointed to in 2021.In this position, Mr. Janse provided corporate leadership and served to uphold and promote the vision, mission, and values of the House of Commons. As the head of Procedural Services, he oversaw the delivery of procedural and legislative support to the Speaker, Members of Parliament, and Officers of the House of Commons.Before that, Mr. Janse held various positions in Procedural Services, including Clerk Assistant of the Committees and Legislative Services Directorate, from 2015 to 2021, Clerk Assistant and Director General of International and Interparliamentary Affairs, from 2005 to 2015, and Principal Clerk of International and Interparliamentary Affairs from 2003 to 2004.A Table Officer since 1998, Mr. Janse has extensive experience providing advice and support to the Speaker and Members in the Chamber. He played a pivotal role in transitioning committees to hybrid proceedings during the pandemic and was instrumental in the development of the Parliament of Canada’s international program.Mr. Janse has also gained extensive knowledge of the functioning of other parliaments around the world as a member of the Association of Clerks-at-the-Table in Canada and a former secretary to the Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth.Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Mr. Janse holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Alberta. He is also a keen soccer player and a member of the Procedural Services team, the mighty “Standing DisOrders!” 

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