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Making a Presentation in Parliamentary Committee Without a Brief

During a general consultation organized by a parliamentary committee of the National Assembly, citizens may make a brief presentation to the committee to express their point of view on the subject of the consultation without having to submit a brief. To do so, they must send in a request to make a presentation.

Each request is forwarded to the members of the committee for their consideration. The MNAs choose the persons they will hear at the public hearings from among the requests received.

The clerk of the committee holding the consultation then communicates with each person selected to advise them on how to prepare the presentation. During public hearings, a maximum period of 45 minutes is set aside for all presentations.

Only private citizens may send in a request to make a presentation without submitting a brief. Organizations that wish to take part in a consultation and the public hearings must prepare a brief.

Sending in a Request to Make a Presentation

First select a general consultation from among those appearing in the zone entitled “Taking part in a Consultation” on the home page of the Parliamentary Proceedings section.

  1. Click on the title of the consultation to go to its web page.
  2. Click on the link to open the form entitled “Making a Presentation Before a Parliamentary Committee Without a Brief”.
  3. Fill out the form online or download it to fill it out by hand and mail it in.
  4. In the “Presentation Summary” field, set out in general terms the content of the presentation you wish to make. This field may accommodate the equivalent of five pages of text: the printed version of your text on the form should be no longer than five pages.

To Learn More

For more on sending in a request to make a presentation before a parliamentary committee, contact the Parliamentary Committees Directorate.

  • Telephone: 
    • Québec City area: 418-643-2722
    • Toll-free: 1-866-337-8837
  • Fax: 418-643-0248
  • Email:

Each of the committees can also be reached by email.


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