On November 12, 2015, Bev Shipley was sworn in as Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex. “It is an honour and a privilege to once again represent Lambton-Kent-Middlesex as Member of Parliament.” says MP Shipley.
Watch the video clip below for a quick look at the Swearing In Ceremony. This is an important process as explained in the Compendium of House of Commons Procedure :
Before a duly elected Member may take his or her seat and vote in the House of Commons, the Member must take an oath or make a solemn affirmation of allegiance or loyalty to the Sovereign and sign the Test Roll (a book whose pages are headed by the text of the oath or affirmation). When a Member swears or solemnly affirms allegiance to the Queen as Sovereign of Canada, he or she is also swearing or solemnly affirming allegiance to the institutions the Queen represents, including the concept of democracy and the democratic institution of Parliament. The obligation for Members to take the oath is found in the Constitution Act, 1867.