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Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate nomination deadline
July 3, 2015, 12:00 AM EDT
As explained in the Parliament of Canada Act, the Parliamentary Poet Laureate may:
- write poetry, especially for use in Parliament on important occasions
- sponsor poetry readings
- advise the Parliamentary Librarian regarding the Library’s collection and acquisitions to enrich its cultural materials, and,
- perform other related duties at the request of the Speaker of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Commons, or the Parliamentary Librarian.
The Poet is free to determine his or her specific activities within these parameters.