Deborah Deller (1956- ) being sworn in as Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2007.
In Service to the Legislature
The following women hold positions that are impartial and independent of the provincial government and report directly to the Legislative Assembly. Their contributions help ensure that the law-making process in the province runs smoothly and works to the benefit of all Ontarians.
Deborah Deller, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2007-2016
The first female Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Ms. Deller has had a long career at the Legislature. Starting as a summer tour guide prior to entering university, Ms. Deller worked her way up to become a Committee Clerk and then Deputy Clerk before taking on the role of Clerk.
As Clerk, Ms. Deller was the principal authority on the practices and privileges of Ontario’s Parliament. She provided advice on procedural matters to the Speaker and all MPPs, assisting them with their role in the House. As chief administrative officer of the Office of the Assembly, she swore in newly elected MPPs.