Deborah Deller (1956- ) being sworn in as Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2007.
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.