REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Standing SenateCommittee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT


Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, tables, pursuant to rule 12-26(2), the following report on expenses incurred for that purpose during the First Session of the Forty-first Parliament:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

2012-2013

General Expenses $ 0
Witness expenses 7,420
SUBTOTAL 7,420
TOTAL $ 7,420

2. With respect to its special study on the current state and future of Canada's energy sector (including alternative energy), authorized by the Senate on Thursday, June 16, 2011 :

2011-2012

General expenses $ 14,986
Activity 1: Alta. and B.C. 80,863
Activity 2: Man. and Sask. 69,586
Activity 3: Washington 0
Activity 4: Quebec 0
(Emergency Funds)
Witness expenses 11,821
SUBTOTAL 177,256

2012-2013

General Expenses $ 62,230
Activity 1: Quebec 0
Activity 2: Calgary 0
Activity 3: Calgary 0
Witness expenses 7,011
SUBTOTAL 69,241
TOTAL $ 246,497

3. With respect to its special study on the current state of the safety elements of the bulk transport of hydrocarbon products in Canada, authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 :

2012-2013

General Expenses $ 766
Activity 1: Hamilton and Sarnia 8,888
Activity 2: Calgary 28,526
Witness expenses 2,787
SUBTOTAL 40,967

2013-2014

General Expenses $ 11,987
Activity 1 of 2012-2013, 729
Hamilton and Sarnia (unused
airfare credit)
Activity 2 of 2012-2013, 3,787
Calgary (unused airfare credit)
Activity 1: Saint John, N.B. 31,628
and Halifax, N.S.
Activity 2: B.C. and U.S.A. 46, 203
(Seattle, Wash. and Valdez, AK)
Witness expenses 5,550
SUBTOTAL 99,884
TOTAL $ 140,851

In addition to the expenses for its studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges of $12.

During the session, your committee held 82 meetings (153.5 hours), heard 265 witnesses and submitted 12 reports in relation to its work. Your Committee examined 3 bills (S-15, C-47 and C-370), and received a total of 9 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

RICHARD NEUFELD

Chair