REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE THuRsday, May 28, 2009

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration 

has the honour to present its

SEVENTH REPORT


     Your Committee wishes to inform the Senate that on May 7th, 2009 your Committee adopted revised guidelines for International Travel. 

     Therefore your Committee requests that the Senate Administrative Rules be amended as follows: 

 (a) in chapter 4:03, 

(i) by replacing subsection 5(1) with the following: 

  “5. (1) One point shall be deducted from a Senator’s travel points for each four-day period, or portion thereof, of a return national trip or of a return trip to Washington, D.C., or New York City, undertaken under section 13.1.”, and 

(ii) by replacing subsection 13.1(1) with the following: 

  “13.1 (1)  A Senator is entitled to make, for the purpose of carrying out the Senator’s parliamentary functions, a total of four return trips per fiscal year from anywhere in Canada to Washington, D.C., or, in respect of United Nations-related matters, New York City.”; and 

(b) in chapter 6:01, on page 2, in the text before the breakdown of the daily allowance for meal and incidental expenses, by replacing the words “in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.,” with the following:   

“in Washington, D.C. or in New York City,”.

Respectfully submitted,

GEORGE J. FUREY, Q.C./C.R.
Chair


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