REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

            Thursday, October 2, 2014

 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has the honour to table its

NINTH REPORT


 

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration agreed to table in the Senate the post-activity expenditure reports of Senate committees in order to increase the public’s understanding of committee budgets and expenditures.

 

This responds to an increased demand for transparency regarding Senate expenses. 

 

Therefore, your committee now tables the following committee post-activity expenditure reports for 2013-2014 (2nd Session, 41st Parliament), which are appended to this report:

 

Agriculture and Forestry (Research and innovation efforts in the agriculture sector)

Activity 1:  Ontario (Fact-finding mission)

 

Budget       

$22,556

Expenditures   

$  5,648

Surplus           

$16,908

 

Fisheries and Oceans (Aquaculture)

Activity 1:  British Columbia (Fact-finding mission and public hearings)    

 

Budget    

$172,017

Expenditures    

$  79,817

Surplus

$  92,200

 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Legislation)

Activity 1:  Brockville, Ontario (Fact-finding mission)

 

Budget         

$4,394

Expenditures          

$   715

Surplus  

$3,679

 

National Security and Defence (International security and defence relations)

Activity 1:  Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA (Fact-finding mission)        

 

Budget         

$65,120

Expenditures  

$27,696

Surplus       

$37,424

 

Transport and Communications (CBC/Radio‑Canada)

Activity 1:  Winnipeg, Edmonton, Yellowknife (Fact-finding mission)       

 

Budget

$80,597

Expenditures 

$31,455

Surplus

$49,192

 

Respectfully submitted,

NOËL A. KINSELLA

Chair