Transcripts & Minutes

A committee's issues are the printed edited transcripts, available in both English and French, of the testimony received by the committee. While separate issues are often prepared for each meeting of a committee, at times a number of meetings may be contained in one issue. Also, a single issue will sometimes deal with more than one order of reference.

The fully translated and edited copy of the evidence is posted on the committee's site within a few weeks of a hearing. If you wish to receive a copy of testimony before the committee sooner, please send an e-mail message to the clerk and a copy of the unrevised floor transcript for the meeting will be sent to you by electronic mail as it becomes available. Please note that the transcript you receive will only be in the language actually used during the meeting. If you wish to cite an unrevised transcript, please obtain the consent of the person who spoke.


Develop and propose a mission and purpose statement for the Senate; and review the totality of its procedural rules as embodied in the Rules of the Senate and revise them so that they incorporate the multiple roles of the modern Senate


Pursuant to rule 12-7(2)(c), consideration of the orders and practices of the Senate and the privileges of Parliament


Examine the possibility of amending the Rules of the Senate to expressly give the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration the necessary discretion to meet in camera when required


Develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate to establish the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight


Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)


Election of the chair


Election of the deputy chair


Pursuant to rule 12-7(2)(a), consideration of amendments to the Rules of the Senate


Process for determining the composition of the Committee of Selection and the composition of each standing committee


Develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate relating to omnibus bills


Develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate relating to the use of the Order Paper and Notice Paper, particularly in relation to so-called "stood'' items


Case of privilege relating to the leaks of the Auditor General's report on the audit of the Senate


Examine and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate to allow and facilitate broadcasting of Senate proceedings


Organization Meeting