On Wednesday, June 21, 2006 the Senate appointed a Special Committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the Senate Reform or any other related matter referred to it by the Senate. The Committee also studied the subject-matter of Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Senate tenure) and a Motion to amend the Constitution of Canada (western regional representation in the Senate). The Committee tabled its first and second reports on these matters on October 26, 2006.
The Committee's mandate has ended for the 1st Session of the 39th Parliament. These pages include links to the Special Committee’s reports, evidence, membership and media releases for the period between June 2006 and October 2006. For further information, please refer to the “Contact” section.
Some reports from committees are administrative in nature. They are for the purposes of reporting past expenses, requesting powers (to travel, to televise, for example) or to request budgetary approval. Other reports reflect the decisions of the committee on the work they are doing and are more substantive in nature. These would include reports on legislation or interim and final reports on special studies.
- Second Report: The motion to amend the Constitution of Canada (western regional representation in the Senate)
- First Report: The subject-matter of Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Senate tenure)