Transcripts & Minutes
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.
A committees 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.
Subjet-matter of Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Senate tenure)
Motion to amend the Constitution of Canada (Western regional representation in the Senate)
- Issue No. 6, September 27 (in camera), October 4 (in camera) and October 19, 2006 (in camera)
- Issue No. 5, September 21, 2006
- Issue No. 4, September 20, 2006
- Issue No. 3, September 19, 2006
- Issue No. 2, September 7, 2006
- Issue No. 1, June 28 and September 6, 2006