Committee of Selection

For more information, please contact:

Clerk: Blair Armitage - (613) 996-5588

Administrative Assistant: Brigitte Martineau - (613) 990-1101

General Information: (613) 990-0088 or 1-800-267-7362

Fax: 1-613-947-2104

Mailing Address:
Committee of Selection
The Senate of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1A 0A4


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The Committee of Selection, which is neither a standing nor special committee, has the mandate pursuant to the Rules of the Senate to nominate, through reports to the Senate, the Speaker pro tempore and the Senators to serve on the standing committees and standing joint committees. The committee is also empowered to propose to the Senate from time to time changes in the membership of a committee.