Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs

Issue 36 - Eleventh and Twelfth Reports of the Committee


TUESDAY, May 4, 1999

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has the honour to present its

ELEVENTH REPORT

Your Committee, to which was authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in accordance with Rule 86(1)h) to examine and report upon the ramifications to Canada:1. of the changed mandate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Canada's role in NATO since the demise of the Warsaw Pact, the end of the Cold War and the recent addition to membership in NATO of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic; and2. of peacekeeping, with particular reference to Canada's ability to participate in it under the auspices of any international body of which Canada is a member, respectfully requests that it be empowered to engage the services of such counsel and technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary, and to adjourn from place to place within and outside Canada for the purpose of such study.

Pursuant to Section 2:07 of the Procedural Guidelines for the Financial Operation of the Senate Committees, the budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that Committee are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN B. STEWART

Chairman


STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR SPECIAL STUDY - CANADA'S RELATION WITH NATO
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2000

Order of Reference

Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Tuesday, March 23, 1999:

The Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carstairs:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs be authorized to examine and report upon the ramifications to Canada:

1. of the changed mandate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Canada's role in NATO since the demise of the Warsaw Pact, the end of the Cold War and the recent addition to membership in NATO of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic; and

2. of peacekeeping, with particular reference to Canada's ability to participate in it under the auspices of any international body of which Canada is a member.

That the Committee hear, amongst others, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff;

That the Committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the Senate;

That the Committee have the power to permit coverage by electronic media of its public proceedings; and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than October 29, 1999.
After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Paul Bélisle

Clerk of the Senate

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES

Professional and Other Services

-

Transportation and Communications

$ 137,400.00

All Other Expenditures

-

TOTAL

$ 137,400.00

The foregoing budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on April 14, 1999.

The undersigned or an alternate will be in attendance on the date that this budget is being considered.

___________________________________________________
Date Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

___________________________________________________
Date Chairman, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

EXPLANATION OF COST ELEMENTS

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

1. London, Paris, Brussels and Bonn (0201) ( 10 days) 10 senators 2 staff

Air Transportation

12 x $5,250

$ 63,000.00

Ground transportation:

Taxi 12 x $100 (4 rides)

$ 1,200.00

Bus 8 days x $1,250

$ 10,000.00

Per diems: *

London 3 days x 12 x72Pounds = 2,592Pounds

$ 6,125.00

Paris 2 days x 12 x 445Francs = 10,680Francs

$ 2,550.00

Brussels 3 days x 12 x2,900BF = 104,400BF

$ 4,040.00

Bonn 2 days x 12 x108DM = 2,592DM

$ 2,085.00

Hotel accommodation:

10 days x 12 x $295

$ 35,400.00

Meeting Rooms 8 x $500

$ 4,000.00

Workings Meals:

8 x $750

$ 6,000.00

Contingencies:

$ 3,000.00

$ 137,400.00

Exchange rate: Royal Bank April 12, 1999

2.3620Pounds 0.2385Francs 0.03868BF 0.8041DM

TOTAL

$ 137,400.00

The Senate administration has reviewed this budget application.

__________________________________________________________________ _________________
Gary O'Brien, Principal Clerk of Committees and Private Legislation Directorate Date

__________________________________________________________________ _________________
Siroun Aghajanian, Director of Finance Date


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

TUESDAY, April 27, 1999

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined and approved the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000 for the purpose of its Special Study on Canada's relations with NATO as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday March 23, 1999. The said budget is as follows:

Professional and Other Services

$ 0

Transport and Communications

137,400

All Other Expenditures

0

TOTAL

$ 137,400

Respectfully submitted,

WILLIAM ROMPKEY

Chairman


TUESDAY, May 4, 1999

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has the honour to present its

TWELFTH REPORT

Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, November 19 1997, in accordance with Rule 86(1)h) to study and report on the consequences for Canada of the emerging European Monetary Union and on other related trade and investment matters.

Pursuant to Section 2:07 of the Procedural Guidelines for the Financial Operation of Senate Committees, the budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that Committee are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN B. STEWART

Chairman


STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR SPECIAL STUDY - EUROPEEN MONETARY UNION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2000

Order of Reference

Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Wednesday, November 19, 1997:

The Honourable Senator Stewart moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lewis,

That the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs be authorised to examine and report on the consequences for Canada of the emerging European Monetary Union and on other related trade and investment matters;

That the committee have power to engage the services of such counsel and technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary for the purpose of its examination and consideration of the said order of reference;

That the committee have power to adjourn from place to place inside and outside Canada; and

That the committee report from time to time and submit its final report no later than December 15, 1999.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Paul C. Bélisle

Clerk of the Senate

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES

Professional and Other Services

-

Transportation and Communications

$ 36,000.00 *

All Other Expenditures

-

TOTAL

$ 36,000.00 *

The foregoing budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on April 14, 1999.

The undersigned or an alternate will be in attendance on the date that this budget is being considered.

__________________________________________________
Date Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

__________________________________________________
Date Chairman, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

NOTE: Travel expenses are included in the budget of the Canada's relation with NATO study as both studies are being conducted consecutively, this realizing cost savings.

EXPLANATION OF COST ELEMENTS

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

1. London, Paris, Brussels and Bonn (0201) ( 14 days)

1 staff devoted only to the EMU study

Air Transportation

$ 5,250

$ 5,250.00

Ground transportation:

Taxi $100 (4 rides)

$ 100.00

Per diems: *

London 4 days x 72Pounds = 288Pounds

$ 675.00

Paris 3 days x 445Francs = 1,335Francs

$ 315.00

Brussels 4 days x 2,900BF = 11,600BF

$ 445.00

Bonn 3 days x 108DM = 324DM

$ 255.00

Hotel accommodation:

14 days x $295

$ 4,130.00

Sub-total

$ 11,170.00

4 additional days, one in each city devoted specifically to EMU

10 senators 2 staff

Ground transportation:

Bus 2 days x $1,250

$ 2,500.00

Per diems: *

London 1 days x 12 x 72Pounds = 864Pounds

$ 2,030.00

Paris 1 days x 12 x 445Francs = 5,340Francs

$ 1,265.00

Brussels 1 days x 12 x 2,900BF = 34,800BF

$ 1,340.00

Bonn 1 days x 12 x 108DM = 1,296DM

$ 1,035.00

Hotel accomodation:

4 days x 12 x $295

$ 14,160.00

Meeting Rooms 2 x $500

$ 1,000.00

Workings Meals:

2 x $750

$ 1,500.00

$ 36,000.00

Exchange rate: Royal Bank April 12, 1999

2.3620Pounds 0.2385Francs 0.03868BF 0.8041DM

TOTAL

$ 36,000.00

The Senate administration has reviewed this budget application.

__________________________________________________________________ ________________
Gary O'Brien, Principal Clerk of Committees and Private Legislation Directorate Date

__________________________________________________________________ ________________
Siroun Aghajanian, Director of Finance Date


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

TUESDAY, April 27, 1999

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined and approved the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000 for the purpose of its Special Study on the emerging European Monetary Union, as authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, November 19, 1997. The said budget is as follows:

Professional and Other Services

$ 0

Transport and Communications

36,000

All Other Expenditures

0

TOTAL

$ 36,000

Respectfully submitted,

WILLIAM ROMPKEY

Chairman


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