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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Foreign Affairs

Issue 1 - First Report of the Committee

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

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


Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such legislation and other matters as were referred to it, reports, pursuant to Rule 104 of the Rules, that the expenses incurred by the committee during the First Session of the Thirty-eighth Parliament are as follows:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

Professional and Other Services $ 718.00
All Other Expenditures $ 102.44
Total $ 820.44

2. With respect to its special study on issues relating to foreign relations in general:

Professional and Other Services $ 2,733.23
Transportation and Communications $ 15,120.14
Total $ 17,853.37

3. With respect to its special study on Africa:

Professional and Other Services $ 6,756.57
Transportation and Communications $ 208,153.47
Witness Expenses $ 5,401.56
Total $ 220,311.60

4. With respect to its special study on the Performance Reports for the period ending March 31, 2004:

Professional and Other Services $ 298.75
Total $ 298.75

During the session under consideration, your committee considered seven (7) orders of reference, held thirty-nine (39) meetings, heard from one hundred and thirty-nine (139) witnesses and submitted nine (9) reports in relation to its work.

Your committee examined two (2) bills and reported thereon without amendment.

Your committee travelled on a fact-finding visit to Africa from October 6 to 23, 2005, as well as to the head offices of the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund from November 8 to 11, 2005.

Respectfully submitted,