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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Foreign Affairs

Issue 4 - Second and Third Reports of the Committee


Thursday, June 22, 2006

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

SECOND REPORT

Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate on May 9, 2006 be authorized to examine and report on the development and security challenges facing Africa; the response of the international community to enhance that continent's development and political stability; Canadian foreign policy as it relates to Africa; respectfully requests that it be empowered to engage the services of such counsel and technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary for the purpose of its study, and to travel outside Canada for the purposes of such study.

Pursuant to section 2(1)(c) of Chapter 3:06 of the Senate Administrative Rules, 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,

HUGH SEGAL

Chair


STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON
FOREIGN AFFAIRS

AFRICA

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2007

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Tuesday, May 9, 2006:

The Honourable Senator Segal moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Di Nino:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs be authorized to examine and report on the development and security challenges facing Africa; the response of the international community to enhance that continent's development and political stability; Canadian foreign policy as it relates to Africa; and other related matters; and

That the Committee submit its final report to the Senate no later than October 31, 2006.

That the papers and evidence received and taken during the First Session of the Thirty-eighth Parliament be referred to the committee;

That the Committee shall present its final report no later than October 31, 2006, and that the Committee shall retain all powers necessary to publicize the findings of the Committee as set forth in its final report until November 30, 2006.

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 $ 58,500
Transportation and Communications 257,112
All Other Expenditures 30,000
TOTAL $ 345,612

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on ______________, 2006.

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

Date   The Honourable Hugh Segal
    Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs
Date   The Honourable George J. Furey
    Chair, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration

STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON
FOREIGN AFFAIRS

AFRICA

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS
APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2007

PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES

Meals (0415) (10 meals X $350)   $ 3,500  
Hospitality (0410)   5,000  
Interpreters (fact-finding mission) (0401) ($1,500 @ 10 days)   15,000  
Translation and interpretation (0412)
(Technicians and equipment for interpretation $3,000 @ 10 days)
 
30,000
 
Communication Consultant   5,000  
Total — Professional and Other Services     $ 58,500

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

Fact-finding mission South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands (15 days) September 2006      

9 Senators, 3 staff

     
Air transportation (9 Senators X $14,000 + 3 staff X $13,000) $ 165,000    
Ground Transportation (12 persons X 2 taxis X 15 days X $50) 18,000    
Hotel accommodations (14 nights X $250 X 12 persons) 42,000    
Per diem and incidentals
(2 days Johannesburg, South Africa X $65 + 2 days Gaborone, Bostwana X $70 + 2 days Nairobi, Kenya X $87 + + 3 days Amsterdam, Netherlands X $69 + 3 days Olso, Norway X $140 + 3 days London, United Kingdom X $160 X 12 persons)
18,612    
Working meals (fact-finding mission) (12 days X $500) 6,000    
Total fact-finding mission   $ 249,612  
Courier Services (0213)   2,500  
Telephonic Services (0223)   5,000  
Total- Transport and Communications     $ 257,112

ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES

Miscellaneous contingencies (0799)   $ 10,000  
Rental (0500)
(Meeting Rooms $1,500 X 10 days + Equipment rental $500 X 10 days)
 
20,000
 
Total - All Other Expenditures     $ 30,000
       
GRAND TOTAL     $ 345,612

The Senate administration has reviewed this budget application.

Heather Lank, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate   Date
Hélène Lavoie, Director of Finance   Date

APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 for the purpose of its Special Study to examine and report on the development and security challenges facing Africa, as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. The said budget is as follows:

Professional and Other Services    $ 58,500
Transport and Communications    257,112
Other Expenditures    30,000
Total    $ 345,612

(includes funds for a fact-finding)

Respectfully submitted,

GEORGE J. FUREY

Chair


Thursday, June 22, 2006

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

THIRD REPORT

Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, to examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to foreign relations generally, respectfully requests that it be empowered to engage the services of such counsel and technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary for the purpose of its study, and to travel within and outside Canada for the purposes of such study.

Pursuant to section 2(1)(c) of Chapter 3:06 of the Senate Administrative Rules, 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,

HUGH SEGAL

Chair


STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON
FOREIGN AFFAIRS

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2007

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Tuesday, May 9, 2006:

The Honourable Senator Segal moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Di Nino:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, in accordance with Rule 86(1)(h), be authorized to examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to Foreign relations generally; and

That the committee report to the Senate no later that March 31, 2007.

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

Paul C. Bélisle

Clerk of the Senate


SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES

Professional and Other Services $ 15,000
Transportation and Communications 46,500
All Other Expenditures 600
TOTAL $ 62,100

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on ______________, 2006.

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

Date   The Honourable Hugh Segal
    Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs
Date   The Honourable George J. Furey
    Chair, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration

STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON
FOREIGN AFFAIRS

FOREIGN RELATIONS IN GENERAL

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS
APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2007

PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES

Conference Fees (0406)
(6 international conferences x $2,500) (estimated cost)
 
$ 15,000
 
Total — Professional and Other Services     $ 15,000

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

6 international conferences (estimated cost)      

Air transportation

  $ 36,000  

Ground Transportation

  1,200  

Hotel accommodations

  6,300  

Per diem and incidentals

  3,000  
Total — Transport and Communications     $ 46,500

ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES

Miscellaneous contingencies (0799)   $ 600  
Total — All Other Expenditures     $ 600
       
GRAND TOTAL     $ 62,100

The Senate administration has reviewed this budget application.

Heather Lank, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate   Date
Hélène Lavoie, Director, Finance   Date

APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 for the purpose of its Special Study to examine such issues that may arise from time to time relating to foreign relations generally, as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. The said budget is as follows:

Professional and Other Services    $ 15,000
Transport and Communications    46,500
Other Expenditures    600
Total    $ 62,100

(includes funds for conference attendance)

Respectfully submitted,

GEORGE J. FUREY

Chair