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Proceedings of the Special Senate Committee on
Senate Reform

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable DANIEL HAYS


Thursday, September 7, 2006

Issue No. 2

Third meeting on:

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)


APPEARING:

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada


WITNESSES:

Privy Council Office:

Matthew King, Assistant Secretary to Cabinet, Legislation and House Planning;

Dan McDougall, Director of Operations, Legislation and House Planning.

Department of Justice Canada:

Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Daniel Hays, Chair

The Honourable W. David Angus, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Austin, P.C., Chaput, Dawson, *Hays (or Fraser), Hubley, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Munson, Murray, P.C., Segal, Tkachuk, Watt

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)