Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications
Issue 1 - First Report of the Committee
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications 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(2), that the expenses incurred by the committee during the Third Session of the Fortieth Parliament are as follows:
1. With respect to its studies of legislation:
Professional and Other Services $ 0 Transport and Communications 0 Other Expenditures 0 Witness Expenses 2,386 Total $ 2,386
2. With respect to its study on emerging issues related to its communications mandate and to report on the wireless sector, including issues such as access to high-speed Internet, the supply of bandwidth, the nation-building role of wireless, the pace of the adoption of innovations, the financial aspects associated with possible changes to the sector, and Canada's development of the sector in comparison to the performance in other countries:
Professional and Other Services $ 15,930 Transport and Communications 0 Other Expenditures 236 Witness Expenses 0 Total $ 16,166
3. With respect to its study on emerging issues related to the Canadian airline industry:
Professional and Other Services $ 0 Transport and Communications 108 Other Expenditures 0 Witness Expenses 2,260 Total $ 2,368
In addition to the expenses for the examination of its special studies as set out above, the committee also incurred general postal charges in the amount of $35.
During this session, your committee received 7 orders of reference, held 30 meetings, heard more than 35 hours of testimony from 65 witnesses and submitted 7 reports in relation to its work.
In addition to hearing witnesses in Ottawa, members of the committee conducted fact-finding visit to the Ottawa International Airport.
Your committee also dealt with five Bills:
Bill C-42, an Act to amend the Aeronautics Act (reported without amendment on March 10, 2011), Bill C-28, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio- television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act (reported without amendment on December 14, 2010), Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (reported without amendment on June 3, 2010); and Bill S-219, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (rural postal services and the Canada Post Ombudsman) (did not report before the end of the session).