Proceedings of the Special Senate Committee
on Senate Modernization
Issue No. 5 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 5, 2016
OTTAWA, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization met in camera this day
at 12:04 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable Thomas Johnson
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Cools,
Dagenais, Eggleton, P.C., Frum, Greene, Harder, P.C., Joyal, P.C., McCoy,
McInnis, Stewart Olsen, Tannas and Tkachuk (12).
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Lankin, P.C., and
In attendance: Sebastian Spano and David Groves, Analysts,
Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Friday, December
11, 2015, the committee continued its consideration of methods to make the
Senate more effective within the current constitutional framework. (For
complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue
It was agreed that senators' staff be allowed to remain in the room.
Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft agenda (future
At 1:08 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee