Proceedings of the Special Senate Committee
Issue No. 12 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 17, 2017
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization met this day at
12:21 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable Thomas J.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators
Bellemare, Dean, Dupuis, Eggleton, P.C., Frum, Gold, Joyal, P.C., Lankin,
P.C., Massicotte, McInnis, McIntyre, Stewart Olsen and Tkachuk (13).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Greene (1).
In attendance: Sebastian Spano, Analyst, Parliamentary Information
and Research Services, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
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 No. 1.)
The Scottish Parliament:
The Right Honourable Ken Macintosh, M.S.P., Presiding Officer (by
Sir Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive (by video conference).
The chair made a statement.
Mr. Macintosh and Mr. Grice each made a statement and answered questions.
At 1:43 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee