Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Issue 17 - Twelfth Report of the Committee


Thursday, October 1, 1998

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology has the honour to present its

TWELFTH REPORT

Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate on June 18, 1998, to examine and report upon the dimensions of social cohesion in Canada in the context of globalization and other economic and structural forces that influence trust and reciprocity among Canadians, respectfully requests that it be empowered to engage the services of such counsel and technical, clerical and other personnel that may be necessary, that the Committee have power to authorize television and radio broadcasting, as it deems appropriate, of any or all of its proceedings, that the Committee submit its final report no later than June 30, 1999; and that the Committee retain all powers necessary to publicize the findings of the Committee contained in the final report until July 9, 1999.

The Committee also respectfully requests that it be permitted notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit its report with the Clerk of the Senate, if the Senate is not sitting, and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Chamber.

Pursuant to Section 2:07 of the Procedural Guidelines for the Financial Operation of Senate Committees, 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,

Lowell Murray, P.C.

Chairman

THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON
SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SPECIAL STUDY ON SOCIAL COHESION

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1999

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Thursday, June 18, 1998:

"That the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be authorized to examine and report upon the dimensions of social cohesion in Canada in the context of globalization and other economic and structural forces that influence trust and reciprocity among Canadians; and

That the Committee present its report no later than June 30, 1999.

After debate,

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

Paul C. Bélisle

Clerk of the Senate

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES

Professional and Special Services

$ 6 0 2 0 0

Transportation and Communications

$ 7 5 0 0

Other Expenditures

$ 1 0 0 0

TOTAL

$ 6 8 7 0 0

The foregoing budget was approved by the Committee on

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

__________________ ________________________________________
Date Hon. Senator Lowell Murray
Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science
and Technology

__________________ ________________________________________
Date Hon. Senator William Rompkey
Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy,
Budgets and Administration


STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
EXPLANATION OF COST ELEMENTS

Estimate of total cost of special study over 7 months

PROFESSIONAL AND SPECIAL SERVICES

1. Professional Services (0401) Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc. Research Services

$ 59 000

2. Meals (0415) Working lunches and dinners (4 meals @300 )

$ 1 200

Total

$ 60 200

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

1. Travel Expenses (0201)

$ 5 000

2. Courier Services (0213)

$ 2 500

Total

$ 7 500

ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES

1. Contingencies (0799)

$ 500

2. Research materials (0702)

$ 500

Total

$ 1 000

GRAND TOTAL

$ 68 700

The Senate Administration has reviewed this budget application.

____________________________________________ __________________________
Gary O'Brien Date
Director of Committees and Private Legislation

____________________________________________ __________________________
Siroun Aghajanian Date
Director of Finance


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

THURSDAY, October 1, 1998

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined and approved the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Sciences and Technology for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1999 for the purpose of its Special Study on Social Cohesion as authorized by the Senate on Thursday, June 18, 1998. The said budget is as follows:

Professional and Other Services

$ 6 0, 2 0 0

Transportation and Communications

7, 5 0 0

All Other Expenditures

1, 0 0 0

TOTAL

$ 6 8, 7 0 0

Respectfully submitted,

WILLIAM ROMPKEY

Chairman