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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

Issue 9 - Tenth Report of the Committee


Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has the honour to table its

TENTH REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 to examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, and requests, for the purpose of such study, that it be empowered:

(a) to travel inside Canada, and

(b) to travel outside Canada.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, 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,

GRANT MITCHELL

Deputy chair of the committee for W. David Angus,
chair of the committee


 

STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ONENERGY,
THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

SPECIAL STUDY, EMERGING ISSUES

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2010

Extract of the Journals of the Senate, Tuesday, March 3, 2009:

The Honourable Senator Angus moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Johnson:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources be authorized to examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate:

(a) The current state and future direction of production, distribution, consumption, trade, security and sustainability of Canada's energy resources;

(b) Environmental challenges facing Canada including responses to global climate change, air pollution, biodiversity and ecological integrity;

(c) Sustainable development and management of renewable and non-renewable natural resources including but not limited to water, minerals, soils, flora and fauna; and

(d) Canada's international treaty obligations affecting energy, the environment and natural resources and their influence on Canada's economic and social development;

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work accomplished by the committee on this subject since the beginning of the Second Session of the Thirty-ninth Parliament be referred to the committee; and

That the committee submit its final report no later than June 30, 2010 and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

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

Paul C. Bélisle

Clerk of the Senate

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES

Professional and Other Services $ 67 900
Transportation and Communications 100 050
All Other Expenditures 8 150
TOTAL $ 176 100

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on ______________.

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

Date                                                W. DAVID ANGUS                                                                                                        
                                                       Chair, Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

Date                                                GEORGE J. FUREY                                                                                                        
                                                       Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

  2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Budget $198,816 $211,388 $22,070 $64,643 $292,170
Expenses $89,163 $111,326 $21,506 $21,519 $125,590

 

STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON
ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

SPECIAL STUDY, EMERGING ISSUES

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS
APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2010

GENERAL EXPENSES
PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES      
1. Communications consultant (0303) 10, 000      
       Sole source      
2. Consultant services (0431) — Cap and trade literature review and briefing report 10, 000      
       Sole source      
3. Consultant services (0431) — Energy sector and policy literature review and briefing report 35, 000      
       Sole source      
4. Editing/revision Services (0446) 2, 500      
       (5 days, $500/day)      
Sub-total   $57, 500    
ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES      
       OTHER      
1. Books, magazines and subscriptions (0702) 1, 000      
2. Miscellaneous expenses (0798) 2, 000      
       COURIER        
3. Courier Charges (0261) 750      
Sub-total   $3, 750    
Total of General Expenses   $61, 250  
ACTIVITY 1: WASHINGTON, DC      
FACT-FINDING      
15 participants: 12 senators, 1 committee clerk, 2 analysts      
PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES      
1. Hospitality — general (0410) 800      
2.Working lunches (travel) (0231) 2, 000      
       (4 lunches, $500/lunch)      
3. Working dinners (travel) (0231) 1, 600      
       (2 dinners, $800/dinner)      
4. Translators/interpreters (0444) 4, 000      
       (2 translators/interpreters, 4 days, $500/day)      
Sub-total $8, 400    
TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS      
       TRAVEL        
1. Air transportation 41, 100      
       12 senators x $2,900 (0224)      
       3 staff x $2,100 (0227)      
2. Hotel accommodation 30, 000      
       12 senators, $400/night, 5 nights (0222)      
       3 staff, $400/night, 5 nights (0226)      
3. Per diem 6, 300      
       12 senators, $105/day, 4 days (0221)      
       3 staff, $105/day, 4 days (0225)      
4. Ground transportation — taxis 1, 800      
       12 senators x $120 (0223)      
       3 staff x $120 (0232)      
5. Ground transportation — bus rental (0228) 4, 000      
       (4 days, $1,000/day)      
Sub-total $83, 200    
ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES      
       OTHER        
1. Miscellaneous expenses (0229) 1, 000      
       RENTALS      
2. Rental of meeting rooms (0540) 2, 400      
       (4 days x $600/day)      
Sub-total $3, 400    
Total of Activity 1   $95, 000  
ACTIVITY 2 : CONFERENCES      
(Funds allocated for one or more members of the committee or any staff to participate in different events related to its mandate.)
2 conferences x 1 senator      
PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES      
1. Conference fees (0406) 2, 000      
       (2 participants x $1,000)      
Sub-total $2, 000    
TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS      
       TRAVEL        
1. Air transportation 14, 000      
       2 senators x $7,000 (0224)      
2. Hotel accommodation 1, 600      
       2 senators, $400/night, 2 nights (0222)      
3. Per diem 1, 050      
       2 senators, $175/day, 3 days (0221)      
4. Ground transportation — taxis 200      
       2 senators x $100 (0223)      
Sub-total $16, 850    
ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES      
1. Miscellaneous costs on travel (0229) 1, 000      
Sub-total $1, 000    
Total of Activity 2   $19, 850  
Grand Total     $ 176, 100

The Senate administration has reviewed this budget application.

Heather Lank, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate                                                                                             Date                       

Nicole Proulx, Director of Finance                                                                                                                             Date                       


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010 for the purpose of its special study on emerging issues, as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. The said budget is as follows:

Professional and Other Services   $ 67,900
Transportation and Communications   100,050
All Other Expenditures          8,150
Total   $ 176,100

(includes funds for a fact-finding mission, participation at conferences and sole source contracts)

Respectfully submitted,

GEORGE J. FUREY

Chair