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SECD - Standing Committee

National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs


The Senate Committee on Defence and Security undertakes it work through:

  • Hearings for which transcripts of the testimony are available, and
  • Fact-finding visits to military bases, security establishments and other installations.

Transcripts: (verbatim report of what took place at a meeting)

Copies of the unrevised floor transcript for each meeting are usually available within 24 hours. If you wish to receive a copy of this document, please send an e-mail message and a copy will be sent to you by electronic mail. Please note that this transcript is only available in the language actually used in the meeting. The fully translated and edited copy of the transcript is usually posted on the Committee's website in 3 weeks. If you wish to cite an unrevised transcript, please obtain the consent of the person who spoke.


Issues: (printed edited verbatim report of what took place at a meeting)

A committee's issues are the printed edited transcripts in both English and French of the testimony received by the committee. While separate issues are often prepared for each meeting of a committee, at times a number of meetings may be contained in one issue. The issues are numbered consecutively. As each page in an issue contains the issue number as well as a page number, citations are usually given as 15:21, meaning, issue #15 page 21.

Examination on the need for a national security policy for Canada

An introductory survey of the major security and defence issues facing Canada with a view to preparing a detailed work plan for future comprehensive studies

Organization meeting and Future business


The program of activities in both English and French of each fact-finding visit is available on this website. These programs provide details of the Senators participating in each visit, the nature of the visit, the persons who met the committee as well as the subjects covered during the presentations.

Fact-finding Visits

6. June 23 - 27, 2002
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5. May 7 - 9, 2002
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4. February 3 - 7, 2002
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3. January 20 - 24, 2002
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2. November 19 - 22, 2001
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1. November 5 - 6, 2001
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