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National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs


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

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.

In the previous session (February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004) the committee issued the following transcripts and reports of fact-finding visits.


Canada's national security policy

Bill C-26, An Act to establish the Canada Border Services Agency

Bill C-6, An Act to Establish the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Organization meeting

Fact-finding Visits:

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.

1. October 24-27, 2005

2. May 16-18, 2005 (See 13th report of Committee)

3. May 6-12, 2005 (See 11th report of Committee)

4. May 4-6, 2005

5. April 14-21, 2005 (See 10th report of Committee)

6. March 6-11, 2005

7. February 27 - March 2, 2005

8. January 30 – February 3, 2005

9. November 28-December 2, 2004


Town hall meetings

1. Ottawa, June 13, 2005 (See Issue 23)

2. Halifax, May 5, 2005 (See Issue 21)

3. Winnipeg, March 10, 2005 (See Issue 18)

4. Regina, March 9, 2005 (See Issue 18)

5. Calgary, March 8, 2005 (See Issue 17)

6. Edmonton, March 7, 2005 (See Issue 16)

7. Vancouver, March 1, 2005 (See Issue 15)

8. Victoria, February 28, 2005 (See Issue 14)

9. St. John’s, February 2, 2005 (See Issue 10)

10. Saint John, January 31, 2005 (See Issue 9)

11. Kingston, November 29, 2004 (See Issue 4)

Fact-finding visits From the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session (February 2, 2004 - May 23, 2004)

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