Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

Report of the committee

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, tables, pursuant to rule 12-26(2), the following report on expenses incurred for that purpose during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament:

1.  With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
1,335

SUBTOTAL$1,335







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
8,594

SUBTOTAL$8,594







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
426

SUBTOTAL$426





TOTAL$10,355







2.  With respect to its special study monitoring the issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, reviewing the machinery of government dealing with Canada’s international and national human rights obligations authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
2,589

SUBTOTAL$2,589







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
1,025

SUBTOTAL$1,025







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
763

SUBTOTAL$763





TOTAL$4,377




3.  With respect to its special study on cyberbullying in Canada authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$3,573

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$3,573







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0





TOTAL$3,573




4.  With respect to its special study on issues of discrimination in the hiring and promotion practices of the Federal Public Service authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
375

SUBTOTAL$375





TOTAL$375




5.  With respect to its special study on the international mechanisms toward improving cooperation in the settlement of cross-border family disputes, including Canada’s actions to encourage universal adherence to and compliance with the Hague Abductions Convention, and to strengthen cooperation with non-Hague State Parties with the purpose of upholding children’s best interests authorized by the Senate on Thursday, February 27, 2014:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
2,558

SUBTOTAL$2,558







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
3,967

SUBTOTAL$3,967







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0





TOTAL$6,525




6.  With respect to its special study to examine and report on how the mandates and practices of the UNHCR and UNICEF have evolved to meet the needs of displaced children in modern conflict situations, with particular attention to the current crisis in Syria authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, May 6, 2014:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
3,431

SUBTOTAL$3,431







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
1,104

SUBTOTAL$1,104





TOTAL$4,535




In addition to the expenses for its studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges of $362.

During the session, your committee held 37 meetings (73 hours, 14 minutes), heard 184 witnesses and submitted 15 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 4 bills (S-7, S-201, S-219, C-266) and received a total of 11 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

JIM MUNSON

Chair