Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

Report of the committee

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence 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
412

SUBTOTAL$412







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
3,128

SUBTOTAL$3,128







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
13,620

SUBTOTAL$13,620





TOTAL$17,160




2.  With respect to its special study on Canada’s national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities, authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Activity 1: Ottawa
0

Witness Expenses
1,442

SUBTOTAL$1,442







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0





TOTAL$1,442




3.  With respect to its special study on the status of Canada’s international security and defence relations, including but not limited to, relations with the United States, NATO, and NORAD, authorized by the Senate on Thursday, December 12, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Activity 1: Colorado Springs, Colorado
27,695

Witness Expenses
5,428

SUBTOTAL$33,124







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Activity 1: Washington (Cancelled)
0

Witness Expenses
4,959

SUBTOTAL$4,959








TOTAL$38,083




4.  With respect to its special study on the policies, practices, and collaborative efforts of Canada Border Services Agency in determining admissibility to Canada and removal of inadmissible individuals, authorized by the Senate on Thursday, December 12, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Activity 1: Ottawa
330

Witness Expenses
1,041

SUBTOTAL$1,371







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0





TOTAL$1,371




5.  With respect to its special study on security threats facing Canada, authorized by the Senate on Thursday, June 19, 2014:

2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Activity 1: Toronto
11,833

Witness Expenses
13,796

SUBTOTAL$25,629







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
2,310

SUBTOTAL$2,310








TOTAL$27,939




6.  With respect to its special study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families, authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
195

SUBTOTAL$195







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
408

SUBTOTAL$408







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0





TOTAL$603




This order of reference was delegated to the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs on Monday, December 2, 2013. During this study the subcommittee held 8 meetings (8 hours) and heard 10 witnesses.

7.  With respect to its special study on the medical, social, and operational impacts of mental health issues affecting serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces, including operational stress injuries (OSIs) such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, April 9, 2014:

2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Activity 1: Ottawa Canadian Forces Health Services Centre

0

Activity 2: Ottawa Veterans Affairs Operational Stress Injury Clinic

0

Activity 3: Petawawa Integrated Personnel Support Centre
0

Activity 4: Winnipeg Deer Lodge OSI Clinic
0

Activity 5: Quebec DND and VAC Clinics
0

Witness Expenses
3,374

SUBTOTAL$3,374







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
256

SUBTOTAL$256





TOTAL$3,630




This order of reference was delegated to the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs on Monday, April 28, 2014. During this study the subcommittee held 14 meetings (13 hours) and heard 24 witnesses.

In addition to the expenses for its studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges of $23.40.

During the session, your committee held 62 meetings (122 hours), heard 233 witnesses and submitted 18 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 4 bills (C-27, C-44, C-51, and S-222) and received a total of 14 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

DANIEL LANG

Chair