Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

Report of the committee

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce 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
1,100

SUBTOTAL$1,100







2014-2015





General Expenses$6,245

Witness Expenses
9,875

SUBTOTAL$16,120







2015-2016





General Expenses$6,795

Witness Expenses
2,257

SUBTOTAL$9,052





TOTAL$26,272




2.  With respect to its special study on the ability of individuals to establish a registered disability savings plan (RDSP), with particular emphasis on legal representation and the ability of individuals to enter into a contract authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, December 3, 2013:

2013-2014


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
5,011

SUBTOTAL$5,011








TOTAL$5,011




3.  With respect to its special study on the use of digital currency, authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 25, 2014:

2014-2015


General Expenses$0

Activity 1: New York
35,393

Witness Expenses
8,512

SUBTOTAL$43,905







2015-2016


General Expenses$11,602

Witness Expenses
649

SUBTOTAL$12,251





TOTAL$61,167




In addition to the expenses for its studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges of $19.

During the session, your committee held 70 meetings (91.27 hours), heard 228 witnesses and submitted 12 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 5 bills (C-8, S-202, S-210, S-217, S-1001) and received a total of 12 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

DAVID TKACHUK

Chair