Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

Report of the committee

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages 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
0

SUBTOTAL$0




2014-2015


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
3,730

SUBTOTAL$3,730




2015-2016


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
2,897

SUBTOTAL$2,897





TOTAL$6,627




2. With respect to its special study on CBC/Radio-Canada’s obligations under the Official Languages Act and some aspects of the Broadcasting Act authorized by the Senate on Thursday, November 21, 2013:

2013-2014


General Expenses$5,070

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$5,070




2014-2015


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
736

SUBTOTAL$736




2015-2016


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0





TOTAL$5,806




3. With respect to its special study on the impacts of recent changes to the immigration system on official language minority communities authorized by the Senate on Thursday, November 21, 2013:

2013-2014


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
1,534

SUBTOTAL$1,534




2014-2015


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
15,694

SUBTOTAL$15,694




2015-2016


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
872

SUBTOTAL$872





TOTAL$18,100




4. With respect to its special study on best practices for language policies and second-language learning in a context of linguistic duality or plurality authorized by the Senate on Thursday, November 21, 2013:

2013-2014


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0




2014-2015


General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
6,377

SUBTOTAL$6,377




2015-2016


General Expenses$464

Witness Expenses
858

SUBTOTAL$1,322





TOTAL$7,699




In addition to the expenses for its studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges of $8.

During the session, your committee held 41 meetings (72.1 hours), heard 135 witnesses and submitted 6 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 1 bill (S-205) and received a total of 7 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

CLAUDETTE TARDIF

Chair