Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Report of the committee

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 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$925

Brockville
715

Witness Expenses
8,825

SUBTOTAL$10,465







2014-2015




General Expenses$1,314

Witness Expenses
81,782

SUBTOTAL$83,096







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
25,577

SUBTOTAL$25,577





TOTAL$119,138




In addition to the expenses for its studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges of $ 6.

During the session, your committee held 84 meetings (157.3 hours), heard 428 witnesses and submitted 32 reports in relation to its work.  Your Committee examined 32 bills (S-2, S-201, S-203, S-206, S-214, S-215, S-221, C-2, C-10, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-23, C-26, C-32, C-35, C-36, C-37, C-42, C-47, C-217, C-279, C-290, C-350, C-377, C-394, C-444, C-452, C-479, C-483, C-489 and C-525) and received a total of 38 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

BOB RUNCIMAN

Chair