Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

Report of the committee

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has the honour to table its

SEVENTH REPORT

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, through the adoption of a report of the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets, your committee agreed to table in the Senate the post-activity expenditure reports of Senate committees in order to increase the public’s understanding of committee budgets and actual expenditures.

This responds to an increased demand for transparency regarding Senate expenses.

Therefore, in accordance with the decision of Thursday, March 27, 2014, your committee now tables the following committee post-activity expenditure reports for 2014-2015 (2nd Session, 41st Parliament), which are appended to this report:

Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations infrastructure on reserves)

Activity 1:  Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s Interior (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$144,470

Actual expenditures$57,385

Surplus$87,085

Activity 2:  Ontario – Northwest (including Thunder Bay), northeast, centre and south (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$149,190

Actual expenditures$82,161

Surplus$67,029

Activity 3:  Maniwaki (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$4,790

Actual expenditures$1,017

Surplus$3,773

Activity 4:  Nova Scotia (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$60,610

Actual expenditures$24,757

Surplus$35,853

Agriculture and Forestry (Bee health)

Activity 1:  Washington, D.C. (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$55,140

Actual expenditures$21,609

Surplus$33,531

Activity 2:  Morrisburg, ON (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$4,110

Actual expenditures$1,312

Surplus$2,798

Banking, Trade and Commerce (Digital Currency)

Activity 1:  New York, NY (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$78,834

Actual expenditures$35,393

Surplus$43,441

Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (Northern territories energy)

Activity 1:  Iqalui, Kimmirut, Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife, Diavik, What Ti, Whitehorse (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$243,660

Actual expenditures$129,814

Surplus$113,846

Fisheries and Oceans (Aquaculture)

Activity 1:  Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia (Fact-finding mission and public hearings)


Budget amount approved$159,044

Actual expenditures$66,975

Surplus$92,069

Activity 2:  Norway and Scotland (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$162,488

Actual expenditures$77,060

Surplus$85,428

Activity 3:  New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec (Fact-finding mission and public hearings)


Budget amount approved$104,601

Actual expenditures$57,631

Surplus$46,970

Activity 4:  St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$90,325

Actual expenditures$31,254

Surplus$59,071

Activity 5:  Seafood Expo North America, Boston, Massachusetts (Conference)


Budget amount approved$8,055

Actual expenditures$6,147

Surplus$1,908

Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Asia-Pacific Region)

Activity 1:  Vancouver, Indonesia and Singapore (Fact-finding mission and public hearings)


Budget amount approved$297,566

Actual expenditures$112,238

Surplus$185,328

National Security and Defence (Canada Border Services Agency)

Activity 1:  Ottawa (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$3,510

Actual expenditures$ 330

Surplus$3,180

National Security and Defence (Security threats)

Activity 1:  Toronto (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$24,380

Actual expenditures$11,833

Surplus$12,547

Transport and Communications (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Activity 1:  Halifax, Quebec, Sherbrooke (Fact-finding mission and public hearings)


Budget amount approved$159,905

Actual expenditures$ 35,666

Surplus$124,239

Activity 2:  Toronto (Public hearings)


Budget amount approved$53,173

Actual expenditures$21,730

Surplus$31,443

Activity 3:  Montreal (Public hearings)


Budget amount approved$49,733

Actual expenditures$16,006

Surplus$33,727

Activity 4:  London, UK (Fact-finding mission)


Budget amount approved$89,100

Actual expenditures$55,256

Surplus$33,844

Respectfully submitted,

LEO HOUSAKOS

Chair