Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

Report of the committee

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament has the honour to present its

SECOND REPORT

Your committee has, pursuant to its order of reference of December 6, 2016, begun its consideration of changes to the Rules of the Senate to allow and facilitate the broadcasting of proceedings, and now makes an initial recommendation as follows:

That the Rules of the Senate be amended by replacing rule 14-7(1) by the following:

Broadcast of Senate proceedings

14-7. (1) Public proceedings in the Senate may be recorded or broadcast, but only through the use of facilities that are installed for that purpose in the Senate Chamber, subject to such arrangements with the Clerk as may be necessary.”.

Your committee will continue to study this issue and report to the Senate as necessary.

Respectfully submitted,

JOAN FRASER

Chair