Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

Report of the committee

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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

TWENTY-FIRST REPORT

Your committee, which is authorized by the Rules of the Senate to consider financial and administrative matters, recommends the following:

That the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament develop and propose amendments to the Rules of the Senate and any other necessary modifications to the Rules to establish the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight, with five members, and develop its general mandate consistent with the audit and oversight principles and best practices contained in the fifth report of the Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates, including an authorization to consider issues on its own initiative;

That any proposed amendments to the Rules of the Senate include no cross-membership between members of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight; and

That consultations be undertaken by the leadership of all caucuses and recognized groups in the Senate to propose amendments to the Parliament of Canada Act to provide intersessional authority to the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight, once the new committee is established and has begun its work. A delay in receiving this intersessional authority should not prevent the committee from beginning its work.

The fifth report from the Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates is appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

LARRY W. CAMPBELL

Chair

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