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Report of the committee

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has the honour to present its

TWENTY-THIRD REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, to study and report on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, and requests, for the purpose of such study, that it be empowered to travel inside Canada.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, the budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

DOUGLAS BLACK

Chair

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, TRADE AND COMMERCE

Study on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2019

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Tuesday, October 17, 2017:

The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce be authorized to study and report on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud, including:

• cyber threats to Canada’s financial and commercial sectors;

• identity theft, privacy breach and other fraudulent activities targeting Canadian consumers and small businesses;

• the current state of cyber security technologies; and

• cyber security measures and regulations in Canada and abroad.

That the committee submit its final report no later than Friday, June 29, 2018, and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Nicole Proulx

Clerk of the Senate

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Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Tuesday, June 5, 2018:

The Honourable Senator Black (Alberta) moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McPhedran:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on October 17, 2017, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce in relation to its study on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud be extended from June 29, 2018 to November 30, 2018.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Richard Denis

Clerk of the Senate

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SUMMARY OF BUDGET

Activity 1: Press Conference In Fredericton - Report On Cyber Security
$10,674
TOTAL

$10,674

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

The undersigned or an alternate will be in attendance on the date that this budget is considered.












Date
Président du Comité sénatorial permanent des banques et du commerce
DOUGLAS BLACK
Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce











Date
Président du Comité permanent de la régie interne, des budgets et de l’administration
SABI MARWAH
Chair, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

GENERAL ESTIMATE OF THE TOTAL COST OF THE SPECIAL STUDY

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(2) of the Senate Administrative Rules.

Expenses for fiscal year 2017-2018 — $6,413

Expenses for fiscal year 2018-2019 — $10,674

Estimate of the total cost of the special study — $17,087

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, TRADE AND COMMERCE

Study on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2019


ACTIVITY 1: PRESS CONFERENCE IN FREDERICTON - REPORT ON CYBER SECURITY
5 participants: 3 Senators, 1 communication officer, 1 Chairman’s staffperson







TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES







1.Transportation - air7,500




3 senators x $1,500 (0224)





2 staff x $1,500 (0227)



2.Hotel accommodation1,000




3 senators, $200/night, 1 night total (0222)





2 staff, $200/night, 1 night (0226)



3.Per diem1,074




3 senators, $107.40/day, 2 days (0221)





2 staff, $107.40/day, 2 days (0225)



4.Taxis1,000




3 senators x $200 (0223)





2 staff x $200 (0232)



Sub-total
$10,574








ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES










PRINTING



1.Printing (0321)100









Sub-total
$100








Total of Activity 1
$10,674







Grand Total


$10,674

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The Senate Administration has reviewed this budget application.












Date
Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk,
Committees Directorate











Date
Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller,
Finance and Procurement Directorate

APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce for the proposed expenditures of the said committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, for the purpose of its special study on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud, as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The approved budget is as follows:

Activity 1: Press Conference in Fredericton
$10,674
TOTAL

$10,674

(includes funds for 3 senators and 1 senator’s staff to travel)

The budgets approved by the Senate for each travel activity are the maximum amount that can be spent for that activity;

Budgets normally include funds for the full membership of the committee to travel;

In general, a reduced delegation actually travels and efforts are made to find additional savings;

Therefore, actual expenditures are expected to be considerably below the approved budget, and they will be reported to the Senate;

Any funds remaining at the conclusion of a travel activity will be clawed-back and can be made available for allocation to committees for other activities.

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Respectfully submitted,

SABI MARWAH

Chair