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Report of the committee

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

THIRTY-SIXTH REPORT

Your committee, which is authorized by the Rules of the Senate to consider financial and administrative matters, recommends that the following funds be released for fiscal year 2019-20, and that both committees be authorized to adjourn from place to place in Canada.

Transport and Communications
(Legislation: Bill C-48)

Activity 1: Prince Rupert
and Terrace,
British Columbia
$136,640
Total$136,640

(including funds for public hearings for 12 senators and 3 senators’ staff to travel)

Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources
(Legislation: Bill C-69)

Activity 1: Western Canada$280,888
Activity 2: Eastern Canada$211,204
Total$492,092

(including the funds for public hearings for 14 senators and 2 senators’ staff to travel and for a charter airplane (sole source)).

A copy of each committee’s detailed budget application is appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

SABI MARWAH

Chair

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APPENDIX A

STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

LEGISLATION

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2020

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Tuesday, December 11, 2018:

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, for the second reading of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Bellemare, Bernard, Black (Ontario), Boehm, Bovey, Boyer, Brazeau, Busson, Campbell, Christmas, Cordy, Cormier, Coyle, Dalphond, Dasko, Dawson, Deacon (Nova Scotia), Deacon (Ontario), Dean, Downe, Dupuis, Dyck, Forest, Forest-Niesing, Francis, Gagné, Galvez, Gold, Greene, Griffin, Harder, Hartling, Joyal, Klyne, LaBoucane-Benson, Lankin, Lovelace Nicholas, Marwah, Massicotte, McCallum, McPhedran, Mégie, Mercer, Mitchell, Miville-Dechêne, Moncion, Munson, Omidvar, Pate, Petitclerc, Ravalia, Saint-Germain, Simons, Sinclair, Verner, Wallin, Wetston, Woo—58

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Beyak, Boisvenu, Carignan, Dagenais, Doyle, Eaton, Frum, Housakos, MacDonald, Maltais, Manning, Marshall, Martin, McInnis, McIntyre, Mockler, Neufeld, Ngo, Oh, Plett, Poirier, Pratte, Richards, Seidman, Smith, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Wells—32

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Patterson, White—2

Accordingly, Bill C-48 was read a second time.

The Honourable Senator Mercer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications.

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

Richard Denis

Clerk of the Senate

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Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Thursday, February 28, 2019:

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, for the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Manning:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications have the power to travel within Canada, for the purpose of its examination and consideration of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast.

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: Prince Rupert and Terrace, British Columbia $ 136,640
TOTAL$136,640

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

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












Date
Président du Comité sénatorial permanent des transports et des communications
DAVID TKACHUK
Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications











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

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

LEGISLATION

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2020

ACTIVITY 1: Public hearings in Prince Rupert and Terrace, British Columbia
25 participants: 12 senators, 13 staff
(1 Clerk, 1 Administrative Assistant, 1 Logistics Officer, 2 Analysts, 1 Communications Officer,
1 Stenographer, 3 Interpreters, 3 senators’ staff)







PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES










OTHER



1.Reporting/transcribing (0403)6,600




(2 days, $3,300/day)



2.Transcript editing services (0143)2,400


Sub-total
$9,000








TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES








1.Transportation - air69,440




12 senators x $3,750 (0224)





13 staff x $1,880 (0227)



2.Hotel accommodation18,750




12 senators, $250/night, 3 nights (0222)





13 staff, $250/night, 3 nights (0226)



3.Per diem10,900




12 senators, $109/day, 4 days (0221)





13 staff, $109/day, 4 days (0225)



4.Working meals (travel) (0231)3,000


5.Taxis5,000




12 senators x $200 (0223)





13 staff x $200 (0232)



6.Charter bus (0228)2,250




(1 day, $2,250/day)



Sub-total
$109,340








ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES










OTHER



1.Miscellaneous costs associated with travel (0229)250










PRINTING



2.Printing (0321)50










RENTALS



3.Rental office space (meeting rooms) (0540)3,000




(2 days, $1,500/day)



4.Rental - interpretation equipment (0504)15,000




(2 days, $7,500/day)



Sub-total
$18,300








Total of Activity 1
$136,640







Grand Total

$136,640

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

STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

LEGISLATION

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2020

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Wednesday, December 12, 2018:

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, for the second reading of Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Bellemare, Bernard, Black (Ontario), Boehm, Bovey, Boyer, Busson, Campbell, Christmas, Cordy, Cormier, Coyle, Dalphond, Dasko, Dawson, Day, Deacon (Nova Scotia), Deacon (Ontario), Dean, Downe, Dupuis, Dyck, Forest, Forest-Niesing, Francis, Gagné, Galvez, Gold, Griffin, Harder, Hartling, Joyal, Klyne, LaBoucane-Benson, Lankin, Lovelace Nicholas, Marwah, Massicotte, McCallum, McPhedran, Mégie, Mercer, Mitchell, Moncion, Munson, Omidvar, Pate, Petitclerc, Pratte, Ravalia, Saint-Germain, Simons, Verner, Wallin, Wetston, Woo—56

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Batters, Beyak, Boisvenu, Carignan, Dagenais, Doyle, Eaton, Greene, Housakos, MacDonald, Manning, Marshall, Martin, McInnis, McIntyre, Mockler, Neufeld, Ngo, Oh, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, Richards, Seidman, Smith, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk—29

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

White—1

Accordingly, Bill C-69 was read a second time.

The Honourable Senator Mitchell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources.

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

Richard Denis

Clerk of the Senate

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Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Thursday, February 28, 2019:

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Galvez, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moodie:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources have the power to travel within Canada, for the purpose of its examination and consideration of Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

After debate,

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

Richard Denis

Clerk of the Senate

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SUMMARY OF BUDGET

Activity 1: Public Hearings
In Western Canada

$280,888
Activity 2: Public Hearings
In Eastern Canada

$211,204
TOTAL

$492,092

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

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












Date
Présidente du Comité sénatorial permanent de l’énergie, de l’environnement et des ressources naturelles
ROSA GALVEZ
Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources











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

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

LEGISLATION

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2020

ACTIVITY 1: Public Hearings in Western Canada



Public Hearings in Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, Fort McMurray, AB, Saskatoon, SK and
Winnipeg, MB

26 participants: 14 senators, 12 staff
(1 Clerk, 2 Committees Directorate staff, 2 Analysts, 1 Communications Officer, 1 Stenographer, 3 Interpreters, 2 senators’ staff)







PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES










OTHER



1.Reporting/transcribing (0403)19,250




(5 days, $3,850/day)



2.Transcript editing services (0143)6,000


Sub-total
$25,250








TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES







1.Transportation - air80,000




14 senators x $4,000 (0224)





12 staff x $2,000 (0227)



2.Hotel accommodation42,900




14 senators, $275/night, 6 nights (0222)





12 staff, $275/night, 6 nights (0226)



3.Per diem19,838




14 senators, $109/day, 7 days (0221)





12 staff, $109/day, 7 days (0225)



4.Working meals (travel) (0231)7,000


5.Taxis6,500




14 senators x $250 (0223)





12 staff x $250 (0232)



6.Charter bus (0228)5,000




(2 days, $2,500/day)



7.Charter flight (0233) (sole source)68,500


Sub-total
$229,738








ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES










OTHER



1.Miscellaneous costs associated with travel (0229)500










COURIER



2.Courier Charges (0261)150










PRINTING



3.Printing (0321)250










RENTALS



4.Rental office space (meeting rooms) (0540)7,500




(5 days, $1,500/day)



5.Rental - interpretation equipment (0504)17,500




(5 days, $3,500/day)



Sub-total
$25,900








Total of Activity 1
$280,888







ACTIVITY 2: Public Hearings in Eastern Canada
Public Hearings in St. John’s, NL, Saint John, NB, Halifax, NS and Quebec, QC
26 participants: 14 senators, 12 staff
(1 Clerk, 2 Committees Directorate staff, 2 Analysts, 1 Communications Officer, 1 Stenographer,
3 Interpreters, 2 senators’ staff)









PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES










OTHER



1.Reporting/transcribing (0403)13,200




(4 days, $3,300/day)



2.Transcript editing services (0143)4,800


Sub-total
$18,000








TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES







1.Transportation - air54,000




14 senators x $3,000 (0224)





12 staff x $1,000 (0227)



2.Hotel accommodation26,000




14 senators, $200/night, 5 nights (0222)





12 staff, $200/night, 5 nights (0226)



3.Per diem17,004




14 senators, $109/day, 6 days (0221)





12 staff, $109/day, 6 days (0225)



4.Working meals (travel) (0231)5,000


5.Taxis6,500




14 senators x $250 (0223)





12 staff x $250 (0232)



6.Charter bus (0228)5,000




(2 days, $2,500/day)



7.Charter flight (0233) (sole source)60,000


Sub-total
$173,504








ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES










OTHER



1.Miscellaneous costs associated with travel (0229)500










COURIER



2.Courier Charges (0261)150










PRINTING



3.Printing (0321)250










RENTALS



4.Rental office space (meeting rooms) (0540)4,800




(4 days, $1,200/day)



5.Rental - interpretation equipment (0504)14,000




(4 days, $3,500/day)



Sub-total
$19,700








Total of Activity 2
$211,204







Grand Total

$ 492,092

The Senate Administration has reviewed this budget application.












Date
Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk,
Committees Directorate











Date
Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller,
Finance and Procurement Directorate