Report of the committee

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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


On December 6, 2018, the Senate authorized your committee to recommend “a process by which the Senate could submit to the Governor in Council its recommendation on the nomination of a person or list of persons with the skills and capacities required for the position of Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments”.

Your committee notes that the Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments is appointed by the Governor in Council under the provisions of the Public Service Employment Act.

Your committee recommends as follows:

1. That the search process for the Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of Parliaments be led by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Proceeding (Steering Committee) of the Standing Committee of Internal Economy Budget and Administration in collaboration with the Speaker of the Senate;

2. That the Steering Committee and the Speaker be supported by an executive search firm throughout the process leading to the interview of a short list of candidates; and

3. That the recommendation of one (or a list of) candidate(s) be made by the Steering Committee and the Speaker to the Governor-in-Council for the official appointment to take place.

Respectfully submitted,