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Report of the committee

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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

THIRTY-NINTH REPORT

Your committee, which is authorized by the Rules of the Senate to consider financial and administrative matters, respectfully requests that the following funds be released for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.

Transport and Communications
(Legislation: Bill C-48)

Activity 1: Alberta
and Saskatchewan
$153,750
Total$153,750

(including funds for public hearings and a fact-finding mission for 12 senators and 3 senators’ staff to travel)

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

Respectfully submitted,

SABI MARWAH

Chair

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

LEGISLATION

APPLICATION FOR SUPPLEMENTARY 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

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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: Alberta
and Saskatchewan

$153,750
TOTAL

$153,750

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Tuesday, April 9, 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 SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET AUTHORIZATION

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2020

ACTIVITY 1: Alberta and Saskatchewan
Public Hearings and Fact-Finding Mission
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)9,900




(3 days, $3,300/day)



2.
Transcript editing services (0143)2,400


Sub-total
$12,300








TRANSPORTATION, ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES







1.Transportation - air70,250




12 senators x $4,500 (0224)





13 staff x $1,250 (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)6,000


5.Taxis5,000




12 senators x $200 (0223)





13 staff x $200 (0232)



6.Charter bus (0228)6,000




(3 days, $2,000/day)



Sub-total
$116,900








ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES










OTHER



1.Miscellaneous costs associated with travel (0229)500










PRINTING



2.Printing (0321)50










RENTALS



3.Rental office space (meeting rooms) (0540)6,000




(3 days, $2,000/day)



4.Rental - interpretation equipment (0504)18,000




(3 days, $6,000/day)



Sub-total
$24,550








Total of Activity 1
$153,750







Grand Total

$ 153,750

The Senate Administration has reviewed this budget application.












Date
Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk,
Committees Directorate











Date
Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller,
Finance and Procurement Directorate