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Report of the committee

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Special Committee on the Arctic has the honour to present its

THIRD REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, to consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.

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,

DENNIS GLEN PATTERSON

Chair

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SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE ARCTIC

Consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic and the impacts on original inhabitants

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

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Wednesday, September 27, 2017:

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Watt, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy:

That a Special Committee on the Arctic be appointed to consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants;

That the committee be composed of ten members, to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, and that five members constitute a quorum;

That the committee have the power to send for persons, papers and records; to examine witnesses; and to publish such papers and evidence from day to day as may be ordered by the committee;

That the committee be authorized to hire outside experts;

That, notwithstanding rule 12-18(2)(b)(i), the committee have the power to sit from Monday to Friday, even though the Senate may then be adjourned for a period exceeding one week; and

That the committee be empowered to report from time to time and to submit its final report no later than December 10, 2018, and retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 60 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended in the second paragraph:

1. by replacing the word “ten” by the word “nine”; and

2. by replacing the word “five” by the word “four”.

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

The Senate resumed debate on the motion, as amended, of the Honourable Senator Watt, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy:

That a Special Committee on the Arctic be appointed to consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants;

That the committee be composed of nine members, to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, and that four members constitute a quorum;

That the committee have the power to send for persons, papers and records; to examine witnesses; and to publish such papers and evidence from day to day as may be ordered by the committee;

That the committee be authorized to hire outside experts;

That, notwithstanding rule 12-18(2)(b)(i), the committee have the power to sit from Monday to Friday, even though the Senate may then be adjourned for a period exceeding one week; and

That the committee be empowered to report from time to time and to submit its final report no later than December 10, 2018, and retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 60 days after the tabling of the final report.

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

ATTEST:

Nicole Proulx

Clerk of the Senate

Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Thursday, November 29, 2018:

The Honourable Senator Patterson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the date for the final report of the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic in relation to its study on the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants be extended from December 10, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

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

ATTEST:

Richard Denis

Clerk of the Senate

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SUMMARY OF BUDGET

General Expenses


Report Production
$6,500
TOTAL

$6,500

The above budget was approved by the Special Committee on the Arctic on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

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












Date
Président du Comité spécial sur l’Arctique
DENNIS GLEN PATTERSON
Chair, Special Committee on the Arctic











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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SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE ARCTIC

Consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic and the impacts on original inhabitants

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2020

REPORT PRODUCTION












PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES









1.Copyright (0452)2,000









2.Audio recording (0452)500


3.Translation of excerpts (0445)3,500









Sub-total
$6,000








ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES










OTHER



1.Miscellaneous expenses (0798)500


Sub-total
$500








Total
6,500







Grand Total

$6,500

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, May 16, 2019

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Special Committee on the Arctic for the proposed expenditures of the said committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, for its special study to consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic and the impacts on original inhabitants, as authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. The approved budget is as follows:

General Expenses
$6,500
TOTAL

$6,500

Respectfully submitted,

SABI MARWAH

Chair