The Senate Committee on Defence and Security undertakes it work through:
- Hearings for which transcripts of the testimony are available, and
- Fact-finding visits to military bases, security establishments and other installations.
Transcripts: (verbatim report of what took place at a meeting)
Copies of the unrevised floor transcript for each meeting are usually available within 24 hours. If you wish to receive a copy of this document, please
send an e-mail message and a copy will be sent to you by electronic mail. Please note that this transcript is only available in the language actually used in the meeting. The fully translated and edited copy of the transcript is usually posted on the Committee's website in 3 weeks. If you wish to cite an unrevised transcript, please obtain the consent of the person who spoke.
Issues: (printed edited verbatim report of what took place at a meeting)
A committee's issues are the printed edited transcripts in both English and French of the testimony received by the committee. While separate issues are often prepared for each meeting of a committee, at times a number of meetings may be contained in one issue. The issues are numbered consecutively. As each page in an issue contains the issue number as well as a page number, citations are usually given as 15:21, meaning, issue #15 page 21.
the previous session (January 29, 2001 to September 16, 2002) the Committee
issued the following transcripts
and reports of fact-finding visits.
Study on veterans services and benefits, commemorative activities and Veterans Charters
Examination on the need for a national security policy for Canada
27, November 3, 2003 (in camera)
26, October 30, 2003
25, October 20, October 27, 2003
24, September 29, October 1, October 6, 2003 (in camera)
23, September 24 and September 25, 2003
22, September 22 and September 23, 2003
20, June 18, 2003
19, June 9, 2003
18, May 26 and June 2, 2003
17, May 12, 2003
16, May 5, 2003
15, April 28, 2003
14, April 7, 2003
13, March 31 and April 2, 2003
12, March 17, 2003
11, February 24, 2003
10, February 10 and February 18, 2003
9, January 28 and February 3, 2003
7, January 6 (in camera) and January 27, 2003
5, December 2, December 9 (in camera) and December 10 (in camera), 2002
4, November 25 and November 27, 2002
3, November 18, 2002
1, October 23, October 28 (in camera) and November 4 2002
Bill C-411, An Act to establish Merchant Navy Veterans Day
Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Pension Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act
Bill C-44, An Act to compensate military members injured during service
Bill C-227, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance of the Battle of
"The Myth of Security at Canada's Airports"
Examination on the proposal of the Valiants Group for the erection of statues in downtown Ottawa to
salute the heroic wartime sacrifice of certain valiant men and women who fought victoriously for the
independence of Canada during the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and helped mightily to establish
"For an Extra $130 Bucks... Update on Canada's Military Financial
Crisis, A View from the Bottom Up"
The program of activities in both English and French of each fact-finding visit is available on this website. These programs provide details of the Senators participating in each visit, the nature of the visit, the persons who met the committee as well as the subjects covered during the presentations.
September 21 - 26, 2003
March 23 - 28, 2003
February 26 - 27, 2003
January 27 - 31, 2003
Fact-finding visits From
the 37th Parliament, 1st Session (January
29, 2001 - September 16, 2002)