Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

Transcripts & Minutes

The Senate Committee on National Security and Defence 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.

In the previous session (September 30, 2002 - November 12, 2003) the Committee issued the following transcripts and reports of fact-finding visits.


Examination on the need for a national security policy for Canada

Organizational Meeting



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.

Fact-finding Visits

1- March 22 - 25, 2004

Fact-finding visits From the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session (January 29, 2001 to September 16, 2002)