Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

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The Senate Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (French: Commité permanent du Sénat du Règlement, de la procédure et des droits du Parlement) is a committee of the Senate of Canada. As a standing committee, the rules of the Senate re-establish the committee at the opening of every new session of the Senate (otherwise the committee would permanently dissolve). The committee is charged with considering the possible repercussions and consequences of the motion of Hugh Segal to televise the proceedings of the Senate for public viewing.[1]

Mandate[edit]

The committee's mandate is:

  1. on its own initiative to propose, from time to time, amendments to the rules for consideration by the Senate;
  2. upon reference from the Senate, to examine and, if required, report on any question of privilege; and
  3. to consider the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament.[2]

Membership[edit]

The Leaders of the Government (Hon. Marjory LeBreton) and Opposition (Hon. James Cowan) are members ex officio of the Committee.

Party Member Province
     Conservative David Braley, deputy chair Ontario
     Conservative Bert Brown Alberta
     Conservative Claude Carignan Quebec
     Conservative Gerald Comeau Nova Scotia
     Conservative Mike Duffy Prince Edward Island
     Conservative Leo Housakos Quebec
     Conservative Terry Stratton Manitoba
     Liberal David P. Smith, chair Ontario
     Liberal Joan Fraser Quebec
     Liberal George Furey Newfoundland and Labrador
     Liberal Serge Joyal Quebec
     Progressive Conservative Elaine McCoy Alberta

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament". Information Service, Parliament of Canada.  Retrieved on 2012-02-09.
  2. ^ "Mandate". Information Service, Parliament of Canada.  Retrieved on 2012-02-09.