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 (RPRD) (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

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]

Members

Caucus Member Province
  Conservative Vernon White, deputy chair ON
  Conservative Denise Batters SK
  Conservative Joseph A. Day QC
  Conservative Linda Frum ON
  Conservative Tom McInnis NS
  Conservative David Tkachuk SK
  Conservative David Wells NL
  Independent Senators Group Renée Dupuis QC
  Independent Senators Group Marc Gold QC
  Independent Senators Group Frances Lankin ON
  Independent Senators Group Elaine McCoy AB
  Independent Senators Group Pierrette Ringuette NB
  Non-affiliated Diane Bellemare QC
  Non-affiliated Anne Cools ON
  Senate Liberal Joan Fraser QC
  Senate Liberal Mobina Jaffer BC
  Senate Liberal Serge Joyal QC

The Representative of the Government in the Senate and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate are both ex-officio members of the committee.

Notes

  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.


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