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Committee Work

Current member of the following Standing Senate Committees:

  • National Security and Defence, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs
  • Energy, The Environment and Natural Resources

Previous member of the following Standing Senate Committee:

  • Internal Economy
National Security and Defence and Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs

 

Reports:

Reinvesting in the Canadian Armed Forces: A plan for the future

Military underfunded: The walk must match the talk

UN Deployment on Peacekeeping

UN Deployment: Prioritizing commitments at home and abroad

 Countering the Terrorist Threat in Canada: an interim report (Tabled June 2015)

Vigilance, Accountability and Security at Canada's Borders (Tabled June 2015)

Interim Report on the Operational Stress Injuries of Canada's Veterans(Tabled June 2015)

Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence: Responding to the evolving threat (Tabled 2014)

The Transition to Civilian Life of Veterans (Tabled June 2014)

Conduct Becoming: Why the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Must Transform its Culture (Tabled June 2013)

Answering the Call: The future role of Canada’s primary reserve (Tabled December 2011)

Sovereignty & Security in Canada’s Arctic (Tabled March 2011)

Where We Go From Here: Canada’s mission in Afghanistan (Tabled June 2010)

 

Study of Bills:

Bill C-51, An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts (May 2015)

Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts (May 2015)

Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces) (March 2015)

Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament (February 2014)

Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (April, 2013)

Bill C-55, The Enhances New Veterans Charter Act  (March 2011)

Bill S-13, An Act to implement the Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America (March 2011)


Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

 

Reports:

Moving Energy Safely: A study of the safe transport of hydrocarbons by pipelines, tankers and railcars in Canada (Tabled August 2013)

Now or Never: Canada must act urgently to seize its place in the NEW ENERGY WORLD ORDER (Tabled July 2012)

Facts Do Not Justify Banning Canada’s Current Offshore Drilling Operations: A Senate review in the wake of BP’s deepwater horizon incident (Tabled August 2010)

Attention Canada! Preparing for our energy future (Tabled June 2010)

Globe 2010 Conference: Beyond the Science (Tabled May 2010)

Globe 2008 Conference (Tabled May 2009)

With Respect, Canada’s North (Tabled May 2009) 

Proposed Revision to User Fees, November 2008 (Tabled March 2009)

 

Study of Bills:

Bill C-47, An Act to enact the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act and the Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board Act (May 2013)

Bill S-15, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (April 2013)

Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada) (February 2013)

Bill C-45, Divisions 4, 18 and 21 of Part 4, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament (November 2012)

Order amending Schedule 2 to the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act together with a Report to Parliament, entitled Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site (June 2010)

Bill S-210, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act and the Auditor General Act (April 2010)

Bill S-208, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (clean drinking water) (June 2009)

Bill C-38, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act to enlarge Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada (June 2009)

Bill C-10, Navigable Waters Protection Act (June 2009)

Bill C-16, An Act to amend certain Acts that relate to the environment and to enact provisions respecting the enforcement of certain Acts that relate to the environment (June 2009)

Bill S-216, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act (April 2009)

Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Energy Efficiency Act (March 2009)