The Committee of Selection, which is neither a standing nor special committee, has the mandate pursuant to the Rules of the Senate to nominate, through reports to the Senate, the Speaker pro tempore and the Senators to serve on the standing committees and standing joint committees. The committee is also empowered to propose to the Senate from time to time changes in the membership of a committee.
The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has the mandate to examine legislation and study issues related to transport and communications by land, air, water, and space, whether by radio, telephone, telegraph, wire, cable, microwave, wireless, television, satellite, broadcasting, postal communications or any other form, method or means of communications. It also deals with matters relating to tourist traffic, common carriers, shipping and navigable waters.
The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (the “Committee”) reviews and scrutinizes government regulations and other statutory instruments. Parliament increasingly delegates legislative authority to the Executive branch of government through enabling statutes that allow a government body to make rules and regulations.