Committees are at the core of the Senate’s work.

Muriel McQueen Fergusson, the first female Speaker of the Senate, described committee work as the “heart and soul” of the Senate.

Senators serving on committees provide crucial oversight of proposed legislation and investigate matters of importance to Canadians. They listen to witnesses from across the country who offer expert testimony that senators include in their deliberations.

Current Committee Membership

Deputy Chair


Committee Highlights