The Committee has a mandate to examine legislation and
matters relating to legal and constitutional affairs, including: federal-provincial
relations; the administration of justice, law reform; the judiciary; and private bills.
Bill C-40, An Act respecting extradition, to amend the Canada Evidence Act,
the Criminal Code, the Immigration Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
Act and to amend and repeal other Acts in consequence.
Examines, on its own initiative, the rules of the Senate to
propose, from time to time, amendments to the rules for consideration by the Senate; upon
reference from the Senate, to examine and, if required, report on any question of
privilege; and to consider the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of