Senate Standing Committees: Openness of Committee Meetings

Unless otherwise stated in the terms of reference of a given committee, the following rules shall apply:

1. Non-members of the committee shall have the right to attend committee meetings and present their views at such reasonable times, as, upon request, the committee may appoint.

2. During the deliberations of the committee no one has a right to be present except members of the committee.

3. The committee has the right to permit and/or to invite non-members to attend any or all of its meetings and may delegate to its Chair such powers of permission and/or invitation.