The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance has the mandate to examine matters relating to federal estimates generally, including the public accounts and reports of the Auditor General; as well as government finance. In addition, the committee has investigated other topics of interest and importance to the country.
The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has the mandate to examine legislation and to study issues related to banking, insurance, trust and loan companies, credit societies, caisses populaires and small loans companies. It is also responsible for considering customs and excise issues, taxation legislation, patents, royalties, corporate affairs, and bankruptcy-related issues.
The committee has conducted major studies in areas as diverse as corporate governance, financial sector reform, insolvency, Crown corporations, taxation, business and trade, productivity, financial crimes, retirement and digital currency.