Studies & Bills

Orders of Reference

An order of reference is a decision of the Senate authorizing a committee to undertake the study of an issue, bill or other matter. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. However, three committees are empowered by the Rules of the Senate to act on their own initiative without a prior order of reference from the Senate. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament; the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration; and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.

Studies & Bills Order of Reference Session  note  note
Examine the ramifications to Canada of the changed mandate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Canada's role in NATO since the demise of the Warsaw Pact, the end of the Cold War and the recent addition to membership in NATO of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic; and of peacekeeping, with particular reference to Canada's ability to participate in it under the auspices of any international body of which Canada is a member
1999-03-23
Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 3:39 PM
  • Dr. Gwynne Dyer (As an individual)
Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at 3:35 PM
  • Mr. Doug Fraser, Executive Director, Canadian Council for International Peace and Security (As an individual)
  • Mr. Paul LaRose-Edwards, Executive Director, Canadem (As a panel)
  • Mr. Alex Morrison, President, Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre (As a panel)
  • Professor Kim Richard Nossal (As an individual)
Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at 3:31 PM
  • Professor David Bercuson, Director, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary (As an individual)
  • Professor Denis Stairs, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University (As an individual)
Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at 3:37 PM
  • Major-General (Retired) Lewis Mackenzie (As an individual)
  • Professor Stephen Scott, Faculty of Law, McGill University (As an individual)
Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 1:09 PM
  • Professor Irwin Cotler, Faculty of Law, McGill University (As an individual)
  • Sergeant Tom Hoppe (From the Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters)
  • Colonel Jim Calvin, Chief of Staff (From the Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters)
  • Mr. Frederick Kinsgston, Senior Adviser, Economic and Commercial Affairs (From the Delegation of the European Commission in Canada)
  • Sergeant Jake McIndoe (From the Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters)
  • Her Excellency Danièle Smadja, Ambassador and Head of Delegation (From the Delegation of the European Commission in Canada)
  • Mr. Earl Wiseman, Director General, International Affairs Directorate (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 3:53 PM
  • Michael Bliss, Professor of History, University of Toronto (From the University of Toronto)
  • Robert Bothwell, Professor of History, College Trinity, University of Toronto (From the University of Toronto)
Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 3:31 PM
  • Professor Dale Herspring (From University of Kansas)
Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 3:20 PM
  • Charles Court, Deputy Director, IDR division, North American and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defence Relations, NATO NORAD Section (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Don Craig, Directorate of NATO Policy (From the Department of National Defence)
  • Rear-Admiral Bruce MacLean, Director General, International Security Policy (From the Department of National Defence)
  • Paul Meyer, Director General, International Security Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Patrick Wittmann, Deputy Director, UN Security Council Affairs Section (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at 3:35 PM
  • Charles Court, Deputy Director, IDR division, North American and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defence Relations, NATO NORAD Section (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Don Craig, Directorate of NATO Policy (From the Department of National Defence)
  • Rear-Admiral Bruce MacLean, Director General, International Security Policy (From the Department of National Defence)
  • Paul Meyer, Director General, International Security Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Patrick Wittmann, Deputy Director, UN Security Council Affairs Section (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 3:20 PM
  • David Lang (Carleton University)
Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 5:00 PM
Examine and report on Canada's policy and interests in Russia, Ukraine and the Caspian Sea region
1999-03-18
Examine and report on possible reforms to the International Monetary Fund, especially in its economic and financial surveillance activity and its lending practices, and on other international financial and trade developments
1999-03-11
Joint meeting with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade concerning nuclear disarmament issues
1999-03-04
Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 3:30 PM
  • Thomas Graham, Ambassador and President of Lawyers Alliance for World Security (From the Middle Powers Initiative)
  • General Lee Butler, Former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Defence Secretary (From the Middle Powers Initiative)
  • Robert McNamara, Former U.S. Defence Secretary (From the Middle Powers Initiative)
Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 4:10 PM
  • Her Excellency Mary Robinson, High Commissioner (From the United Nations Commission on Human Rights)
  • Eric Toustinet, External Relations Officer (From the United Nations Commission on Human Rights)
Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Special Import Measures Act and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act
1999-02-17
Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 6:20 PM
  • Lucie Angers, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Stephen Barry, Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of Revenue Canada)
  • Jacqueline Caron Criminal Law, Privileges and Immunities Section (Legal Counsel, Criminal Law, Privileges and Immunities Section)
  • David Dunbar, Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Susan Gardiner, Deputy Director, U.S. Transboundary Division (From the Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • David Harris, Legal Counsel, Justice Legal Services Division (From the Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Tom McMahon, Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada)
  • David Preston, Director, U.S. Transboundary Division (From the Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Pat Saroli, Senior Economist, Trade Remedies and General Economic Relations (From the Department of Finance)
Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 5:38 PM
  • Terry Collins-Williams, Director, International Trade Policy Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Wayne Neamtz, Director, Operational Policy, Anti-dumping and Countervailing Directorate, Customs and Trade Administration Branch (From Revenue Canada)
  • Carol Nelder-Corvari, Chief, Trade Remedies and General Economic Relations (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Don Orth, Senior Policy Analyst, Anti-dumping and Countervailing Division, Customs, Excise and Taxation Branch (From Revenue Canada)
  • Pat Saroli, Senior Economist, Trade Remedies and General Economic Relations (From the Department of Finance)
  • Gerry Stobo, From the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (General Counsel)
  • Peter Welsh, Research Director (From the Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
Bill S-22, An Act authorizing the United States to preclear travellers and goods in Canada for entry into the United States for the purposes of customs, immigration, public health, food inspection and plant and animal health
1999-02-11
Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 6:20 PM
  • Lucie Angers, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Stephen Barry, Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of Revenue Canada)
  • Jacqueline Caron Criminal Law, Privileges and Immunities Section (Legal Counsel, Criminal Law, Privileges and Immunities Section)
  • David Dunbar, Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Susan Gardiner, Deputy Director, U.S. Transboundary Division (From the Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • David Harris, Legal Counsel, Justice Legal Services Division (From the Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Tom McMahon, Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada)
  • David Preston, Director, U.S. Transboundary Division (From the Department Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Pat Saroli, Senior Economist, Trade Remedies and General Economic Relations (From the Department of Finance)
Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 6:05 PM
  • Mr. Howard D. Greenberg, Former Chair, National Citizenship and Immigration Section (From the Canadian Bar Association)
  • Mr. Michael A. E. Greene, Treasurer, National Citizenship and Immigration Section (From the Canadian Bar Association)
  • Ms Tamra L. Thompson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (From the Canadian Bar Association)
Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 3:30 PM
  • Jacqueline Caron, Criminal Law, Privileges and Immunities Section (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Roland Dorsay, Director, International and Regulatory Affairs (From Canadian Airlines International Ltd.)
  • Susan Gardiner, Deputy Director, U.S. Transboundary Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • David Harris, Legal Counsel, Justice Legal Services Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Neil MacIntosh, U.S. Transboundary Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • David Preston, Director, U.S. Transboundary Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Bill C-52, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
1998-10-28
Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 4:00 PM
  • Ranjan Banerjee, Desk Officer, Nuclear, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Implementation Agency (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Beverley Chomyn, Lawyer, drafter of the Treaty (Department of Justice)
  • Paul Connors, Deputy Director, Nuclear, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Implementation Agency (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Ross E. Glasgow, Director, Nuclear, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Implementation Agency (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Dr. David McCormack, Seismologist (Geological Survey of Canada)
  • Paul Meyer, Director General, International Security Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Bill S-16, An Act to implement an agreement between Canada and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, an agreement between Canada and the Republic of Croatia and a convention between Canada and the Republic of Chile, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
1998-05-12
Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 4:25 PM
  • Jean-Marc Déry, Chief, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation Division (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Daniel MacIntosh, Chief, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation Division (From the Finance Department)
Bill C-22, An Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction
1997-11-26
The consequences for Canada of the emerging European Monetary Union and other related trade and investment matters
1997-11-19
Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 2:55 PM
  • John D. Murray, Chief, International Department (From the Bank of Canada)
Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 5:21 PM
  • European Parliamentary Delegation (European Parliamentary Delegation)
Tuesday, June 2, 1998 at 4:49 PM
  • Jean-Marc Duval, Director General, European Union, North and West Europe Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Mr. Thigh Moeser, Assistant Director, European Union Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Mr. Robert E. Publicover, Senior Trade Relations Advisor, European Union Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 4:00 PM
  • Robert Brooks, Deputy Director, Ukraine - C.I.S., Eastern Europe Division (REE) (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Ralph Lysyshyn, Director General, International Security Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 5:58 PM
  • John D. Murray, Chief, International Department (From the Bank of Canada)
Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at 4:03 PM
  • David Dodds, Director, International Trade Division (From Statistics Canada)
  • Yvan Gervais, Chief of Production and Analysis Section, International Trade Division (From Statistics Canada)
  • Marlene Sterparn, Senior Analyst, International Trade Division (From Statistics Canada)
Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 3:20 PM
  • Claude Carrière, Director, Tariff & Market Access Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Hans De Jong, Head, International Relations (From the Council of Europe)
  • Kathryn McCallion, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business, Passport and Consular Affairs (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Hans Peter Furrer, Director, Political Affairs (From the Council of Europe)
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