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.

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The subject matter of Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States
2020-02-20 Show Briefs
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:31 AM
  • Claire Citeau, Executive Director (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Erin Gowriluk, Executive Director, Grain Growers of Canada (Member of CAFTA) (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Fawn Jackson, Senior Manager, Government and International Relations (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Doug Sawyer, Vice Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Jennifer Steeves, Director, Industry and Consumer Affairs (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Flavio Volpe, President (Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  • Pierre Bouchard, Director, Bilateral and Regional Labour Affairs (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Robert Brookfield, Director General and Deputy Legal Advisor, Trade Law (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Stephanie Chandler, Senior Advisor, Trade Policy and Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Aaron Fowler, Chief Agriculture Negotiator and Director General (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Loris Mirella, Director, Intellectual Property Trade (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Marie-France Paquet, Chief Economist (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Martin Thornell, Senior Advisor, Tariff and Goods Market Access (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Steve Verheul, Chief Negotiator and Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3:31 PM
  • Mark Agnew, Senior Director, International Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dan Ciuriak, Director, Ciuriak Consulting; Fellow in Residence, C.D. Howe Institute; and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (As an Individual)
  • Sujata Dey, Trade Campaigner (Council of Canadians)
  • Lawrence L. Herman, Counsel, Herman & Associates (As an Individual)
  • Colin Robertson, Vice-President and Fellow (Canadian Global Affairs Institute)
  • Chad Swance, Member of the Board of Directors (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
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