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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Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act
2020-12-02 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • Walter Dorn, Professor, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Veronika Stromšíková, Director, Office of Strategy and Policy (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • Sébastien Carrière, Executive Director, Non-proliferation and Disarmament Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Dan Costello, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Dr. Heather Durham, Chair (Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee)
  • Alison Grant, Director, Eastern Europe & Eurasia (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Andrew Halliday, Deputy National Coordinator, Canadian National Authority to the Chemical Weapons Convention (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Brendan Murphy, National Coordinator, Canadian National Authority to the Chemical Weapons Convention (Global Affairs Canada)
Study matters relating to foreign or Commonwealth relations generally, as described in rule 12-7(4)
2021-03-30
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • Stephen Brown, Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Nadine Grant, Vice President, International Programs and Business Development (Plan International Canada)
  • Valerie Percival, Associate Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., Ambassador and Permanent Representative-Designate of Canada to the United Nations in New York (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Andrew (Drew) Smith, Director General, International Assistance Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Joshua Tabah, Director General, Health and Nutrition, Global Issues and Development Branch (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:32 AM
  • The Honourable Karina Gould, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Development (House of Commons)
  • Denise Byrnes, Director General (Oxfam-Québec)
  • Rebecca Davidson, Head of Programs, Global Health (CARE Canada)
  • Elissa Golberg, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Barbara Grantham, President and CEO (CARE Canada)
  • Leslie MacLean, Deputy Minister, International Development (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Nicolas Moyer, President and Chief Executive Officer (Cooperation Canada)
  • Joshua Tabah, Director General, Health and Nutrition, Global Issues and Development Branch (Global Affairs Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 6 and 20 of Part 4 of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
2021-05-04 Show Briefs
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:31 AM
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • Cory Anderson, Director, Sanctions Policy and Operations Coordination Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Acting Director General, Financial Crimes Governance and Operations, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marie-Hélène Cantin, Senior Economist, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Layton, Executive Director, Trade Remedies Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Gabriel Ngo, Senior Advisor, Financial Crimes Governance and Operations, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Neelu Shanker, Deputy Director, Operations, Sanctions Policy and Operations Coordination Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Raahool Watchmaker, Deputy Director & Senior Counsel, Trade Remedy Law, Trade Law Bureau (JLT) (Global Affairs Canada)
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