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
Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Farm Credit Corporation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
2001-06-12
Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 6:26 PM
  • Larry McCormick, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (As an Individual)
  • John Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Farm Credit Corporation:)
Bill S-22, An Act to provide for the recognition of the Canadien Horse as the national horse of Canada
2001-06-11
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 6:30 PM
  • Murray Calder, M.P. (As an individual)
  • Senator Lowell Murray, P.C. (Sponsor of the Bill) (From the Senate of Canada:)
Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 5:35 PM
  • André Auclair (Association québécoise du cheval canadien)
  • Yves Bernatchez (Association québécoise du cheval canadien)
  • Dr. Kelly Ferguson, D.V.M., President Alex Hayward, Historian (Canadian Horse Breeders of Ontario)
  • Alex, Hayward, Historian (Canadian Horse Breeders of Ontario)
  • Regent (Ray) Lalonde, President (Upper Canada (Ontario) District Canadian Horse Breeders (UCD))
  • Darkise St-Arnaud, President (Association québécoise du cheval canadien)
  • Danton Wilson (Woodmont Angus Farm)
Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 5:35 PM
  • Gerry Lalonde, Director, Canadian Livestock Record Corporation (Upper Canada (Ontario) District Canadian Horse Breeders (UCD))
  • Regent (Ray) Lalonde, President (Upper Canada (Ontario) District Canadian Horse Breeders (UCD))
  • Ted Lawrence, Chair (Rare Breeds Canada)
  • Guy Paquet, President (Canadian Horse Breeders' Association)
  • Denis Robitaille (Canadian Horse Breeders' Association)
(37-1)The present and future state of forestry
2001-03-20
Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 8:34 AM
Thursday, June 7, 2001 at 8:34 AM
  • Terry Hildebrandt, President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan; ( As a panel:)
  • Cecilia Olver, Director (From the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan:)
Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 9:00 AM
  • Bob Friesen, President (From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:)
  • Jennifer Higginson, Trade Policy Analyst (From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:)
Examine international trade in agricultural and agri-food products, and short-term and long-term measures for the health of the agricultural and the agri-food industry in all regions of Canada
2001-03-20
Thursday, June 6, 2002 at 8:33 AM
Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 8:35 AM
  • Alex Dudelzak, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, York University (As an individual)
  • Nicolas Tremblay, Ph.D., Research Scientist Plant nutrition and management (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 8:42 AM
Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 8:35 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 8:35 AM
  • Bernard Courtois, Chief Strategy Officer (Bell Canada)
  • Linda Gervais, Vice President, Federal Government Relations (Bell Canada)
  • Pat Tulloch, General Manager, Marketing (SASKTEL)
Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 8:30 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 5:35 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 12:30 PM
  • The Honourable Lyle Vanclief, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food ()
  • Diane Vincent, Associate Deputy Minister (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
  • Samy Watson, Deputy Minister (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 9:00 AM
  • The Honourable Ernest Fage, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Jean-Louis Daigle, Director (Eastern Canada Soil and Water Conservation Centre)
  • Andrew McCurdy, President Carol Versteeg, Executive Director (Soil and Crop Improvement Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Dr. David Persival, Research professor (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  • Dr. Kirsti Rouvinen-Watt, Research Professor (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  • Paul Vautour, Executive Director (New Brunswick Federation of Agriculture)
  • John C.H. Vissers, President (Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia)
Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 9:15 AM
  • Alan Buchanan, Director, Government Relations (Aliant Telecom)
  • Dr. H. Garth Coffin, Principal (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  • Ralph De Long, President (Nova Scotia Egg Producers)
  • Len Giffen, Coordinator (Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Council)
  • Dr. Robert Gordon (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  • Heather Anne Grant, Special Projects Researcher (Agriculture Development Institute)
  • Mike Howard, Senior Government Relations Advisor (Aliant Telecom)
  • Fraser Hunter - Chair, Industry Planning Committee Laurence Nason, Executive Director (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
  • Shawn Lacey, President (Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Council)
  • Patton MacDonald, Executive Director (Potatoes New Brunswick)
  • Jennifer Melanson, Director of Administration (Atlantic Canada Organic Regional Network (ACORN))
  • Laurence Nason, Executive Director (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
  • Dr. Tim Ogilvie, Dean (University of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary College)
  • Paul-Émile Soucy, President (Fédération des agriculteurs et agricultrices francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick)
  • Dr. Phil Warman, Professor (The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada)
Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 8:30 AM
  • Richard Aucoin, Acting Director, Efficacy and Sustainability Assessment Division, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Ken Engel, Executive Director (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
  • Scott Hartley, Provincial Specialist, Insect and Pest Management (Government of Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture)
  • Robert Schultz, Director (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
  • Cameron Wilk, Pesticide Management Specialist, Regulatory Management (Government of Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture)
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 4:32 PM
  • Peter Apedaile, Professor Emeritus, Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta (As an individual)
  • David Bruce, Director, Rural and Small Town Programme (Mount Allison University)
  • Bruno Jean, President (Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF))
  • Diane Martz, Director, Centre for Rural Studies and Enrichment (St. Peter's College)
Thursday, December 6, 2001 at 8:34 AM
  • Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Bob Funk, Vice-President, Agriculture (Scotiabank)
  • Pieter Kleinschmidt, National Director, Agriculture and Agribusiness (RBC Royal Bank)
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at 3:34 PM
  • The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade ()
  • Claude Carrière, Director General, Trade Policy Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • Suzanne Vinet, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, International Trade Policy Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 6:15 PM
  • Ray Bollman, Research Economist (Statistics Canada)
  • Judy Brown (Canadian Farm Women's Network)
Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 3:31 PM
  • The Honourable Lyle Vanclief, P.C., M.P.,, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food ()
  • Ron Doering, President ( From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:)
  • Diane Vincent, Associate Deputy Minister ( From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
  • Samy Watson, Deputy Minister (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 8:34 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 5:32 PM
  • Anne Forbes, President (Canadian Farm Business Management Council)
  • James Laws, Executive Director (Canadian Farm Business Management Council)
Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 8:30 AM
  • Heather Clemenson, Manager, Rural Research and Analysis, Rural Secretariat (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Bob Cumming, Manager, Departmental Coordination, Rural Secretariat (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Kevin Doyle, Manager, Federal Policy Integration, Rural Secretariat Bob Cumming, Manager, Departmental Coordination, Rural Secretariat (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 3:34 PM
  • Frederick Kingston, Senior Advisor, Economic and Commercial Affairs (Delegation of the European Commission in Canada)
  • Philippe Musquar, Counsellor, Economic and Commercial Affairs (Delegation of the European Commission in Canada)
  • Danièle Smadja, Ambassador and Head of Delegation (Delegation of the European Commission in Canada)
Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 8:30 AM
  • Nadege Adam, Biotechnology Campaigner (Council of Canadians)
  • Don Dewar, President (Keystone Agricultural Producers)
  • Bradford Duplisea, Health Researcher (The Canadian Health Coalition)
  • Arlynn Kurtz, Executive Director (From the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Marc Loiselle, Director (Saskatchewan Organic Directorate)
  • Stewart Wells, Board Member (From the National Farmers Union:)
  • Ivan Ottenbreit, Vice-president (From the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Holly Penfound, Campaign Coordinator - Environmental Health (Greenpeace Canada)
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 6:02 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board and Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • Howard Migie, Director General, Marketing Policy Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
  • Brian T. Oleson, Senior Economist (Canadian Wheat Board)
  • Jamie Oxley, Chief, Cross-Sectoral Policy Development Division, Strategic Policy Branch (Departement of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Suzanne Vinet, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, International Trade Policy Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 8:30 AM
  • Jacques Proulx, President (Solidarité rurale)
  • Marie Anne Rainville, Director of Public Affairs (Solidarité rurale)
Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 8:36 AM
  • Andrew Denis (As an individual)
  • Murray Downing (As an individual)
  • Daryl Knight (As an individual)
Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 8:35 AM
  • Gerry Luciuk, Director (Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Bernie Ward, Director, Analytical and Communications Service (Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 5:43 PM
Thursday, June 7, 2001 at 8:34 AM
  • Terry Hildebrandt, President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan; ( As a panel:)
  • Cecilia Olver, Director (From the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan:)
Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 8:30 AM
  • J. Sinclair Harrison (From the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities:)
  • Joe Masi, Director of Policy and Research (From the Association of Manitoba Municipalities:)
  • Wayne Motheral, President (From the Association of Manitoba Municipalities:)
  • Arita Paul, Manager of Agricultural Services (From the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities:)
Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 8:33 AM
  • Anthony Chu, Director, Innovation and Investment Division, Office of Health and the Information Highway, Information, Analysis and Connectivity Branch (From the Department of Health Canada:)
  • Jack Hayden, Member, National Board of Directors (Federation of Canadian Municipalities:)
  • John Wotton, Special Advisor on Rural Health (From the Department of Health Canada:)
Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 5:32 PM
  • Brian Gray, Director of Conservation Programs (From Ducks Unlimited Canada:)
  • J. Barry Turner Director of Government Relations (From Ducks Unlimited Canada)
Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 6:16 PM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) ()
  • Lynden Johnson, Executive Director, Rural Secretariat (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
  • Diane Vincent, Associate Deputy Minister (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 9:02 AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 7:02 PM
  • Scott Grant, Portfolio Management Officer (From the Farm Credit Corporation:)
  • John Lagacé (From the Farm Credit Corporation:)
  • Louise Neveu, Executive Vice-President, Chief Knowledge Officer (From the Farm Credit Corporation:)
  • John Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Farm Credit Corporation:)
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 12:17 PM
  • The honorable Lyle Vanclief, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (The Honourable Lyle Vanclief, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Tom Richardson, A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
  • Diane Vincent, Associate Deputy Minister (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
  • Suzanne Vinet, Director General, International Trade Policy Directorate (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
  • Samy Watson, Deputy Minister (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 5:00 PM
  • Larry Hill, Director (From The Canadian Wheat Board:)
  • Ian McCreary, Director (From The Canadian Wheat Board:)
  • Bill Nicholson, Director (From The Canadian Wheat Board:)
  • Ken Ritter, Chair, Director (From The Canadian Wheat Board:)
Monday, April 2, 2001 at 7:00 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister responsible for Canadian Wheat Board and Minister of Natural Resources (The Honourable Ralph E. Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister responsible for Canadian Wheat Board and Minister of Natural Resources)
  • Howard Migie, Director General, Marketing Policy Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 2:00 PM
  • Claude Carrière, Director General, Trade Policy Bureau I, Chief Negotiator, Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • Terry Norman, Director, Western Hemisphere Trade Policy Division, International Trade Policy Directorate, Market and Industry Services Branch (From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 9:00 AM
  • Bob Friesen, President (From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:)
  • Jennifer Higginson, Trade Policy Analyst (From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture:)
Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 9:04 AM
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