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-21, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff
2004-04-01
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 4:05 PM
  • The Honourable Denis Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of State (Financial Institutions) (As an Individual)
  • Patrick Halley, Senior Economist, International Trade Policy Division. (Department of Finance:)
  • Bob Kirke, Executive Director (Canadian Apparel Federation:)
  • Elliot Lifson, President and Vice-Chair, Peerless Clothing (Canadian Apparel Federation:)
  • Paul Ostrov, President and CEO (COMO Diffusion Inc:)
  • Martin Rivard, Policy Advisor (From the Office of the Minister of State (Financial Institutions):)
  • Randy Rotchin, President (A & R Dress Company Inc:)
  • Emmy Verdun, Director, International Trade Policy Division (Department of Finance:)
Bill C-249, An Act to amend the Competition Act
2004-04-01
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 4:03 PM
  • Suzanne Legault, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Legislative Affairs Division (Competition Bureau)
  • Dave McAllister, Major Case Director and Strategic Policy Advisor (Competition Bureau)
  • André Piché, Director of National Affairs. (Canadian Federation of Independent Business:)
  • Sheridan Scott, Commissioner. (Competition Bureau:)
  • Rob Taylor, Senior Policy Analyst, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 11:04 AM
  • John Clifford, Partner, McMillan Binch (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce:)
  • Thomas Fina, US Antitrust Attorney, Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP, Washington, DC (As an individual)
  • Kasia Majewski, Policy Analyst (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce:)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:10 PM
  • Brian A. Facey, Lawyer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP. (As an individual)
  • Neil Finkelstein, Lawyer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP. (As an individual)
  • Tim Kennish, Past Chair of the National Competition Law Section (Canadian Bar Association:)
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 11:06 AM
  • Lawrence P. Schwartz, Economist, Past member of the Competition Tribunal. (As an individual)
  • Peter G.C. Townley, Professor of Economics, Acadia University. (As an individual)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:10 PM
  • Dany H. Assaf, Lawyer, Ogilvy Renaud, Co-Chair of the Firm's Competition and Trade Law Team. (As an individual)
  • Robert Russell, Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais. (As an individual)
Subject-matter of Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act
2004-03-22
Study on issues dealing with charitable giving in Canada
2004-02-26
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 4:05 PM
  • William Bartlett, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Mr. Warren Law, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Operations & General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Ms. Sandra Stephens, Legal Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Mr. Michael Watson, Director, Enforcement (From the Ontario Securities Commission)
  • Normand Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (capital markets fraud and evidence-gathering)
2004-02-24
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 4:05 PM
  • William Bartlett, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Mr. Warren Law, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Operations & General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Ms. Sandra Stephens, Legal Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Mr. Michael Watson, Director, Enforcement (From the Ontario Securities Commission)
  • Normand Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 11:05 AM
  • Ms. Joanne Klineberg, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Officials from the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Mr. Michael Lomer, Treasurer. (From the Criminal Lawyers' Association)
  • Mr. William M. Trudell, Chair. (From the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers:)
  • Mr. Normand Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Officials from the Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 4:15 PM
  • Mr. Donald K. Piragoff, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Criminal Law Policy and Community Justice Branch (Officials from the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Mr. William Bartlett, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy. (Officials from the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ms. Joanne Klineberg, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Officials from the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Mr. Normand Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Officials from the Department of Justice Canada)
Examine and report upon the present state of the domestic and international financial system
2004-02-13
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 11:00 AM
  • David A. Dodge, Governor (From the Bank of Canada:)
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada )
Study of credit rates
2004-02-10
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