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
Government Response to the twenty-seven report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, entitled "Parliamentary Translation Services"
2018-10-16
To prepare amendments to the Senate Administrative Rules to provide all groups (caucuses) of senators with funding for a secretariat and research projects, regardless of whether the caucuses are organized with or without political affiliations.
2017-05-11
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel and Chief Parliamentary Precinct Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • S. Suzie Seo, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
Approve funding for the Independent Senators Group for the current fiscal year and for the fiscal year 2017-18
2016-12-06
To ensure that the Government Conference Centre be equipped with cameras, facilities and resources to enable the broadcasting or webcasting of Senate proceedings
2016-12-06
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
2015-12-10
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Martine Bergeron, Manager of Procurement, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Acting Director General, Property and Services (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, LTVP Executive Advisor, Real Property Planning and Projects (Senate of Canada)
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Acting Director General, Property and Services (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Geneviève Garneau, Senior Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:30 AM
  • Richard Denis, Interim Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments and Chief Legislative Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:30 AM
  • Charles Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Charles Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, LTVP Executive Advisor, Real Property Planning and Projects (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Acting Director General, Property and Services (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Duncan Broyd, Principal Designer, Centre Block Program (CENTRUS)
  • Stéphan Déry, Chief Executive Officer (Translation Bureau)
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, LTVP Executive Advisor, Real Property Planning and Projects (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Laliberté, Vice President, Service to Parliament and Interpretation Sector (Translation Bureau)
  • Caroline Morency, Acting Director General, Property and Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Catherine Piccinin, Principal Clerk, Chamber Operations and Procedure Office (Senate of Canada)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Senator
  • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., Senator
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Monique Daigle, Lead, Employee Experience, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • Natalie Strittmatter, Transformation Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • Mélisa Leclerc, Director, Communications Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Acting Director General, Property and Services (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • Yasmin Ratansi, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East, Ontario (House of Commons)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Nicole Eaton, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • Ali Rostami, Acting Director, Buidling Operations and Assets, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Andrew Newman, Partner, Audit Leader, Public Sector Audit (KPMG)
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Charles Nahimana, Deputy Director, IT Project Office (House of Commons)
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 8:01 AM
  • Claudie Besner, Director, Financial Systems, ERP and Business Analysis (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Andrew Newman, Partner, Audit Leader, Public Sector Audit (KPMG)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director General, Property and Services Directorate
  • Céline Éthier, Procedural Clerk
  • Caroline Morency, Acting Director General, Property and Services
  • The Honourable Senator Pierrette Ringuette, Senator
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Anne C. Cools, Senator
  • The Honourable Senator Peter Harder, P.C., Government Representative in the Senate
  • Katrina Leclerc, Parliamentary Affairs Advisor
  • The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran, Senator
  • David Taylor, Lawyer (Conway Baxter Wilson LLP)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:32 AM
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8:30 AM
  • Ezio DiMillo, Director General, Parliamentary Precinct Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Nathalie Laliberté, Director General, Parliamentary Precinct Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran, Senator
  • Andrew Newman, Partner, Audit Leader, Public Sector Audit (KPMG)
  • The Honourable Senator Kim Pate, Senator
  • Robert Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister , Parliamentary Precinct Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:32 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran, Senator
  • Ariel Melamedoff (As an Individual)
  • Shania Pruden (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:30 AM
  • Danielle Labonté, Deputy Principal Clerk (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain, Deputy Facilitator, Independent Senators Group (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Facilitator, Independent Senators Group (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 8:31 AM
  • Danielle Labonté, Deputy Principal Clerk (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:31 AM
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pascale Legault, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Andrew Newman, Partner, Audit Leader, Public Sector Audit (KPMG)
  • Charly Thivierge-Lortie, Senior Manager, Audit (KPMG)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:34 AM
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:34 AM
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel and Chief Parliamentary Precinct Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • S. Suzie Seo, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:35 AM
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:02 AM
  • Hélène Bouchard, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Monique Daigle, Chief, Compensation, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pascale Legault, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Luc Presseau, Director, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:04 AM
  • Pascale Legault, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:04 AM
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:03 AM
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:06 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., Senator
  • The Honourable Senator David M. Wells, Senator
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:35 AM
  • Pascale Legault, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Mike McDonald, Director, Corporate Security (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8:32 AM
  • The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., former senator (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Leo Housakos, Senate Co-Chair (Joint Interparliamentary Council)
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Bruce Stanton M.P., House of Commons Co-Chair (Joint Interparliamentary Council)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:32 AM
  • Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Lou-Anne Bégin, Co-Chair representing the Conservative Caucus and Executive Assistant to the Honourable Senator Poirier, Working Group on Senators’ Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Jimmy Manigat, Coordinator, Working Group on Senators' Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Amanda McLaren, Co-Chair representing the Independent Senators' Group and the Parliamentary Affairs Advisor to the Honourable Senator Dean, Working Group on Senators' Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Sherry Petten, Co-Chair representing the Liberal Senators and the Director of Issues Management for the Honourable Senator Mercer , Working Group on Senators' Services (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM
  • Peter Feltham, Acting Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pascale Legault, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Ronald Prud'homme, Senior Advisor, IS Business Planning, Performance Management and Projects, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:02 AM
  • Maria-Chantal Eynoux, Senior Advisor, Services to Senators and Programs, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Kathy Jacobs, Chair, Advisory Committee on Diversity and Accessibility (Senate of Canada)
  • Luc Presseau, Director, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Angela Vanikiotis, Manager, Human Resources Operations, Diversity and Official Languages, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:30 AM
  • Brenda Hollingsworth, Lawyer (Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation)
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:03 AM
Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:03 AM
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:33 AM
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9:06 AM
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 9:05 AM
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:35 AM
  • Gérald Lafrenière, Principal Clerk, Parliamentary Exchanges and Protocol (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:02 AM
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 9:08 AM
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:01 AM
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:03 AM
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:05 AM
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:19 AM
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:33 AM
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:16 AM
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:02 AM
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:36 AM
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM
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