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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  note  note
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
2019-12-10
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion (Senate of Canada)
  • Catherine Beaudoin, Deputy Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel , Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (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)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
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