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  note  note
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
2020-11-05
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:31 AM
  • Marie-Eve Belzile, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Hedy Fry, P.C., Member of Parliament for Vancouver Center, British Columbia (House of Commons)
  • Nathalie Laliberté, Vice President, Service to Parliament and Interpretation Sector (Translation Bureau)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Co-Chair (Joint Interparliamentary Council)
  • Lucie Séguin, Chief Executive Officer (Translation Bureau)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Chair, Artwork and Heritage Advisory Working Group (Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Colin Deacon, Senator
  • David Groves, Legal 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, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  • Shaila Anwar, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Marie-Eve Belzile, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • 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)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, Chair, Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator David M. Wells, Chair, Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Martine Bergeron, Manager of Procurement, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament, Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Ontario (House of Commons)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, Chair, Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Charles Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Geneviève Garneau, Senior Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair, Subcommittee on Diversity (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Senior 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)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Alyson Queen, Chief of Staff , Chief Corporate Services Officer and Clerk of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:01 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Lynn Beyak (As an Individual)
  • 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)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Gérald Lafrenière, Acting Director, Governance and Strategic Planning (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Isabelle Leduc, HR Partnership Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
2020-09-23 Show Briefs
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:31 AM
  • Marie-Eve Belzile, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Hedy Fry, P.C., Member of Parliament for Vancouver Center, British Columbia (House of Commons)
  • Nathalie Laliberté, Vice President, Service to Parliament and Interpretation Sector (Translation Bureau)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Co-Chair (Joint Interparliamentary Council)
  • Lucie Séguin, Chief Executive Officer (Translation Bureau)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Chair, Artwork and Heritage Advisory Working Group (Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Colin Deacon, Senator
  • David Groves, Legal 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, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  • Shaila Anwar, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Marie-Eve Belzile, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • 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)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, Chair, Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator David M. Wells, Chair, Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Martine Bergeron, Manager of Procurement, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament, Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Ontario (House of Commons)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, Chair, Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Charles Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Geneviève Garneau, Senior Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair, Subcommittee on Diversity (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Senior 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)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Alyson Queen, Chief of Staff , Chief Corporate Services Officer and Clerk of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:01 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Lynn Beyak (As an Individual)
  • 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)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Gérald Lafrenière, Acting Director, Governance and Strategic Planning (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Isabelle Leduc, HR Partnership Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:03 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Suzie Gignac, Engagement Quality Review Partner (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Niguel Givogue, Manager, Assurance Services (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Senior 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, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • Shaila Anwar, Deputy Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Suzie Gignac, Engagement Quality Review Partner (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Niguel Givogue, Manager, Assurance Services (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:02 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament, Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Ontario (House of Commons)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • David Groves, Legal Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
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