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
Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
2020-09-23
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
2020-09-23 Show Briefs
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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