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
Consideration of an inquiry report of the Senate Ethics Officer
2017-03-09
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 8:12 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:09 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:10 AM
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 9:06 AM
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Don Meredith (As an Individual)
  • Jennifer Trehearne, Counsel (As an Individual)
  • William M. Trudell, Counsel (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:02 AM
Consideration of matters relating to the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
2016-12-15
Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2:02 PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:12 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 2:39 PM
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:35 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8:41 AM
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 2:12 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:12 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne, Senator (As an Individual)
Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:10 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 2:11 PM
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:18 PM
  • Bruce Chaulk, Commissioner for Legislative Standards (Office of the Commissioner for Legislative Standards of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Ian Greene, Professor Emeritus, York University (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Senator Peter Harder, P.C., Senator (As an Individual)
  • Robert Shepherd, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Ian Stedman, PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:01 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain, Senator (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Senator (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 2:07 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre J. Dalphond, Senator (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Senator Renée Dupuis, Senator (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:35 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Yvonne Boyer, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:23 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Senator (As an Individual)
  • Richard Denis, Interim Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments and Chief Legislative Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Catherine Piccinin, Principal Clerk, Chamber Operations and Procedure Office (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 2:39 PM
  • Pierre Legault, Senate Ethics Officer (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
  • Deborah Palumbo, Assistant Senate Ethics Officer and General Counsel (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 3:05 PM
  • Pierre Legault, Senate Ethics Officer (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
  • Deborah Palumbo, Assistant Senate Ethics Officer and General Counsel (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:42 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:06 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Legault, Senate Ethics Officer (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
  • Deborah Palumbo, Assistant Senate Ethics Officer and General Counsel (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:07 AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:22 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:51 AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:31 PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:33 PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 3:03 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 3:16 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:32 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3:02 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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