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.

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Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
2017-02-02
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:03 PM
To examine the findings contained in the fifth report of the Senate Administration’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Accessibility and issues of diversity in the Senate workforce
2017-02-02
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Julien Labrosse, Officer, Administrative, Ceremonial and Protocol, Office of the Usher of the Black Rod (Senate of Canada)
  • Greg Peters, Usher of the Black Rod (Senate of Canada)
  • Carl Trottier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Governance, Planning and Policy Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms, Executive Director, People Management and Community Engagement, Governance, Planning and Policy Sector, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Angela Vanikiotis, Manager, Human Resources Operations, Diversity and Official Languages (Senate of Canada)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  • Robert McSheffrey, Director General, Personnel Psychology Centre (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Tim Pettipas, Acting Senior Vice-President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Nathalie Roy, Director, Data Services and Analysis Directorate (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Geoff Zerr, Acting Director General, Policy Development Directorate (Public Service Commission of Canada)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  • Luc Presseau, Director, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
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