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
Examine and report on issues of diversity in the Senate workforce
2020-09-23
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:01 PM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Tatjana Ilic-Balas, Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Director, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:01 PM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Geneviève Garneau, Senior Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Director, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
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