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
Study matters relating to energy, environment and natural resources generally, as described in rule 12-7(12)
2021-03-30
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Offshore Health and Safety Act
2020-12-08 Show Briefs
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM
  • Paul Barnes, Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Timothy Gardiner, Senior Director, Offshore Petroleum Management, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Charlene Johnson, Chief Executive Officer (Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association)
  • Dr. Kenneth LeDez, Vice President (Canadian Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association )
  • Jean-Sébastien Rochon, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel, Natural Resources Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:01 AM
  • The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President (Unifor)
  • Timothy Gardiner, Senior Director, Offshore Petroleum Management, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Glenn Hargrove, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Willis Jacobs, Safety and Quality Manager (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
  • Dave Mercer, President of Unifor Local 2121 (Unifor)
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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