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
Bill S-29, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Protection of Patients and Health Care Providers)
1999-06-15
Bill C-82, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (impaired driving and related matters)
1999-06-14
Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 10:08 AM
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Hal Pruden, Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
  • Yvan Roy, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From the Department of Justice)
Bill C-69, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act and to amend another Act in consequence
1999-06-08
Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 11:04 AM
  • Witness(es) to follow (Officials from the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada)
  • Mary Campbell, Director, Corrections Policy (From the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada:)
Monday, June 14, 1999 at 1:00 PM
  • Paddy Bowan, Executive Director (From Volunteer Canada)
  • Mary Campbell, Director, Corrections Policy (From the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada:)
  • Alwyn Child, Director, Policy and Planning (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Robert Hallett, Executive Director, Operations Division (Scouts Canada)
  • Sgt. Jon Netelenbos, Vice President, (Chair, Justice Committee) (Canadian Police Association)
  • Richard Zubrycki, Director General, Corrections Directorate, Policy Branch (From the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada:)
Monday, June 14, 1999 at 10:45 AM
  • The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, P.C., M.P., Solicitor General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Mary Campbell, Director, Corrections Policy (From the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada:)
  • Richard Zubrycki, Director General, Corrections Directorate, Policy Branch (From the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada:)
Bill C-79, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victims of crime) and another Act in consequence
1999-06-08
Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 10:48 AM
Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 3:50 PM
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Marc-André Charlebois, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian Newspaper Association)
  • Esther Enkin, Managing Editor and Chief Journalist, CBC English Radio (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Daniel Henry, Senior Legal Counsel (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Catherine Kane, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Russ Mills, Publisher and Editor, The Ottawa Citizen (From the Canadian Newspaper Association)
  • Stuart Robertson, Legal Counsel (Canadian Newspaper Association)
  • Yvan Roy, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From the Department of Justice)
  • Steve Sullivan, Executive Director (From the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime)
  • Marthe Vaillancourt, Director (CAVAC (Centre d'aide aux victimes d'actes criminelles))
Bill S-24, An Act to provide for judicial preauthorization of requests to be made to a foreign or international authority or organization for a search or seizure outside Canada
1999-06-08
Bill C-40, An Act respecting extradition, to amend the Canada Evidence Act, the Criminal Code, the Immigration Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal matters Act and to amend and repeal other Acts in consequence
1998-12-10
Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 3:47 PM
Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 11:35 AM
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Jacques Lemire, Legal Counsel, International Assistance Group (From the Department of Justice)
  • Yvan Roy, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From the Department of Justice)
Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 3:45 PM
  • Dean Anne La Forest, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick (From the Criminal Lawyers' Association Of Ontario)
  • Paul Slansky, member (From the Criminal Lawyers' Association Of Ontario From the Criminal Lawyers' Association of Ontario)
Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 10:54 AM
  • Mr. Roger Clark, Secretary General (From Amnesty International)
  • Mr. David Matas, Legal Network Coordinator (From Amnesty International (Canadian Section))
Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 3:49 PM
  • Yaron Butovsky, Legal Counsel (From Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Alan Kessel, Director, United Nations Criminal and Treaty Law Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade)
  • Jacques Lemire, Senior Counsel, International Assitance Group (Department of Justice)
  • Donald Piragoff, General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Nunavut Act with respect to the Nunavut Court of Justice and to amend other Acts in consequence
1998-12-10
Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 10:52 AM
  • Howard Bebbington, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 3:45 PM
  • Mr. Howard Bebbington, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From the Department of Justice)
  • Mr. Yvan Roy, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy (From the Department of Justice)
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Andy Watt, Coordinator, Northern Issues (From the Department of Justice)
  • Mr. Moray Welch, Counsel, Judicial Affairs Unit (From the Department of Justice)
Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 11:02 AM
  • Mr. Michael Anderson. Research Director, MKO Natural Resources Secretariat (From the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Inc.)
  • Mr. Roy Bluehorn, Policy Advisor (From the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations)
  • Chief Edwin Boneleye (Black Lake Denesuline First Nation) (From the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations)
  • Geoff Bussidor (Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.)
  • Jerome Denechezhe, Northlands First Nation (From the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.)
  • Grand Chief Charles Fox (From the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation)
  • Linda Sayazie (Athabasca Advisor, Prince Albert Grand Council) (From the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations)
Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 3:44 PM
  • Ms. Leena Evic-Twerdin, Policy and Programme Advisor (From the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Mr. Allan Maclure, Legal Counsel (From the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Mr. Jim Posynick, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Justice (Nunavut))
  • Ms. Rebecca Williams, Assistant Deputy Minister (From the Department of Justice (Nunavut))
Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 10:46 AM
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada ()
  • Mr. Howard Bebbington, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (From the Department of Justice)
  • Andy Watt, Coordinator, Northern Issues (Department of Justice)
Bill C-445, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Stormont-Dundas
1998-12-09
Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 3:45 PM
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Canada)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Sponsor of the Bill ()
Bill C-464, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Sackville-Eastern Shore
1998-12-09
Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 3:45 PM
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Canada)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Sponsor of the Bill ()
Bill C-465, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Argenteuil-Papineau
1998-12-09
Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 3:45 PM
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Canada)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Sponsor of the Bill ()
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