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 C-16, An Act respecting Canadian Citizenship
2000-06-27
Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 10:53 AM
Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 4:09 PM
  • André Braën, Professor at the University of Ottawa (As an individual)
Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 10:07 AM
  • The Honourable Elinor Caplan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (As an Individual)
  • Joan Atkinson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Program Development (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Michel Dorais, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Rosaline Frith, Director General, Integration (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Eric Stevens, Counsel, Legal Services (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 1:30 PM
  • Rosaline Frith, Director General, Integration (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Norman Sabourin, Registrar of Canadian Citizenship (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Eric Stevens, Counsel, Legal Services (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Max Wolpert, Counsel, Justice Canada (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 9:40 AM
  • Leon Benoit, M.P. for Lakeland, Ontario (As an individual)
  • John Bryden, M.P. for Wentworth--Burlington, Ontario (As an individual)
  • Shafiq Hudda, Director (Islamic Humanitarian Service)
  • Anne Lawthian, Executive Director (World Sikh Organization)
  • Milena Protich, Counsel (Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada)
  • Ajit Sahota, Executive Member (World Sikh Organization)
  • Andrew Telegdi, M.P. for Kitchener--Waterloo, Ontario (As an individual)
Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 1:15 PM
  • Raymond Blake, Director (Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy)
  • André Braën, Professor (University of Ottawa)
  • Vera Golini, Board Member (Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre)
  • Kenneth M. Narvey, Legal Researcher and Chief Operating Officer (Coalition of Concerned Congregations on the Law Relating to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Including Those of the Holocaust)
  • Alan M. Sears, Professor (University of New Brunswick)
  • Victor Wong, Representative (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 1:09 PM
  • Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director (Canadian Arab Federation)
  • Carole Brosseau, Counsel, Secretary, Cultural Communities Committee (Quebec Bar Association)
  • Mr. Eugene Czolij, National President (Ukrainian-Canadian Congress)
  • Peter Doody, Counsel (Ukrainian-Canadian Congress)
  • Andrzej Garlicki, Senior Vice-President (Canadian Polish Congress)
  • Nicholas Katsepontes, Counsel (Hellenic Canadian Congress)
  • Dietrich Kiesewalter, Director (German-Canadian Congress)
  • Hugh Landelais, Counsel, Chair, Cultural Communities Committee (Quebec Bar Association)
  • Joachim Moskou, Representative (German-Canadian Congress)
  • Harold Otto, Historian (Latvian National Federation in Canada)
  • Gabriela Ramo, Member, National Citizenship and Immigration Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Jack Silverstone, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel (Canadian Jewish Congress)
  • Noel St-Pierre, Counsel, Member, Cultural Communities Committee (Quebec Bar Association)
  • Linda Tabar, Volunteer (Canadian Arab Federation)
  • Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Benjamin J. Trister, Counsel (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Benjamin J. Trister, Vice-Chair, National Citizenship and Immigration Law Section (From the Canadian Bar Association:)
  • Eric Vernon, Director of Government Relations (Canadian Jewish Congress)
Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 10:33 AM
  • John Aimers, Dominion Chairman (From the Monarchist League of Canada:)
  • David Matas, Senior Counsel (B'nai Brith Canada Institute for International Affairs)
Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 10:51 AM
  • Janet Dench, Executive Director (From the Canadian Council of Refugees:)
  • Nick Summers, Member of the National Council (From the Canadian Council of Refugees:)
  • Tim Wichert, Board Member (From the Inter-Church Committee for Refugees:)
Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 3:50 PM
  • The Honourable Elinor Caplan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (As an Individual)
  • Joan Atkinson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Program Development (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Janice Cochrane, Deputy Minister (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Rosaline Frith, Director General, Integration (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Normand Sabourin, Registrar of Canadian Citizenship (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (impaired driving causing death and other matters)
2000-06-22
Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 3:43 PM
  • David Griffin, Executive Officer (From the Canadian Police Association)
  • Catherine Kane, Acting Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Hal Pruden, Legal Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carolyn Swinson, National President (Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (MADD))
Examine issues relating to sentencing in Canada
2000-06-22
Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission, dated May 31, 2000
2000-06-20
Bill C-445, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Rimouski - Mitis
2000-06-13
Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 3:45 PM
  • Eva Lachance Côté (As an individual)
  • Donna-Lynn McCallum (As an individual)
Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 10:53 AM
  • Eugène Bellemare, M.P. for Carleton-Gloucester (As an individual)
  • Bernard Bigras, M.P. for Rosemont (As an individual)
  • John Bryden, M.P. for Wentworth-Burlington (As an individual)
  • Mr. Paul Crête, M.P. for Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup--Témiscouata--Les Basques (representing Ms. Suzanne Tremblay, M.P. for Rimouski-Les Mitis) (As an Individual)
  • Odina Desrochers, M.P. for Lotbinière (As an individual)
  • Peter Goldring, M.P. for Edmonton East (As an individual)
  • Ovid Jackson, M.P. for Bruce-Grey (As an individual)
  • Raymond Lavigne, M.P. for Verdun-Saint-Henri (As an individual)
  • Richard Marceau, M.P. for Charlesbourg (As an individual)
  • Dennis Mills, M.P. for Broadview-Greenwood (As an individual)
  • Stéphane Tremblay, M.P. for Lac-St-Jean (As an individual)
Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 3:36 PM
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (As an Individual)
  • Alain Bisson, Senior General Counsel, Civil Code Section (Department of Justice)
  • Yves DeMontigny, Special Advisor to the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Mario Dion, Associate Deputy Minister, Civil Law and Corporate Management (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Canada)
  • Herschell Sax, Senior Policy Advisor (Elections Canada)
  • Alain Vauclair, Senior Counsel, Civil Code Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-473, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts
2000-06-13
Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 3:45 PM
  • Eva Lachance Côté (As an individual)
  • Donna-Lynn McCallum (As an individual)
Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (cumulative sentences)
2000-05-18
Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 10:53 AM
  • Gerald D. Chipeur, Counsel (Messrs Fraser, Milner, Casgrain)
  • Albina Guarnieri, Sponsor of the Bill (House of Commons)
  • Scott Newark, Special Counsel (Office for Victims of Crime)
Bill S-22, A First Act to harmonize federal law with the civil law of the Province of Quebec and to amend certain Acts in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law
2000-05-18
Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 3:36 PM
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (As an Individual)
  • Alain Bisson, Senior General Counsel, Civil Code Section (Department of Justice)
  • Yves DeMontigny, Special Advisor to the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Mario Dion, Associate Deputy Minister, Civil Law and Corporate Management (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Canada)
  • Herschell Sax, Senior Policy Advisor (Elections Canada)
  • Alain Vauclair, Senior Counsel, Civil Code Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-23, An Act to modernize the Statutes of Canada in relation to benefits and obligations
2000-05-09
Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 3:37 PM
Thursday, June 1, 2000 at 10:55 AM
  • Sylvia Duquette, Consel, Native Law Section (Department of Justice)
  • Michelle Gosselin, Project Manager, Modernizing Benefits (Department of Justice)
  • Lisa Hitch, Senior Counsel, Modernizing Benefits (Department of Justice)
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 6:43 PM
  • Joan Bercovitch, Legal adn Govermental Affairs (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Michelle Falardeau-Ramsay, Q.C., Chief Commissioner (From the Canadian Human Rights Commission:)
  • Terry Hancock, Member, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (Canadian Bar Association)
  • J. Hucker, Secretary General (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Sophie Joannou (From REAL Women of Canada:)
  • Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice President (Drug Prevention Network of Canada)
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 3:38 PM
  • Sally Diehl, Research Officer and Compensation Analyst (From The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada:)
  • Sue Genge, National Representative (From the Canadian Labour Congress:)
  • Steve Hindle, President (From The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada:)
  • Nancy Riche, Executive Vice-President (From the Canadian Labour Congress:)
Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 10:51 AM
  • David Corbett, Legal Counsel (From the Foundation for Equal Families:)
  • John Fisher, Executive Director (From Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE):)
  • Jon Leah Hopkins, Chair, Lesbian Issues Committee (From the National Action Committee on the Status of Women:)
  • Claudine Ouellet, Director General (From the "Coalition gaie et lesbienne du Québec":)
  • Kim Vance, President (From Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE):)
Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 4:04 PM
  • Dr. Mobarak Ali (Toronto District Muslim Education Assembly)
  • William Doyle, Co-Chair, Church in Society Co-ordinating Group (United Church of Canada)
  • Ibrahim El-Sayed, President (Toronto District Muslim Education Assembly)
  • Janet Epp Buckingham, Director, Law and Public Policy; General Legal Counsel (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)
  • Paul Fairley, Director, Congregational Life (Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto)
  • John Mameamskum, Director General (Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach)
  • Willie Mameanskum, Councillor (Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach)
  • Robert Pratt, Legal Counsel (Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach)
  • Derek Rogusky, Researcher (Focus on the Family (Canada))
  • Diane Watts, National President (Women for Life, Faith and Family)
Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 10:52 AM
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada ()
  • Janice Charette, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Michelle Gosselin, Project Manager, Modernizing Benefits (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Lisa Hitch, Senior Counsel, Modernizing Benefits (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Mark Jewett, Q.C., Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (From the Department of Justice:)
Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (abuse of process)
2000-05-04
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