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-15B, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals and firearms) and the Firearms Act
2002-06-13
Bill S-18, An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act (clean drinking water)
2002-06-13
Bill C-441, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts
2002-06-06
Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 10:50 AM
  • Peter Adams, M.P. (House of Commons:)
  • Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel (Elections Canada)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • Carol Lesage, Director of Parliamentary Representation (Elections Canada:)
Report of the Chief Electoral Officer for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs 72(2)
2002-05-28
That the motion, together with the Message from the House of Commons concerning Bill C-15A, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to amend other Acts
2002-05-07
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 4:12 PM
  • Lucie Angers, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice:)
  • John Mark Keyes, Director, Legislative Policy and Development (Department of Justice)
  • Carole Morency, Senior Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Section (Department of Justice)
  • Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Marc Tremblay, Senior Counsel, Official Languages Law Group (Department of Justice:)
Bill C-43, An Act to amend certain Acts and instruments and to repeal the Fisheries Prices Support Act
2002-04-25
Thursday, June 6, 2002 at 10:48 AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 5:02 PM
  • The Honourable Don Boudria, P.C., M.P. Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (As an Individual)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pension Legislation Development (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Luc Labelle, Legislative Counsel, Legislation Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Matthew Lynch, Privy Council Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Edgar Schmidt, Legislative Counsel, Legislation Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Denys Vermette, Vice President, Corporate Services (From the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission:)
  • Ron Wall, Director, Parliamentary Operations, Legislation and House Planning/Counsel. (From the Privy Council Office:)
Examine the implementation of statutory review provisions contained in selected legislation relating to legal and constitutional matters
2002-03-25
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 4:30 PM
  • Jacques Labbé, Chairman of the Political Action Committee (Alliance Québec)
  • Andrew Male, Political and Community Action Coordinator (Alliance Quebec:)
  • Brent D. Tyler, President (Alliance Quebec:)
Bill S-41, An Act to re-enact legislative instruments enacted in only one official language
2002-03-20
Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 11:05 AM
  • John Mark Keyes, Director, Legislative Policy and Development (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Marc Tremblay, Senior Counsel, Official Languages Law Group (Department of Justice:)
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 3:40 PM
  • John Mark Keyes, Director, Legislative Policy and Development (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Marc Tremblay, Senior Counsel, Official Languages Law Group (Department of Justice:)
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 4:12 PM
  • Lucie Angers, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice:)
  • John Mark Keyes, Director, Legislative Policy and Development (Department of Justice)
  • Carole Morency, Senior Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Section (Department of Justice)
  • Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Marc Tremblay, Senior Counsel, Official Languages Law Group (Department of Justice:)
Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 10:50 AM
  • François Bernier, General Counsel to the Committee (From the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations:)
  • Gurmant Grewal, M.P., Joint Chair (From the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations:)
  • The Honourable Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Joint Chair (From the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations:)
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 4:00 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Professor Pierre Foucher, Faculty of Law, University of Moncton (As an individual)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 10:52 AM
  • Anthony Chapman, Senior Policy Analyst, Regulatory Affairs and Orders in Council Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
  • Michèle Currie, Coordinator, Special Committee of Council (Privy Council Office)
  • Gerard McDonald, Director of Operations, Regulatory Affairs and Orders in Council Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
  • Marc Tremblay, Senior Counsel, Official Languages Law Group (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 4:36 PM
  • The Honourable Martin Cauchon, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Marc Tremblay, Senior Counsel, Official Languages Law Group (Department of Justice:)
Bill C-30, An Act to establish a body that provides administrative services to the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court and the Tax Court of Canada, to amend the Federal Court Act, the Tax Court of Canada Act and the Judges Act, and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
2002-03-12
Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 10:47 AM
  • Judith Bellis, General Counsel and Director, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 4:05 PM
  • Judith Bellis, General Counsel and Director, Judicial Affairs, Courts & Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice:)
  • Adèle Berthiaume, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts & Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice:)
  • Adair Crosby, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts & Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice:)
Bill C-40, An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain provisions that have expired, lapsed, or otherwise ceased to have effect
2001-11-20
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at 3:37 PM
  • Howard Bebbington, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • Sandy Brohman, President of Peel Regional Police Association (Canadian Police Association)
  • Melvyn Green, Board Member (Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted)
  • David Griffin, Executive Agent (Canadian Police Association)
  • Lisette Lafontaine, Senior Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
  • Dianne Martin, Professor (Osgoode Hall Law School, Innocence Project)
  • Mary McFadyen, Senior Counsel, Conviction Review Group (Department of Justice)
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Carole Morency, Senior Counsel, Family, Children and Youth Section (Department of Justice)
  • Mike Shard, Member (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Vince Westwick, Legal Advisor, Law Amendments Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
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