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-15, An Act to implement treaties and administrative arrangements on the international transfer of persons found guilty of criminal offences
2004-05-05
Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 3:41 PM
  • Mary Campbell, Acting Director General, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate, Community Safety and Partnerships (From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness:)
  • Michel Laprade, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, Correctional Service Canada (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Normand Payette, Acting Director, Corrections Policy Division, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate, Community Safety and Partnerships (From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness:)
The petitions calling on the Senate to declare the City of Ottawa, Canada's capital, a bilingual city
2004-04-29
Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act
2004-04-22
Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 10:55 AM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning, Counsel (From the Privy Council Office:)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:20 PM
  • Miguel Figueroa, Leader (From the Communist Party of Canada:)
  • Gordon Gibson, Senior Fellow, Canadian Studies (From the Fraser Institute:)
  • Paul Hellyer, Former leader (From the Canadian Action Party:)
  • Diane Johnston, Secretary, National Office (From the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada:)
  • Louis Massicotte, University of Montreal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Political Science, Associate Professor (As an individual)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • David Smith, University of Saskatchewan, Political Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor (As an individual)
  • Nelson Wiseman, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Political Science, Associate Professor (As an individual)
  • Lisa Young, University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Sciences - Political Science, Professor (As an individual)
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:59 AM
  • Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs (From Elections Canada:)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • James Sprague, Senior Practitioner and General Counsel (From Elections Canada:)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:22 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)
2004-04-20
Bill S-15, An Act to amend the Act of incorporation of Queen's Theological College
2004-03-11
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 4:30 PM
  • Robert A. Little, Q.C., Solicitor. (From Queen’s Theological College:)
  • Anne MacDermaid, Chairman, Board of Management (From Queen’s Theological College:)
  • Professor Allan Manson, Chair, Committee of Imprisonment and Release of the National Criminal Justice Section (From the Canadian Bar Association:)
  • Dr. Charles McVety, President (From the Canada Christian College:)
  • Senator Lowell Murray, P.C. (Sponsor of the Bill) (From the Senate of Canada:)
  • Jean Stairs, Principal (From Queen’s Theological College:)
  • Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (From the Canadian Bar Association:)
Subject-matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Parliament of Canada Act (Speakership of the Senate)
2004-03-11
Bill C-17, An Act to amend certain Acts
2004-03-09
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:22 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 10:58 AM
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • John Mark Keyes, Director, Legislative Policy and Development (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Daniel Ricard, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 4:34 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer (From the Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • Matthew Lynch, Privy Council Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Wayne McCutcheon, Acting Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michel Voghel, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Foreign Affairs:)
Bill C-20, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts
2004-03-09
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:59 AM
  • Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs (From Elections Canada:)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • James Sprague, Senior Practitioner and General Counsel (From Elections Canada:)
Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 10:59 AM
  • Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs (From Elections Canada:)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 4:34 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer (From the Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • Matthew Lynch, Privy Council Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Wayne McCutcheon, Acting Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michel Voghel, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Foreign Affairs:)
Bill S-11, An Act to repeal legislation that has not been brought into force within ten years of receiving royal assent
2004-03-09
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 10:58 AM
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • John Mark Keyes, Director, Legislative Policy and Development (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Daniel Ricard, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts
2004-02-25
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 4:34 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Joan Arnold, Director, Pensions Legislation Development, Pensions Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Ginette Bougie, Director, Compensation and Classification (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer (From the Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • Matthew Lynch, Privy Council Officer (Privy Council Office)
  • Wayne McCutcheon, Acting Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Michel Voghel, Legal Counsel (From the Department of Foreign Affairs:)
Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 10:55 AM
  • The Honourable Irwin Cotler, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Julie Besner, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Michelle d'Auray, Chief Information Officer (From the Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • Donald K. Piragoff, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Criminal Law Policy and Community Justice Branch. (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
  • Svend J. Robinson, M.P., (Burnaby-Douglas) (From the House of Commons:)
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