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.

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Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tables in Parliament on February 28, 2000
2000-06-13
Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 5:50 PM
  • Mr. Roy Cullen, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance ()
  • Glen Campbell, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch, Policy Development and Research (Department of Finance)
  • Sonia L'Heureux, Chief, EI Policy (Human Resources Development Canada)
  • Alan MacNaughton, Director, Tax Policy Branch, Personal Income Tax Division (Department of Finance)
  • Ken Medd, Senior Tax Policy Officer, First Nations Taxation Section, Intergovernmental Tax Policy (Department of Finance)
  • Ted Roseman, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch, Labour Markets/ Employment/Learning (Department of Finance)
  • Doug Wyatt, General Counsel, General Legal Services (Department of Finance)
Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Municipal Grants Act
2000-04-10
Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 5:55 PM
  • The Honourable Alfonso L. Gagliano, Minister of Public Works and Government Services ()
  • Colin Boutin, National Policy and Planning Officer, Municipal Grants, Real Property Services Branch (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • François Brazeau, Acting/Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Services Branch (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • John Burrett, Senior Policy Analyst (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Joseph Dion, Director, Policy and Public Affairs (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Jacques Gauthier, General Counsel (Justice Canada)
Canada's Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
2000-04-07
Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 9:35 AM
  • Gérald Cossette, Program Director, Foreign and Defence Programs (From Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Mr. Andrew M. Lieff, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division, Planning, Performance and Reporting Sector (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Kathryn White, President, Black & White Communications Inc. and Board Member of the CNC-IDNDR (From Black & White Communications Inc. and from the Canadian National Committee for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (CNC-IDNDR))
Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at 9:34 AM
  • Dr. John Adams, Head, National Earthquake Hazards Program (east), Geological Survey of Canada (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Jean-Patrice Auclair, Head, Radiological Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Radiation Hazards Division, Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Protection Branch. (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Ron J. Brown, Director, Applications Division, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (Natural Resources Canada)
  • F. Lorraine Davies, Director, Emergency Services, Medical Services Branch (Health Canada)
  • Paul Egginton, Director, Terrain Science Division (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Walter Gale, Corporate Clients Coordinator (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Dominique Goulet, Acting Manager, Engineering Geomatics Canada (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Terry Pultz, A/Head, Applications Development Section, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Michael E. Shannon, Director General, Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Protection Branch (Health Canada)
  • Dr. John Spika, Director, Bureau of Infectious Diseases (Health Canada)
  • Ron K. St. John, Director, Global Surveillance and Field Epidemiology, Health Protection Branch (Health Canada)
  • Laurent Tardif, Team Leader, Emergency Mapping, Mapping Services (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Richard Viau, Director, Bureau of Branch Operations, Policy Planning and Coordination Directorate, Health Protection Branch (Health Canada)
Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at 9:33 AM
  • Ethel Archard, Manager, Marketing and Promotion (Canada Safety Council)
  • William Pugsley, Immediate Past-president (Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society)
  • Dr. John Reid, Past-President (Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society)
  • Emile Therien, President (Canada Safety Council)
  • Mark Winfield, Director of Research (Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy)
Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 9:36 AM
  • George D. Anderson, President and CEO (Insurance Bureau of Canada)
  • Wendy Branson, Manager, Strategic Projects, Ottawa Branch (RADARSAT International)
  • Paul Kovacs, Executive Director (Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction)
  • Marcel St-Pierre, Manager, Market Development and Commercialization, Satellite Operations (Canadian Space Agency)
Examine and report upon the expenditures set out in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000
2000-03-02
Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 9:33 AM
  • Mr. Keith Coulter, Assistant Secretary, Planning, Performance and Reporting Sector (From Treasury Board of Canada :)
  • Andrew M. Lieff, Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division (From Treasury Board Secretariat:)
  • J. Kevin Lindsey, Director, Expenditure Operations, Planning, Performance and Reporting Sector ()
The examination of the Estimates laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2001
2000-03-02
Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at 9:38 AM
  • Robert Bourgeois, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services (Department of Justice)
  • Maryantonett Fluvian, Chief, Firearms Centre (Department of Justice)
  • Mimsie Rodrigue, Departmental Secretary (Department of Justice)
  • Morris Rosenberg, Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Elizabeth Sanderson, Senior General Counsel, Public Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 6:33 PM
  • Brian Emmett, Vice-President, Policy Branch (From the Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Len Good, President (Canadian International Development Agency)
Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 9:35 AM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mr. Andrew M. Lieff, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division, Planning, Performance and Reporting Sector (As an Individual)
  • Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General of Canada (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 5:50 PM
  • Mr. Keith Coulter, Assistant Secretary, Planning, Performance and Reporting Sector (From Treasury Board of Canada :)
  • Andrew M. Lieff, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division, Planning, Performance and Reporting Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • J. Kevin Lindsey, Director, Expenditure Operations, Planning, Performance and Reporting Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Bill S-13, An Act to assist in the prevention of wrongdoing in the Public Service by establishing a framework for education on ethical practices in the workplace, for dealing with allegations of wrongdoing and for protecting whistleblowers
2000-02-22
Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 5:53 PM
  • Richard Lloyd, Former Ontario Office Manager (National Farmers Union)
  • Ted Marks, Executive Director, Values and Ethics Office, Human Resources Branch (Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Shannon Storey, Women's President (National Farmers Union)
  • Joanne Toews, Assistant Secretary, Strategic Planning and Analysis, Human Resources Branch (Treasury Board Secretariat)
Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 5:50 PM
  • Sally Diehl, Research Officer (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Steve Hindle, President (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Walter Robinson, Federal Director (Canadian Taxpayers Federation:)
Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 5:51 PM
  • Darryl Bean, National President (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Mr. Rubin Friedman (As an individual)
  • The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Sponsor of the Bill ()
The examination of the Estimates laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000
1999-12-14
Examine and report upon the expenditures set out in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000
1999-11-17
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 9:50 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 9:33 AM
  • Andrew M. Lieff, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division, Planning, Performance and Reporting Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • Mr. Richard Neville, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Policy and Analysis Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
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