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
Study on the administrative contract now in existence at the Goose Bay, Labrador airfield, as well as the Request for Proposals to renew the contract, to ascertain the effectiveness of this method of base operations in Canada in providing services for both military and non-military training activities
2002-06-06
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 1:00 PM
  • Mr. Rex Goudie, Assistant Deputy Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs (From the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:)
  • Mr. Dave Hunt, President (From the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce:)
  • Mr. John McGrath (From the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce:)
  • Mr. Lawrence O'Brien, M.P. (Member of Parliament for Labrador:)
  • Mr. Dennis Peck, Director of Economic Development (From the Town of Happy Valley - Goose Bay:)
  • Mr. Doug Smith, Assistant Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (From the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:)
  • Peter Woodward, Chair of Premier's Advisory Council on the Economy and Technology (From the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 9:32 AM
  • Mr John MacLennan, National President ( Union of National Defence Employees)
  • Colonel Robert Bertrand, Director, Air Comptrollership and Business Management (From the Department of National Defence:)
  • Mr. Randy Ford, Local President of Serco Employees (From the Union of National Defence Employees:)
  • Colonel Alan D. Hunter, Director, Air Force Employment (From the Department of National Defence:)
  • Mr. Jim Richardson, Director Major Service Delivery Procurement (From the Department of National Defence:)
  • Mr. Frank Young, General Manager, Goose Bay Office (From the Department of National Defence:)
Bill C-49, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on December 10, 2001
2002-03-20
Monday, March 25, 2002 at 1:00 PM
  • Mr William Elliot, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security Group ( Department of Transport)
  • Dan Adamus, Chairman, Legislative Affairs (From the Air Line Pilots Association)
  • Alan Baydala (Air Industry Merger B.C. Consortium and the B.C. Aviation Council)
  • John Davies, Senior Economist, International Finance and Economic Analysis Division, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance)
  • Serge Dupont, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • Captain Kent Hardisty, President, Canada Board (From the Air Line Pilots Association:)
  • Mr Robert Hilton, Senior Program Advisor (Office of Infrastructure and Crown Corporations Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation Division ( Department of Finance)
  • Ms. Marlene Legare Marlene Legare, Acting Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch ( Department of Finance)
  • David Menzies (From Hawk Air B.C.:)
Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 9:01 AM
  • Dennis Deveau, Governmental Liaison (From United Steelworkers of America:)
  • Warren Everson, Vice-President (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Roger Falconer, Education Department Head (United Steelworkers of America)
  • Randall M. M. Williams, President and CEO (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
  • Clifford Mackay, President and CEO ( Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Lawrence McBrearty, National Director (United Steelworkers of America)
  • Martin Taller, Board Member, ACTA (Ontario) (From the Association of Canadian Travel Agents:)
Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 5:47 PM
  • The Honourable David Collenette, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport ()
  • The Honourable John McCallum, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State, International and Financial Institutions (Minister of National Revenue)
  • Mr William Elliot, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security Group ( Department of Transport)
  • Serge Dupont, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2002
2002-03-06
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 9:32 AM
  • David Bickerton, Acting Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate. (From the Treasury Board of Canada:)
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 5:46 PM
  • David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (From Treasury Board of Canada :)
The examination of the Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2003
2002-03-06
Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 5:46 PM
  • Mr. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions) (From Department of Finance:)
  • Peter Devries, General Director, Deputy Minister's Office (From the Department of Finance Canada)
  • Kevin G. Lynch, Deputy Minister (From Department of Finance)
  • Jeremy Rudin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 9:32 AM
  • Marcel Beaudry, Chairman (From the National Capital Commission:)
  • Micheline Dubé, Vice-President, Corporate and Information Management Services Branch (From the National Capital Commission)
  • Curry Wood, Vice-President, Capital Planning and Information Management Branch (From the National Capital Commission)
Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 9:32 AM
  • Maria Barrados, Assistant Auditor General, Audit Operations Branch (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • John Mayne, Principal, Audit Operations Branch (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 5:50 PM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board ()
  • Bill Austin, Assistant Secretary, Social and Cultural Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Ms Jane Cochran, Executive Director, Procurement and Project Management Policy, Procurement and Project Management Policy Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (From Treasury Board of Canada :)
  • Ms. Roberta Santi, Associate Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board of Canada)
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 5:48 PM
  • David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Frank Claydon, Secretary of the Treasury Board and Comptroller General (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Rick Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 5:47 PM
  • David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch; (From the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 9:35 AM
  • Sheila Fraser, Auditor General (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada:)
  • John Hodgins, Principal (From the office of the Auditor General of Canada:)
  • Anne-Marie Smith, Principal (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada:)
Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 9:32 AM
  • David Bickerton, Acting Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate. (From the Treasury Board of Canada:)
Wednesday, June 5, 1996 at 5:15 PM
  • Jaime Koebel, President, Aboriginal Youth Council (From the National Association of Friendship Centres:)
The Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2002
2001-11-06
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 5:47 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 5:46 PM
  • David Bickerton, Acting Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (From Treasury Board of Canada :)
Bill S-6, 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
2001-10-23
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 9:33 AM
  • Mark Audcent, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (From the Senate of Canada:)
The role of government in the financing of deferred maintenance costs in Canada's post-secondary institutions
2001-06-13
Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 9:32 AM
  • Mr. James E. Harlick, Assistant Deputy Minister (From the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness:)
  • Margaret Purdy, Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence (From the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness:)
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 5:46 PM
  • Peter Mesheau, Minister of Finance of New-Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • John Mallory, Deputy Minister of Finance (Government of New Brunswick)
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 5:47 PM
  • Liam Arbuckle, National Director (Canadian Alliance of Students Association)
  • Rob South, Government Relations Officer (From the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations:)
  • David W. Strangway, President and CEO (From Canada Foundation for Innovation:)
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 9:34 AM
  • Robert Best, Vice-President, National Affairs (From the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada:)
  • David Cluff, Director, Strategic Policy and Planning (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - Strategic Policy and Planning Division:)
  • Maurice Cohen, Former Executive Director (As an Individual)
  • Robert Giroux, President (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada:)
  • Duncun Watt, Vice-President, Finance & Administration Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Tony Whitworth, Vice-President, Finance & Resources University of Saskatchewan (Canadian Association of University Business Officers:)
Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 5:47 PM
  • Mr. Cliff Inskip, Managing Director, Debt Capital Market (CIBC)
Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 9:30 AM
  • Barbara Anderson, Director, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch; (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Tom Brzustowski, President (From the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada:)
  • John Connell, Senior Chief, Economic Development Policy Division, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Stéphane Hardy, Senior Chief, Education, Social Policy Division (As an Individual)
  • Susan Peterson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
The effectiveness of and possible improvements to the present equalization policy in ensuring that provincial governments have sufficient revenues to provide reasonably comparable levels of public service at reasonably comparable levels of taxation
2001-06-12
Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 5:47 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 5:46 PM
  • David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (From Treasury Board of Canada :)
Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 9:33 AM
Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 9:32 AM
Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 5:47 PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 9:34 AM
  • Paul Boothe (From the University of Alberta:)
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Gregory F. Selinger, Minister of Finance (Governmentof Manitoba)
  • Michel Boucher ( École nationale d'administration publique, University of Quebec)
  • Ronald H. Neumann, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Finance of Manitoba)
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 9:32 AM
  • Neil LeBlanc, Minister of Finance of Nova Scotia (As an Individual)
  • Elizabeth A. Cody, Executive Director, Fiscal & Economic Policy, Nova Scotia Finance Department (As an Individual)
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 6:07 PM
  • Robin W. Boadway, Department of Economics ( From Queen's University:)
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 9:37 AM
  • Heather Farrow, Senior Research Officer (As an Individual)
  • Wayne Lucas, General Vice-President (As an Individual)
  • Paul Moist, General Vice-President (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
  • Jane Stinson, Research Director (As an Individual)
  • Dan Usher (From Queen's University)
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 5:47 PM
  • Ken Boessenkool (As an individual)
  • Patricial Mella, Provincial Treasurer P.E.I.; John Palmer, Director of Economics, Statistics and Federal Fiscal Relations (From the Government of P.E.I.:)
Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 11:00 AM
  • Premier Roger Grimes Newfoundland/Labrador (As an Individual)
  • Joan Marie Aylward, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board (From the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:)
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 5:46 PM
  • Peter Mesheau, Minister of Finance of New-Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • John Mallory, Deputy Minister of Finance (Government of New Brunswick)
Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act
2001-05-31
Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 9:30 AM
  • Joan Marie Aylward, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board (From the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:)
  • Ron Neumann, Director of Intergovernmental Finance (From the Department of Finance of Manitoba:)
  • Terry Paddon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Taxation and Fiscal Policy (As an Individual)
Thursday, June 7, 2001 at 3:31 PM
  • The Honourable Paul Martin, P.C., M.P, Minister of Finance ()
  • Susan Peterson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at 9:31 AM
  • Dominique LaSalle, Chief, Strategic Planning, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Susan Peterson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
  • Frank Vermaeten, Senior Chief, Policy and Program Operations, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (As an Individual)
Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Budget Implementation Act, 1997 and the Financial Administration Act
2001-05-30
Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at 5:51 PM
  • The Honourable Jim Peterson, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (As an Individual)
  • Bob Bartlett, Senior Analyst, Government Financing Section, Financial Markets Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch; (As an Individual)
  • Richard Botham, Chief, Knowledge Economy and Innovation, Economic and Corporate Finance Branch; (From the Department of Finance:)
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