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-212, An Act respecting user fees
2003-10-22
Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 9:30 AM
  • Ms. Mylène Bouzigon, Senior General Counsel, Legal Services Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • Mr. John Morgan, Executive Director, Financial Management and Accounting Policy Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • Mr. Jay Myers, Co-Chair (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters) (From the Business Coalition on Cost Recovery)
  • Ms. Suzanne Shirreff, Senior Director, Cost Recovery Policy Division (From the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • Mr. John Stewart, General Manager and Senior Vice-President, Purdue Pharma (From the Business Coalition on Cost Recovery)
  • Ms. Jean Szkotnicki, Co-Chair (Canadian Animal Health Institute) (From the Business Coalition on Cost Recovery)
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 9:32 AM
  • Mr. Roy Cullen, M.P., Etobicoke North (Sponsor of the Bill Sponsor of the Bill:)
  • Ms. Irene Gendron, Senior Legal Counsel (From the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
  • Ms. Kelly Gillis, Director General, Finance (From the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
  • Ms. Linda Keen, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)
Supplementary Estimates (A) 2003-2004
2003-09-24
Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 9:33 AM
Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 9:32 AM
  • Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure and Management Strategies Sector (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marc Monette, Acting Director, Expenditure Operations Division, Expenditure and Management Strategies Sector (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 9:30 AM
  • Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure and Management Strategies Sector (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marc Monette, Acting Director, Expenditure Operations Division, Expenditure and Management Strategies Sector (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Bill S-17, An Act respecting the Canadian International Development Agency, to provide in particular for its continuation, governance, administration and accountability
2003-06-19
Bill C-25, An Act to modernize employment and labour relations in the public service and to amend the Financial Administration Act and the Canadian Centre for Management Development Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
2003-06-13
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 6:16 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 9:01 AM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Monique Boudrias, Assistant Deputy Minister, Task Force on Modernizing Human Resources Management in the Public Service (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Paul Burkholder, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Human Resources Branch (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
  • Henry L. Molot, Q.C., Senior General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law (From the Department of Justice)
  • Jim Judd, Secretary of the Treasury Board and Comptroller General of Canada (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Dr. Edward Keyserlingk, Public Service Integrity Officer (From the Public Service Integrity Office)
  • Michel LeFrançois, General Counsel, Task Force on Modernizing Human Resources Management in the Public Service (From the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Pierre Martel, Executive Director (From the Public Service Integrity Office)
  • William Pentney, Senior General Counsel, Public Law Policy Section, Policy Sector (From the Department of Justice)
  • Dan G.J. Tucker, Assistant Commissioner, Human Resources Branch (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 2:02 PM
  • Mr. Claude Brunette, Director (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Mr. Ercel Baker (As individuals)
  • Ms. Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Ms. Martha Hynna (As individuals)
  • Professor Ed Ratushny, Law Professor and Consultant to the Canadian Human Rights Commission (From the University of Ottawa)
  • Mr. Jean Ste-Marie, Assistant Auditor General (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 9:29 AM
  • Ms. Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Professor Peter Aucoin (From the School of Public Administration, Dalhousie University)
  • Mr. Denis Desautels, Former Auditor general (As individuals)
  • Ms. Pascale Giguère, Legal adviser (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Mr. Gilbert Langelier, Director General, Special Investigations and Audits (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Mr. Guy Renaud, Director General, Policy and Communications Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Mr. Lloyd Francis, Former Speaker of the House of Commons (As individuals)
Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at 6:20 PM
  • Professor Ned Franks (As an Individual)
  • Professor J.E. Hodgetts (As an Individual)
Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at 2:00 PM
  • Mr. Mark Pecek, Political Assistant (From the Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Mr. Jacquie de Aguayo, Legal Officer (From the Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Mr. Steve Hindle, President (From the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Mr. William Krause, President (From the Social Science Employees Association)
  • Mr. Bob Emond, President (From the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Ms. Nycole Turmel, National President (From the Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Mr. Claude Danik, Director of Professional Services (From the Social Science Employees Association)
  • Mr. Peter Englemann, Legal Counsel (From the Social Science Employees Association)
  • Mr. Pierre de Blois, Executive Director (From the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Mr. Robert McIntosh, Policy Advisor (From the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 6:18 PM
  • Mr. Raymond Crête, Director General, Resourcing Services, Recruitment and Assessment Services Branch (From the Public Service Commission)
  • Mr. Greg Gauld, Vice-President, Merit Policy and Accountability Branch (From the Public Service Commission)
  • Mr. Scott Serson, President (From the Public Service Commission)
  • Ms. Marie-Claude Turgeon, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (From the Public Service Commission)
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 9:30 AM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Ms Monique Boudrias, Assistant Deputy Minister, Task Force on Modernizing Human Resources Management in the Public Service (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Mr. James Lahey, Associate Secretary (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Mr. Michel Le François, General Counsel, Human Resources Modernizing Task Force (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Mr. Ranald A. Quail, Deputy Minister, Task Force on Modernizing Human Resources Management in the Public Service (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003
2003-06-04
Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 6:18 PM
  • Mr. Bryon Wilfert, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Mr. Peter DeVries, Director, Fiscal Policy Division, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Gérard Lalonde, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Glenn R. Campbell, Chief, CHST and Policy Development, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Yvan Roy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Law Branch (From the Department of Finance)
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 9:34 AM
  • Claude P. Desaulniers, Chair, Legislation and Fiscal Administration Committee (From the Quebec Bar Association)
  • Simon Potter, President (From the Canadian Bar Association)
  • Marc Sauvé, Secretary of the Committee (From the Quebec Bar Association)
  • Mr. Yves St-Cyr, Legal Counsel (From the Quebec School Board Federation)
  • Mr. Roger Tassé (As an individual)
The Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004
2003-02-27
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 9:34 AM
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 5:47 PM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada (APPEARING)
  • Mr. David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Mr. Dennis Kam, Executive Director, Finance and Administration (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Mr. Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 6:31 PM
  • Mr. David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Ms. Laura Danagher, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
The expenditures set out in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2003
2003-02-27
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 9:32 AM
  • David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2003
2002-11-05
Tuesday, February 25, 2003 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 (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Hugh McRoberts, Assistant Auditor General (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Doug Timmins, Assistant Auditor General (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 9:04 AM
  • The Honourable Sheila Copps, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage (APPEARING)
  • Jean-Pierre Blais, Assistant Deputy Minister, International and Intergovernmental Affairs (From Canadian Heritage)
  • Jean Guérette, Executive Director, Portfolio Affairs (From Canadian Heritage)
  • Carole Lacombe, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Affairs and Communications (From Canadian Heritage)
Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 9:34 AM
  • Dr. Marshall Moffat, Director, Knowledge Infrastructure, Innovation Policy Branch (From Industry Canada)
Supplementary Estimates (A) 2002-2003
2002-11-05
Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 9:31 AM
  • Mr. David Bickerton, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Directorate, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
  • Mr. Richard J. Neville, Deputy Comptroller General, Comptrollership Branch (From the Treasury Board Secretariat)
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