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-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 23, 2004
2004-05-11
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Peter DeVries, Director, Fiscal Policy Division, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (As an Individual)
  • Serge Dumont, General Director, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Louis Lévesque, Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
Bill S-12, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (modernization of employment and labour relations)
2004-04-28
Study of the motion: In accordance with subsection 3(5) of the Act respecting employment in the Public Service of Canada, chapter P- 33 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, the Senate approve the appointment of Maria Barrados, of Ottawa, Ontario, as President of the Public Service Commission for a term of seven years
2004-04-27
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Denis Coderre, P.C., M.P., President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. (As an Individual)
  • Gaston Arsenault, General Counsel (From the Public Service Commission:)
  • Maria Barrados, Interim President (From the Public Service Commission:)
  • Monique Boudrias, Executive Vice-President (From the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada:)
Bill C-27, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2005
2004-03-25
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 9:30 AM
  • Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management and Strategies Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Jim Judd, Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada (From the Treasury Board of Canada:)
Bill C-18, An Act respecting equalization and authorizing the Minister of Finance to make certain payments related to health
2004-03-22
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 9:30 AM
  • John McKay, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Office of the Minister of Finance)
  • Krista Campbell, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Natasha Rascanin, Senior Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Clare Scullion, General Counsel, General Legal Services (From the Department of Finance:)
The examination of the Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005
2004-02-26
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 9:30 AM
  • Ronald H. Neumann, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Finance (From the Government of Manitoba:)
  • The Honourable Gregory F. Selinger, Minister of Finance (From the Government of Manitoba:)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 6:15 PM
  • Ron Styles, Deputy Minister, Department of Finance (From the Government of Saskatchewan:)
  • The Honourable Harry Van Mulligen, M.L.A., Minister of Finance (From the Government of Saskatchewan:)
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 6:15 PM
  • Robin W. Boadway, Department of Economics ( From Queen's University:)
  • Thomas J. Courchene, Professor of Economic and Financial Policy (From Queen's University:)
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 9:30 AM
  • Mitchell Murphy, Provincial Treasurer (Government of Prince Edward Island:)
  • Terry Paddon, Deputy Minister, Department of Finance (From the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:)
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 6:20 PM
  • Dr. Harvey Lazar, Director, Intergovernmental Relations (From Queen's University:)
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 9:30 AM
  • John McKay, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Office of the Minister of Finance)
  • Krista Campbell, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Natasha Rascanin, Senior Chief, Federal-Provincial Relations Division (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Clare Scullion, General Counsel, General Legal Services (From the Department of Finance:)
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 6:20 PM
  • The Honourable Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board (As an Individual)
  • Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management and Strategies Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 3:40 PM
  • Bill Austin, Assistant Secretary, Social and Cultural Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Susan Cartwright, Assistant Secretary, Government Operations Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure and Management Strategies Sector. (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Daphne Meredith, Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Supplementary Estimates (B) 2003-2004
2004-02-20
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 3:40 PM
  • Bill Austin, Assistant Secretary, Social and Cultural Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Susan Cartwright, Assistant Secretary, Government Operations Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure and Management Strategies Sector. (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Daphne Meredith, Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 9:30 AM
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management and Strategies Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
That Chapter 1, Information Technology; Government On-Line, Chapter 2, Accountability and Ethics in Government; Chapter 3, The Sponsorship Program; and Chapter 4, Advertising Activities, of the November 2003 Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons, tabled in the Senate of Canada on February 10, 2004
2004-02-13
The examination of the Estimates laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004
2004-02-13
Bill C-212, An Act respecting user fees
2004-02-11
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 6:15 PM
  • Yvon Besner, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Services Branch (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mylène Bouzigon, Senior General Counsel, Legal Services Branch (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Roy Cullen, M.P., Etobicoke North, sponsor of the bill (As an individual)
  • Michel Patrice, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk (Senate of Canada)
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 9:30 AM
  • Laura Danagher, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates Directorate (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Mike Joyce, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management and Strategies Sector (Treasury Board of Canada)
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 6:30 PM
  • The Hon. Reg Alcock, P.C, M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada ()
  • Mylène Bouzigon, Senior General Counsel, Legal Services Branch (Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Roy Cullen, M.P., Etobicoke North, sponsor of the bill (As an individual)
  • Ruth Danzer, Associate Secretary (Treasury Board of Canada)
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