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-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
2009-12-15
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:20 PM
Bill C-62, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act
2009-12-11
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 11:00 AM
  • Sarah Gill, Senior Officer, Aboriginal Tax Policy Section (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nancy Horsman, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice President, Global Business Policy (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
  • Louise Levonian, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, GST Legislation (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Grand Chief Randall Phillips, Grand Chief, Oneida Nation (Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians)
  • Lise Potvin, Director, Sales Tax Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Chief Angus Toulouse, Ontario Regional Chief (Assembly of First Nations)
Bill C-51, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and to implement other measures
2009-12-02
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM
  • Michel Bédard, Former Chief Actuary, Employment Insurance Fund (As an individual)
  • Lucie Charron, Senior economist (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Ian Dawkins, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 9:33 AM
  • Gary Friend, President (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • John Kenward, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO (CBC/Radio-Canada)
  • James Pierlot, Senior Consultant (Towers Perrin)
  • Finn Poschmann, Vice President, Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM
  • Joan Arnold, Senior Director, Legislation, Authorities and Litigation Management (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Denyse Bertrand, Policy Analyst (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Heather Bordeleau, Director, Canada Pension Plan Policy (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Roger Charland, Executive Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Matthew Dooley, A/Senior Project Leader, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Chris Forbes, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Philippe Hall, Senior Economist, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Patrick Halley, Chief, Tariffs and Market Access, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade & Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sari Harrel, Actuarial Officer (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Danielle Héroux, Manager (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Senior Chief, Savings and Investment Section (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marcel Lalande, Director, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nancy Lawand, Director General, Canada Pension Plan Disability (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Trevor Lessard, International Economist, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bill Matthews, Assistant Comptroller General, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Michel Montambeault, Director, Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Mary Pichette, Senior Director, Canada Pension Plan Directorate (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Andrew Staples, Chief, CHST and Policy Development (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tim Wach, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Shane Williamson, Executive Director, Knowledge Infrastructure Program (Industry Canada)
  • Ian Wright, Chief, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Subject-matter on Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
2009-12-02
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM
  • Dr. Mike Harlos, Medical director, Palliative Care Program (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)
  • Denise Page, Senior Health Policy Analyst, National Public Issues, Canadian Cancer Society (Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada)
  • Sharon Ruth (As an individual)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM
  • Michel Bédard, Former Chief Actuary, Employment Insurance Fund (As an individual)
  • Lucie Charron, Senior economist (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Ian Dawkins, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 1:04 PM
  • Louis Beauséjour, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Philip Clarke, Director General, Benefits Processing (Service Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
The expenditures set out in Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010
2009-11-17
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM
  • Michel Bédard, Former Chief Actuary, Employment Insurance Fund (As an individual)
  • Lucie Charron, Senior economist (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Ian Dawkins, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 6:32 PM
  • Andrew Francis, Director, Resource Management and Financial Advisory Services (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Jim Quinn, Chief Financial Officer (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Peter Traversy, Director General, Planning and Resource Management (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • Margaret Biggs, President (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Hélène Filion, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • David Moloney, Executive Vice-President (Canadian International Development Agency)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • Brian Pagan, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Alister Smith, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits
2009-11-04
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 9:00 AM
  • Louis Beauséjour, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Philip Clarke, Director General, Benefits Processing (Service Canada)
  • Carol McLean, Senior Counsel and Group Head, Legal Services, Skills and Employment and Learning Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Subject-matter of Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits
2009-09-30
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 6:31 PM
  • Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Charles Cirtwill, Executive Vice-President (Atlantic Institute for Market Studies)
  • Andrew Jackson, Chief Economist (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Dan Kelly, Senior Vice-President of Legislative Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Vice-President of National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:33 AM
  • Ian E. Bennett, President and Chief Executive Officer (Royal Canadian Mint)
  • Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Pierre Céré, Spokeperson (Conseil national des chômeurs et chômeuses)
  • Beverley A. Lepine, Chief Operating Officer (Royal Canadian Mint)
  • Marguerite F. Nadeau, Q.C., Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Corporate and Legal Affairs (Royal Canadian Mint)
  • Sylvain Schetagne, Senior Economist (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 6:40 PM
  • Louis Beauséjour, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Philip Clarke, Director General, Benefits Processing (Service Canada)
  • Paul Thompson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Bill S-227, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act (tax relief for Nunavik)
2009-06-16
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • Gérard Duhaime, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Aboriginal Condition, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Laval (As an individual)
  • John Merritt, Senior Policy Advisor (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
  • Elaine Métras, Assistant General Manager (La Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec)
  • Rita Novalinga, General Manager (La Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec)
  • Mary Simon, President (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • Isabelle Brault, Chief, Employment and Education, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pascal Charron (As an individual)
  • Sean Keenan, Senior Chief, Social Tax Policy, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Yves Normandin, President (Arctic Consultants Inc.)
  • Rainer Nowak, Senior Chief, Sales Tax Division, General Operations and Border Issues (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michel Patrice, Deputy Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Charlie Watt, Sponsor of the Bill (As an Individual)
Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, to validate certain calculations and to amend other Acts
2009-05-28
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • Michael Cape, Director, Pension Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Gaétan Delisle, President (Quebec Mounted Police Members' Association)
  • Shelley Rossignol, Senior Analyst, Pension Policy (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Marc S. P. Wyczynski, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Examine and report upon the expenditures set out in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010
2009-05-26
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 6:30 PM
  • Liliane Binette, Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations Branch (Service Canada)
  • Su Dazé, Comptroller (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Colonel Richard Giguère, Strategic Joint Staff (National Defence)
  • Karen Jackson, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • David Jacobson, Chief of Staff, Assistant Deputy Minister - Materiel (National Defence)
  • Sharon Matthews, Vice-President, Assisted Housing (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Paul Thompson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Michel Tremblay, Chief Financial Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Rear-Admiral Bryn Weadon, Assistant Deputy Minister - Finance and Corporate Services (National Defence)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 9:33 AM
  • Brian Pagan, Executive Director, Expenditure Operations and Estimates Division (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Ken Wheat, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
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