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 regulation of aquaculture in Canada and future prospects for the industry
2013-03-05
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM
  • Bruce Hancock, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
  • Ruth Salmon, Executive Director (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM
  • Guy Beaupré, Director General, Aquaculture Management Directorate, Program Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Eric Gilbert, Executive Director, Aquaculture Operations, Ecosystems and Aquaculture Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jay Parsons, Director, Strategic and Regulatory Science Directorate, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM
  • Guy Beaupré, Director General, Aquaculture Management Directorate, Program Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Eric Gilbert, Executive Director, Aquaculture Operations, Ecosystems and Aquaculture Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jay Parsons, Director, Strategic and Regulatory Science Directorate, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Bill S-13, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act
2012-11-28
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM
  • Brad Caldwell, West Coast Co-Chair, Fisheries Committee (Canadian Maritime Law Association)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM
  • Patrick McGuinness, President (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Keith Morrill, Director, Oceans and Environmental Law Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:03 AM
  • The Honourable Gail Shea, P.C., M.P., Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans ()
  • David Bevan, Acting Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Michael Pearson, Director General, International Affairs, Strategic Policy Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • France Pégeot, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
2012-04-04
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM
  • Nadia Bouffard, Director General, Fisheries and Aboriginal Policy, Program Policy Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Adam Burns, Director, Resource Management – Atlantic, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM
  • David M. Lavigne, Science Advisor (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9:05 AM
Government Response, received on March 16, 2012, to the second report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled: Seeing the Light: Report on Staffed Lighthouses in Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia, tabled in the Senate on October 6, 2011
2012-03-27
Government Response, received on March 16, 2012, to the third report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled: Report on the Implementation of the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, tabled in the Senate on October 6, 2011
2012-03-27
Study on the lobster fishery in Atlantic Canada and Quebec
2012-03-08
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:06 PM
  • The Honourable Sterling Belliveau, MLA, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Leo Muise, Executive Director, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM
  • Patrick McDonald, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Marketing and Development, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM
  • Alain Hébert, Director of Resource Management - Gulf Region (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Patty King, General Manager (Fishermen and Scientists Research Society)
  • Marc Lanteigne, Manager, Aquatic Resources Division (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Stefan Leslie, Regional Director, Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Martin Mallet, Director (Homarus Inc.)
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • Jeff Malloy, General Manager and C.E.O.and President of the Prince Edward Island Seafood Processors Association (Acadian Fishermen’s Co-operative Association Ltd.)
  • Rick Simon, Director of Fisheries (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs)
  • Marc Surette, Executive Director (Nova Scotia Fishpackers Association)
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM
  • Carl Allen, Fisherman (Maritime Fishermen’s Union)
  • Craig Avery, President (Western Gulf Fisherman’s Association)
  • Peter Boertien, President, Eastern Kings Fisherman's Association (LFA 24 Lobster Advisory Board)
  • Christian Brun, Executive Secretary (Maritime Fishermen’s Union)
  • O’Neil Cloutier, Vice-President (Alliance des pêcheurs professionnels du Québec)
  • O’Neil Cloutier, Executive Director (Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie)
  • Reginald Comeau, Regional Coordinator (Maritime Fishermen’s Union)
  • Réjean Comeau, Fisherman (Maritime Fishermen’s Union)
  • Peter Connors, President (Eastern Shore Fishermen’s Protective Association)
  • Bobby Jenkins, President, Southern Kings and Queens Fisherman’s Association (LFA 26A Lobster Advisory Board)
  • Lee Knox, President, Prince County Fisherman's Association (LFA 25 Lobster Advisory Board)
  • Leonard Leblanc, President (Gulf of Nova Scotia Fishermen's Coalition)
  • Ian MacPherson, Executive Director (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association)
  • Mike McGeoghegan, President (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association)
  • Norman Peters, President, North Shore Fisherman's Association (LFA 24 Lobster Advisory Board)
  • Keith Sullivan, Market Analyst (Fish, Food and Allied Workers)
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • Richard Gallant, Deputy Minister, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Joseph LaBelle, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategic Projects Branch, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Gilles LeBlanc, Senior Processing Development Officer, Business Development Branch, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Government of New Brunswick)
  • The Honourable Ron W. MacKinley, MLA, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Barry MacPhee, Director, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • The Honourable Michael Olscamp, MLA, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Government of New Brunswick)
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 5:10 PM
  • Wade AuCoin, Director General, Community Development (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
  • Daryell Nowlan, Acting Senior Vice-President (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM
  • Michael Gardner, President (Gardner Pinfold Consultants Inc.)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM
  • Geoff Irvine, Executive Director (Lobster Council of Canada)
  • Stewart Lamont, Managing Director of Tangier Lobster Company Limited (Lobster Council of Canada)
  • Leonard Leblanc, Chairman (Lobster Council of Canada)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM
  • Nadia Bouffard, Director General, Fisheries and Aboriginal Policy, Program Policy Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Adam Burns, Director, Resource Management – Atlantic, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:12 PM
  • David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • David Gillis, Director General, Ecosystem Science, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Morley Knight, Director General, Resource Management, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM
  • Peter Holland, Manager (Fundy Weir Fishermen’s Association)
  • Bonnie Morse, Project Coordinator (Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association)
  • Maria Recchia, Executive Director (Fundy North Fishermen’s Association)
  • Melanie Sonnenberg, Project Manager (Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association)
  • Sheena Young, Program Director (Fundy North Fishermen’s Association)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM
  • Jeffrey Hutchings, Professor of the Department of Biology and Chair of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on Sustaining Canadian Marine Biodiversity (Dalhousie University)
Study on the management of the grey seal population off Canada’s East Coast
2011-10-20
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM
Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:45 AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 5:17 PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:12 PM
  • David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • David Gillis, Director General, Ecosystem Science, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Morley Knight, Director General, Resource Management, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM
  • Danny Arsenault, Director (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association Ltd.)
  • Adlai Cunningham, Director (Sea Star Seafoods Limited) (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
  • Claude d'Entremont, Director (Inshore Fisheries Limited) (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
  • Richard "Bee" d'Entremont, Member (Acadian Fish Processors Limited) (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
  • Susanna Fuller, Marine Conservation Coordinator (The Ecology Action Centre)
  • Shannon Lewis, Executive Director (Northeast Coast Sealers Cooperative of Newfoundland)
  • Debbie MacKenzie, Director (Grey Seal Conservation Society)
  • Ian MacPherson, Executive Director (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association Ltd.)
  • Robert K. Mohn, Independent Scientist (The Ecology Action Centre)
  • Denny Morrow, Former Executive Director (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
  • Robert O’Boyle, Scientist (As an individual)
  • John Paul, Executive Director (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat)
  • Dick Stewart (Atlantic Herring Co-op) (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM
  • Nell den Heyer, Biologist, Population Ecology Division, Science Branch (Maritimes) (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Mike Hammill, Section Head, Marine Mammals Biology and Conservation (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Ronnie Heighton, Board Member (Eastern Fishermen's Federation)
  • Sara Iverson, Professor, Department of Biology (Dalhousie University)
  • Heike K. Lotze, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Marine Renewable Resources, Department of Biology (Dalhousie University)
  • The Honourable Darin King, MHA, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Morley Knight, Director General, Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • John Levy, Secretary (Eastern Fishermen's Federation)
  • Alastair O’Rielly, Deputy Minister (Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Wilford D. Smith, Board Member (Eastern Fishermen's Federation)
  • Doug P. Swain, Scientist, Marine Fish Ecosystems, Marine Fish Section (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Boris Worm, Associate Professor, Department of Biology (Dalhousie University)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM
  • Chief Roy S. Jones, Jr., President (Pacific Balance Consulting Inc.)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM
  • Jeffrey Hutchings, Professor of the Department of Biology and Chair of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on Sustaining Canadian Marine Biodiversity (Dalhousie University)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM
  • David M. Lavigne, Science Advisor (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 5:30 PM
  • Morley Knight, Director General, Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • Michael Pearson, Director General, International Affairs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • France Pégeot, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • Kevin Thompson, Director, Government Procurement, Trade and Environment Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT))
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM
  • Rob Cahill, Executive Director (Fur Institute of Canada)
  • Dion Dakins, Director (NuTan Furs Incorporated)
  • Pierre-Yves Daoust, Professor of Anatomic Pathology and Wildlife Pathology, Atlantic Veterinary College (University of Prince Edward Island)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:12 PM
  • Ghislain Cyr, Member (Seal Hunters Association of the Magdalen Islands)
  • Denis Longuépée, President (Seal Hunters Association of the Magdalen Islands)
  • Gil Thériault, Director (Seal Hunters Association of the Magdalen Islands)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 5:12 PM
  • Frank Pinhorn, Executive Director (Canadian Sealers Association)
  • Eldred Woodford, President (Canadian Sealers Association)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 6:05 PM
  • Mike Calcutt, Acting Executive Director (Fisheries Resource Conservation Council)
  • Gerard Chidley, Former Chairman (Fisheries Resource Conservation Council)
  • Donald Walker, Former Vice Chairman (Fisheries Resource Conservation Council)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 5:10 PM
  • David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Patrice Simon, Director, Environment and Biodiversity Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Examine issues relating to the federal government’s current and evolving policy framework for managing Canada’s fisheries and oceans
2011-06-26
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM
  • Patrick McGuinness, President (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Keith Morrill, Director, Oceans and Environmental Law Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:06 PM
  • The Honourable Sterling Belliveau, MLA, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Leo Muise, Executive Director, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM
Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM
  • The Honourable Keith Ashfield, M.P., Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (As an Individual)
  • David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • David Bevan, Associate Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Marc Grégoire, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Roch Huppé, Chief Financial Officer (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Richard Nadeau, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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