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-14, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adoption)
2007-06-19
Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 10:45 AM
  • Karen Clarke, Acting Manager, Citizenship Branch (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Mark Davidson, Director, Legislation and Program Policy Citizenship (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Margaret Dritsas, Nationality Law Advisor, Citizenship Branch (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Alain Laurencelle, Counsel, Legal Counsel (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Quarantine Act
2007-06-18
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • Dennis Brodie, Manager, Legislative and Regulatory Policy Group (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • John Cuningham, Senior Counsel (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Director General, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Bill C-277, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child)
2007-05-10
Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 10:50 AM
  • Ed Fast, M.P., Sponsor of the Bill (House of Commons)
  • Norman Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (access for spouse who is terminally ill or in critical condition)
2007-04-19
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 4:12 PM
  • Rick Casson, M.P., Sponsor of the Bill (House of Commons)
  • The Honourable Consiglio Di Nino, Senator, Sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Claire Farid, Counsel, Family Law Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Lise Lafrenière-Henri, Senior Counsel, Family Law Policy (Department of Justice Canada)
The state of early learning and child care in Canada in view of the OECD report "Starting Strong II", released on September 21-22, 2006 and rating Canada last among 14 countries on spending on early learning and child care programs
2007-02-21
Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 10:45 AM
  • Dr. Gordon Chong, Chairman; Former chairperson, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Child Care Spaces Initiative (Social Housing Services Corporation)
  • Shawn Tupper, Director General, Social Policy (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 4:08 PM
  • Martha Friendly, Coordinator (Childcare Resource and Research Unit, University of Toronto)
  • Kevin Milligan, Professor, Department of Economics (University of British Columbia)
  • Douglas Willms, Professor, Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy (University of New Brunswick)
Friday, April 20, 2007 at 9:03 AM
  • Elizabeth Ablett, Ontario Representative (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada)
  • Lynell Anderson, Senior Project Manager (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada)
  • Jody Dallaire, President (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada)
  • Susan Elson, Secretary (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada)
  • Susan Harney, Vice-Chair (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada)
  • Monica Lysack, Executive Director (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada)
  • Donna Riddel, Manitoba Representative (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada)
Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 10:49 AM
Review of the proposed Regulations under section 8 of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on October 27, 2006
2006-12-06
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 4:05 PM
  • Françoise Baylis, Professor, Departments of Bioethics and Philosophy (Dalhousie University)
  • Francine Manseau, Acting Director, Assisted Human Reproduction Implementation Office, Policy Development Directorate, Health Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Hélène Quesnel, Director General, Policy Development Directorate, Health Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Examine the future of literacy programs in Canada, the consolidation of federal funding and the role of literacy organizations in promoting education and employment skills in Canada
2006-11-29
Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 10:06 AM
  • Jan Donio, Vice President Information Services and Operational Change Management (United Way of Greater Toronto)
  • Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, President and Executive Director (Centraide of Greater Montreal)
Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 10:50 AM
  • Ed Fast, M.P., Sponsor of the Bill (House of Commons)
  • Norman Wong, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 10:49 AM
Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 10:50 AM
Friday, February 16, 2007 at 9:05 AM
  • Solange Basque Rhéaume, Acting General Director (Fédération d'alphabétisation du Nouveau Brunswick)
  • Ann Marie Downie, Executive Director (Literacy Nova Scotia)
  • Monika Feist, Board President (Literacy Partners of Manitoba)
  • Jan Greer, Executive Director (Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick)
  • Janet Lane, Executive Director (Literacy Alberta)
  • Peggy Anne Moore, Executive Director (Ontario Literacy for Deaf People)
  • Daniel Page, Board Treasurer (Nunavut Literacy Council)
  • Ellen Paterson, Executive Director (Ontario Native Literacy Coalition)
  • Christian Pelletier, Coordinator (Regroupement des groupes populaires en alphabétisation du Québec)
  • Diana Twiss, President (Literacy British Columbia)
  • Sierra van der Meer, Programme Coordinator (Yukon Literacy Coalition)
  • Carol Vandale, Coordinator (Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network Inc.)
  • Annmarie Wesolowski, President (Ontario Literacy Coalition)
Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 10:45 AM
  • Françoise Cadieux (As an individual)
  • Gaétan Cousineau, Director General (Fédération canadienne d'alphabétisation en français)
  • Wendy DesBrisay, Executive Director (Movement for Canadian Literacy)
  • Daniel Haines (As an individual)
  • Richard Miller (As an individual)
  • Charles Ramsay, Executive Director (National Adult Literacy Database)
  • Dianne C. Smith (As an individual)
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • Priscillia George (Ningwakwe), National Speaker (National Indigenous Literacy Association)
  • Gay Hamilton, Executive Director (Laubach Literacy of Canada)
  • Marie-Josée Thivierge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Andrew Treusch, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy & Planning (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Study on the impact of the multiple factors and conditions that contribute to the health of Canada’s population - known collectively as the social determinants of health
2006-11-28
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 4:17 PM
  • Tom Gribbons, Chairperson (Vibrant Communities Saint John (VCSJ))
  • Tom Gribbons, Chairperson (Vibrant Communities Saint John (VCSJ))
  • Anna Hunter, Advocate (Downtown Eastside Residents Association)
  • Kim Kerr, Director (Downtown Eastside Residents Association)
  • Kurt Peacock, Researcher (Vibrant Communities Saint John (VCSJ))
Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 10:48 AM
  • Jino Distasio, Director and Professor, Institute for Urban Studies (University of Winnipeg)
  • Aisling Gogan, Director, Poverty Reduction Strategy (Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Molly McCracken, Manitoba Board Member (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Barbara Wake Carroll, Professor, Department of Political Science (McMaster University)
Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 10:47 AM
  • Glenn Drover, Social Worker (Canadian Association of Social Workers)
  • Jocelyn Formsma, Program Officer (National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC))
  • Sid Frankel, Member, Steering Committee (Campaign 2000)
  • Roberto Jovel, Policy and Research Coordinator (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI))
  • Vera Pawis Tabobondung, President (National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC))
  • Loly Rico, President (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI):)
  • Katherine Scott, Vice President Research at the Canadian Council on Social Development (Campaign 2000)
Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 10:47 AM
  • Ken Battle, President (Caledon Institute of Social Policy)
  • Greg deGroot-Maggetti, Acting Chairperson (National Council of Welfare)
  • Shawn Pegg, Acting Director of Public Policy and Research (Canadian Association of Food Banks)
  • Rob Rainer, Executive Director (National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO))
  • Sheila Regehr, Director (National Council of Welfare)
  • Nancy Shular, First Vice-President, Board of Directors (National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO))
  • Dianne Swinemear, Executive Director, Feed Nova Scotia, Member of the Board of Directors (Canadian Association of Food Banks)
Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 11:08 AM
  • Bayla Kolk, Associate Deputy Minister, Homelessness and Partnering Strategy (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  • Sharon Matthews, Vice-President Assisted Housing (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Andrew Treusch, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Research Branch (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Bill S-214, An Act respecting a National Blood Donor Week
2006-10-03
Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 10:50 AM
  • Steve Harding, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications (Canadian Blood Services)
  • André Roch, Vice-president of Public Affairs and Marketing (Héma-Québec)
Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts
2006-09-28
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 4:15 PM
  • Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 10:48 AM
  • Dr. Kim Barker, Special Public Health Advisor (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. Valerie Gideon, Director of Health (Assembly of First Nations)
  • John Merritt, Legal Counsel, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
  • Onalee Randell, Director of Health (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
  • Mary Simon, President (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 10:46 AM
  • Steven Fletcher, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Jane Allain, General Counsel, Legal Services (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
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