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 services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 12:06 PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM
  • Deborah Norris, Associate Professor, Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University (As an individual)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 12:03 PM
  • Donna Bain, Vice-President, Health Services Division (Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario)
  • Judy Geary, Vice President, Work Reintegration (Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario)
  • Paul Gilkinson, Vice-President, Service Delivery Division (Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario)
  • Wolfgang Zimmermann, Executive Director (National Institute of Disability Management and Research)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 12:02 PM
  • Maria Barrados, President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Colonel Gerard Blais, Director Casualty Support Management (National Defence)
  • Janelle Wright, Director, Delegation and Reporting, Policy Branch (Public Service Commission of Canada)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 12:01 PM
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) (As an Individual)
  • Suzanne Tining, Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 12:03 PM
  • Colonel (Retired) Patrick Stogran, Veterans Ombudsman (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:04 PM
  • Pierre Allard, Service Bureau Director (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Brad White, Dominion Secretary (Royal Canadian Legion)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 12:08 PM
  • Charlotte Bastien, Regional Director General, Québec, Service Delivery and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Charlotte Stewart, Director General, Service Delivery Management (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM
  • Raymond Lalonde, Director, Strategic Policy, Policy, Programs and Partnerships (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Sandra Williamson, Director, Strategic Policy, Policy, Programs and Partnerships (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM
  • Major Mark Campbell, Regimental Veterans Care Officer, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (As an individual)
  • Major (ret’d) Bruce Henwood, Chair, Special Needs Advisory Group (SNAG), Veterans Affairs Canada (As an individual)
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 12:05 PM
  • Nathalie Pham, Manager, Client Service Team, Montreal District Office (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Dr. Don Richardson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Ste. Anne's hospital (As an individual)
  • Katherine Richards-Solc, Manager, Client Service Team, Kingston District Office (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 12:08 PM
  • Ronald R. Griffis, National President (Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping)
  • Lorne McCartney, Dominion Secretary-Treasurer (Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 12:08 PM
  • Corporal Thomas Bezruki, Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada (National Defence)
  • Master Corporal Martial Boivert, 12e Régiment blindé du Canada (National Defence)
  • Corporal Jean-Pierre Godbout, 35th Service Battalion of Canada (National Defence)
  • Corporal Dominique Lareau, Régiment de la Chaudière (National Defence)
  • Corporal Michael McTeague, 32nd Combat Engineer Regiment (National Defence)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 12:12 PM
  • MCpl (Ret.) Paul Franklin (As an individual)
  • Major Jacques Lasalle, Officer Commanding of the Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU), Quebec Region (National Defence)
  • Master Corporal Jody Mitic, Outreach Coordinator, National Defence Headquarters, DCSM (National Defence)
  • Corporal Martin Renaud, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment (National Defence)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 12:10 PM
  • Charlotte Bastien, Regional Director General, Quebec Region (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Robert Cormier, Director, Montreal district (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel C.M. Hand, CD, Commanding Officer Joint Personnel Support Unit, New Brunswick/PEI Region (National Defence)
  • Lina Matos, Regional Director, Client Services, Western Region (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 12:16 PM
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) ()
  • Suzanne Tining, Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 12:05 PM
  • The Honourable Lucie Pépin, Senator ()
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:09 PM
  • Jane Hicks, Director, Operational Direction and Guidance (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Brenda MacCormack, Director, Rehabilitation Directorate (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Ken Miller, Director, Program and Policy Directorate (Veterans Affairs Canada)
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