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-19, An Act respecting Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and to implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
2000-06-22
Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 10:05 AM
  • The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, M.P., P.C. ()
  • Kenneth M. Narvey, Legal Researcher and Chief Operating Officer (Coalition of Concerned Congregations on the Law Relating to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity including those of the Holocaust)
  • Donald Piragoff, General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • David Sproule, Deputy Director, United Nations, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Section (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Examine and report on emerging political, social, economic and security developments in Russia and Ukraine, taking into account Canada's policy and interests in the region, and other related matters
2000-05-09
Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 3:30 PM
  • Robert Brooks, Deputy Director, Eastern Europe Division (Belarus, Caucasus, Central Asia, Moldova and Ukraine) (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Ann Collins, Director, Eastern Europe Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Jim Wright, Director General, Central, East and Southern Europe Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 3:50 PM
  • Chris Alexander, Deputy Director, Russia, Eastern Europe Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Jim Wright, Director General, Central, East and Southern Europe Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Examine the Performance Report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for the period ending March 31, 1999, tabled in the Senate on November 2, 1999
2000-05-09
Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at 6:00 PM
  • William Crosbie, Acting Director General, Trade and Policy II -- Services, Investment and Intellectual Property Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • David Karsgaard, Director, Economic Relations with Developing Countries Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Kathryn McCallion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, Passport and Consular Affairs (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Paul Meyer, Director General, International Security Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Jill Sinclair, Director General, Global and Human Issues Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Bill S-18, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (non-deployment of persons under the age of eighteen years to theatres of hostilities)
2000-04-04
Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 3:35 PM
  • Louise Bellefeuille-Prégent, Director, Arms and Proliferation Control Policy (National Defence)
  • Colonel Gord Grant, Director of Military Human Resource Requirements (National Defence)
  • Hilary Homes (Amnesty International (Canadian Section))
  • Capt. (N) Stephen King, Special Advisor, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence)
  • Lt-Colonel Dominic McAlea, Director of Law International, Office of the Judge Advocate General (National Defence)
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General (Amnesty International Canada)
  • Ross Snyder, Deputy Director, Peace Building and Human Security Division, Global and Human Issues Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Kathy Vandergrift, Chair, Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (World Vision Canada)
Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement among the Government of Canada, Governments of Member States of the European Space Agency, the Government of Japan, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Government of the United States of America concerning Cooperation on the Civil International Space Station and to make related amendments to other Acts
1999-12-01
Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at 3:40 PM
  • Ann T. Collins, Director, Eastern Europe Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Adèle Dion, Director, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Women's Equality (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Brian Ernewein, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • J. Richard Ouellet, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Yvan Roy, Senior Genral Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • David Sénécal, Acting Chief, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation divison, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at 5:50 PM
  • Robert S. Lefebvre, Director, Legal Services and Member of the Canadian Delegation responsible for the negotiation of the Civil international Space Station Agreement (Industry Canada)
  • William Macdonald Evans, President, Canadian Space Agency (Industry Canada)
  • J. Richard Ouellet, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Alain Poirier, Director General, Space Systems (Industry Canada)
  • Yvan Roy, Senior Genral Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
Bill S-3, An Act to implement an agreement, conventions and protocols between Canada and Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Algeria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Japan and Luxembourg for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
1999-11-24
Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at 3:40 PM
  • Ann T. Collins, Director, Eastern Europe Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Adèle Dion, Director, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Women's Equality (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Brian Ernewein, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • J. Richard Ouellet, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice)
  • Yvan Roy, Senior Genral Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • David Sénécal, Acting Chief, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation divison, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
Examine the ramifications to Canada of the changed mandate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Canada's role in NATO since the demise of the Warsaw Pact, the end of the Cold War and the recent addition to membership in NATO of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic; and of peacekeeping, with particular reference to Canada's ability to participate in it under the auspices of any international body of which Canada is a member
1999-10-14
Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 2:05 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 3:45 PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 3:55 PM
Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at 3:40 PM
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 3:35 PM
  • The Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs (As an Individual)
  • The Hon. Arthur C. Eggleton, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence (As an Individual)
  • Patricia Fortier, Director, Regional Security and Peacekeeping Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Vice-Admiral Gary L. Garnett (From The Department of National Defence)
  • Paul Heinbecker, Assistant Deputy Minister (Portfolio: Global and Security Policy) (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Lieutenant-General Raymond R. Henault, CMM, CD (From the Department of National Defence)
  • Major-General Walter Semianiw (Department of National Defence)
Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 3:40 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 3:35 PM
Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 4:37 PM
  • Professor Donald Barry (From University of Calgary)
Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 9:10 AM
  • Joseph Caron, Assistant Deputy Minister, (Portfolio: Asia Pacific and Africa) (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Ted Langtry, Director General, Idonesia, Philippines and South Pacific Programme. (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Professor Albert Legault (From "l'Institut québécois des Affaires internationales" of Laval University)
  • Paul Meyer, Director General, International Security Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Colonel Walter Natynczyk, J3 Operations (Department of National Defence)
  • Colonel Walter Semianiw, Director of Peacekeeping Policy (Department of National Defence)
The consequences for Canada of the emerging European Monetary Union and on other related trade and investment matters
1999-10-14
Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 4:37 PM
  • Professor Donald Barry (From University of Calgary)
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