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-9, An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 3:10 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Graham, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry ()
  • Christopher Armstrong, Senior Advisor, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Women's Equality Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Susan Bincoletto, Acting Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Sandra Black, Director, Social Development Policies, Policy Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Adrienne Blanchard, Legal Counsel, Gowling, Lafleur and Henderson (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Doug Clark, Senior Project Leader, Patent Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
  • Éric Dagenais, Director, Patent Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • David K. Lee, Directorate, Office of Patented Medicines and Liaison, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Jean-François Leprince, President, Aventis Pharmaceutical, Chair, Rx&D Intellectual Property Committee (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Terry McCool, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly Canada Inc., Vice-Chair, Rx&D Intellectual Property Committee (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Dr. Robert Peterson, Director General, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Vishva V. Ramlall, Senior Policy Officer, Corporate Strtegies Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Industry Canada)
  • Rob Sutherland-Brown, Senior Counsel, Industry Canada Legal Services (Industry Canada)
To join the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the House of Commons for a joint meeting in order to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his delegation
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 3:23 PM
  • Tenzin Dargyal, President, Montreal Branch (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama (As an Individual)
  • Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche, Chair, Tibetan Government in Exile (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • Thubten Samdup, President (Canada Tibet Committee)
The Canada - United States of America trade relationship and on the Canada - Mexico trade relationship
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:07 PM
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 5:04 PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 4:12 PM
  • Paul Haslam, Senior Analyst (Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL))
  • Donald Mackay, Executive Director (Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL))
  • William Maloney, Lead Economist (World Bank, Office of the Chief Economist of the Latin American and Caribbean Region)
  • Sandra Polaski, Senior Associate and Project Director, Trade Equity and Development Project (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
  • Luis Servén, Lead Specialist Regional Studies (World Bank, Office of the Chief Economist of the Latin America and Caribbean Region)
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 6:04 PM
  • Robert Armstrong, President and CEO (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)
  • Carlos Piñera González, Chief Representative (NAFTA Office of Mexico in Canada)
  • David Winfield, Chairman (Canadian Council for the Americas)
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 5:20 PM
  • Graeme Clark, Director, Mexico Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Marvin K. Hough, Regional Vice-President, Latin America (Export Development Canada)
  • Marc Lortie, Assistant Deputy Minister (Americas) (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Andrea Lyon, Director General, Trade Policy, General Trade Policy Bureau (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 5:23 PM
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