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-25, An Act governing the operation of remote sensing space systems
2005-11-01
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 4:26 PM
  • The Honourable Dan McTeague, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (As an Individual)
  • Bruce Mann, Senior Counsel, Justice Legal Services Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 6:04 PM
  • The Honourable Dan McTeague, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (As an Individual)
  • Phillip Baines, Senior Policy Advisor, Science and Technology, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Chemical, Biological and Conventional Weapons Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Paul Chapin, Director General, International Security Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Scott Johnson, Directorate of Space Development (National Defence)
  • Bruce Mann, Senior Counsel, Justice Legal Services Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Bill S-37, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Cultural Property Export and Import Act
2005-06-15
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 5:00 PM
  • Jean-François Bonin, Legal Counsel (Canadian Heritage)
  • Christopher Ram, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Eileen Sarkar, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Heritage (Canadian Heritage)
  • Lyn Elliot Sherwood, Executive Director, Heritage Group (Canadian Heritage)
  • Kathy Zedde, Senior Policy Advisor, Heritage Policy (Canadian Heritage)
Examine the documents Overview, Diplomacy, Development and Commerce of Canada’s International Policy Statement
2005-06-08
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 4:09 PM
  • Robert Greenhill, President (Canadian International Development Agency:)
  • Robert McRae, Director General, Policy Planning Secretariat (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Foreign Affairs))
  • Randle Wilson, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister for Communications, Strategic Policy and Corporate Planning (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (International Trade))
Examine the development and security challenges facing Africa; the response of the international community to enhance that continent’s development and political stability; Canadian foreign policy as it relates to Africa
2004-12-08
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 4:08 PM
  • Isabelle Bérard, Acting Director, Policy, Strategic Planning and Technical Services (Canadian International Development Agency, Africa Branch)
  • Barbara Brown, Director General, West and Central Africa (Canadian International Development Agency, Africa Branch)
  • Rénald Gilbert, Director, Economic Immigration Policy and Programs, Selection Branch (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Michel Lemelin, Director General, East, the Horn and Southern Africa (Canadian International Development Agency, Africa Branch)
  • Marlene Massey, Acting Director, Africa and Europe, International Region (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Bruce Scoffield, Director, Policy Development and International Protection, Refugees Branch (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Janet Siddall, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Ellen Wright, Manager, Governance, Security and Communications Unit, Canada Fund for Africa Secretariat (Canadian International Development Agency, Africa Branch)
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 5:13 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 5:03 PM
  • His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Ali Jarrud, Ambassador (Embassy of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
  • His Excellency Mr. Mahfoud Ben Deddach, Ambassador (Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania)
  • His Excellence Mr. Mohamed Saad, Ambassador (Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia)
  • His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Tangi, Ambassador (Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco)
  • His Excellency Mr. Youcef Yousfi, Ambassador (Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria)
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 4:06 PM
  • Shelley St. George, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Multilateral Trade Policy Division (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Steve Verheul, Chief Agriculture Negotiator (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 5:02 PM
  • Kevin Lynch, Executive Director (International Monetary Fund)
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 4:01 PM
  • Claire Marshall, Director (Institute on Governance)
  • Kashimoto Ngoy, International Development Researcher (As an individual)
  • Edward Osei Kwadwo Prempeh, Associate Professor, Political Science and Sociology, Carleton University (As an individual)
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 5:03 PM
  • Venâncio Massingue, Minister of Science and Technology, Mozambique ()
  • Rohinton Medhora, Vice-President, Program and Partnership Branch (International Development Research Centre (IDRC))
  • Gerd Schönwälder, Team Leader, Peace, Conflict and Development (International Development Research Centre (IDRC))
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 5:07 PM
  • Baba Dioum, Coordinator General (Conference of West and Central African Ministers of Agriculture, Senegal)
  • Ndiougo Fall, President (Network of West African Producers and Peasants Organizations (ROPPA), Senegal)
  • Rangarirai Machemedze, Acting Director (Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), Zimbabwe)
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 3:13 PM
  • The Honourable Aileen Carroll, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Cooperation (As an Individual)
  • H. E. Mr. Amadou Toumani Touré, President of the Republic of Mali ()
  • Ric Cameron, Senior Vice-President (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • H. E. Mr. Badi Ould Ganfoud, Minister of Civil Service, State Reform and Relations with Institutions (Republic of Mali)
  • Paul Hunt, Vice-President - Africa Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Marcel Massé, Executive Director (World Bank)
  • H.E. Mr. Moctar Ouane, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Republic of Mali)
  • H. E. Ms. Fanta Sylla, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals (Republic of Mali)
  • H.E. Mr. Ousmane Thiam, Minister of Investment Promotion, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Government Spokesperson (Republic of Mali)
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 5:30 PM
  • George Ayittey, Professor, Economics, American University (As an individual)
  • Gerry Barr, President-CEO (Canadian Council for International Co-operation)
  • Peter R. Kieran, President, CPCS Transcom (As an individual)
  • Ian Smillie, Research Coordinator (Partnership Africa Canada)
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 4:10 PM
  • Asha El-Karib, Director and Program Manager (Gender Centre for Research and Training and ACORD (Agency for Co-operation in Research and Development), Sudan)
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 5:10 PM
  • Taa'meem Abd-ul-Hussein, Ockenden International, Iraq (As an individual)
  • Surood Mohammed Falih Ahmmad, Women's Alliance for Democracy in Iraq (As an individual)
  • Ula A. Ibrahim, Iraqi Independent Democrats (As an individual)
  • Nassreen Rahem, Women's Media and Education Centre, Iraq (As an individual)
  • Zainab H. Salman, Research Triangle Institute, Iraq (As an individual)
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 4:10 PM
  • Jane Boulden, Canada Research Chair in International Relations and Security Studies, Royal Military College of Canada (As an individual)
  • MacDonald Ighodaro, Professor, Sociology, Saint Mary's University (As an individual)
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 5:04 PM
  • Bonnie Campbell, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an individual)
  • John Harker, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cape Breton University (As an individual)
  • Adebayo Olukoschi, Executive Director (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA))
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 4:07 PM
  • Yvon Bernier, Senior Director, Africa Region (Développement international Desjardins)
  • James Harmon, Chairman (Commission On Capital Flows to Africa)
  • Brian Mitchell, Director, Africa (Trade Facilitation Office)
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 3:35 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Paul Boothe, Associate Deputy Minister and G7 Deputy for Canada (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Klaus Büttner, Regional Vice President, Africa, Europe and Middle East (Export Development Canada)
  • Jean-François Croft, Regional Manager, Africa, Europe and Middle East (Export Development Canada)
  • J. Perry Maisonneuve, Principal (Northern Lights Franchise Consultants Corporation)
  • Bruce Rayfuse, Director, International Finance and Development Division (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 4:08 PM
  • Daouda Ba, First Secretary (Embassy of the Republic of Senegal)
  • His Excellency Amadou Diallo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Canada (Embassy of the Republic of Senegal)
  • Ndongo Dieng, Second Secretary (Embassy of the Republic of Senegal)
  • Mamadou Saliou Diouf, Minister Counsellor (Embassy of the Republic of Senegal)
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 5:14 PM
  • André D. Beaudoin, Executive Director (UPA Développement international)
  • Bruce Christie, Director, Multilateral Trade Policy Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Doug George, Director, Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Trade Policy Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Molly Kane, Co-Chair (Africa-Canada Forum, Canadian Council for International Co-operation)
  • Charles La Salle, Senior Trade Policy Officer, Multilateral Trade Policy Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Marcel Saucier, Deputy Director, Tariffs and Market Access Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Ann Weston, Vice-President and Research Coordinator (The North-South Institute)
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 5:04 PM
  • Ibrahima Coulibaly, Manager of External Affairs (Association of Professional Producers of Mali)
  • Dr. Regassa Feyissa, Founder and Executive Director (Ethio-Organic Seed Action, Ethiopia)
  • Mwananyanda Mbikusita Lewanika, Executive Director (National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research of Zambia)
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 4:04 PM
  • W.I. Ajogbor, Minister (Political) (High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
  • A.O. Enikanolaiye, Minister Counsellor (Visas and Information) (High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
  • Z.J. Gana, Minister (Economic) (High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
  • His Excellency Olufemi Oyewale George, High Commissioner (High Commission for the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 5:51 PM
  • Marie-Hélène Bonin, Board Member - Representative (Africa and HIV/AIDS) (Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development - Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Dorothée Gizenga Ngolo, Programme Officer (Partnership Africa Canada)
  • Kevin Perkins, Executive Director (Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS)
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 3:30 PM
  • Anne-Marie Bourcier, Director General, Africa Bureau (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Perry Calderwood, Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Division (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Sébastien Carrière, Desk Officer, Political Affairs (Algeria, Libya, Morocco), Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula Division (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Nadia Kostiuk, Director General, Policy, Strategic Planning and Technical Services, Africa and Middle East Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Andrew Rasiulis, Director, Military Training Assistance Program (National Defence)
  • Mario Renaud, Director General, Policy, Planning and Management, Multilateral Programs Branch, Canadian International Level (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Isabelle Roy, Acting Director, West and Central Africa Division (Foreign Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 5:04 PM
  • K.Y. Amoako, Executive Secretary and United Nations Under-Secretary-General (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa)
  • John Davies, Chief, Development Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bruce Rayfuse, Director, International Finance and Development Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alexandra Wood, Deputy Director and Trade Commissioner, International Financing Division, Business Support Unit (International Trade Canada)
Monday, February 14, 2005 at 3:00 PM
  • Lieutenant-General (Ret'd) Roméo Dallaire (As an individual)
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 3:51 PM
  • Anne-Marie Bourcier, Director General, Africa Bureau (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Chantal Chastenay, Director, Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula Division (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Nadia Kostiuk, Director General, Policy, Strategic Planning and Technical Services (Canadian International Development Agency, Africa and Middle East Branch)
  • Ulla Kourany, Senior Policy Advisor, NEPAD, G8 Africa and Pan-African Institutions (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Colonel Denis Thompson, Director, Peacekeeping Policy (National Defence)
  • Ellen Wright, Manager, Governance, Security and Communications Unit, Canada Fund for Africa Secretariat (Canadian International Development Agency, Africa and Middle East Branch)
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 5:57 PM
  • Anne-Marie Bourcier, Director General, Africa Bureau (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Chantal Chastenay, Director, Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula Division (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Hunt, Vice-President, Africa and Middle East Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Ulla Kourany, Senior Policy Advisor, NEPAD, G8 Africa and Pan-African Institutions (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Colonel Denis Thompson, Director, Peacekeeping Policy (National Defence)
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 5:00 PM
  • Frederic Cooper, Professor, Department of History, New York University (As an individual)
  • Timothy Stapleton, Associate Professor, Department of History, Trent University (As an individual)
  • Philip Zachernuk, Professor, Department of History, Dalhousie Unviersity, and President, Canadian Association of African Studies (As an individual)
Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 4:02 PM
  • The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • Kathryn McCallion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, Passport and Consular Affairs (Foreign Affairs Canada)
Examine the Performance Reports for the period ending March 31, 2004 of: a) Foreign Affairs Canada; b) International Trade Canada; and c) Canadian International Development Agency, tabled in the Senate on October 28, 2004
2004-11-02
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honorable James Scott Peterson, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade ()
  • Robert Fonberg, Deputy Minister of International Trade (International Trade Canada)
  • Kathryn McCallion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, Passport and Consular Affairs (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Thoppil, Director General, Corporate Planning (International Trade Canada)
Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 4:02 PM
  • The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • Kathryn McCallion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, Passport and Consular Affairs (Foreign Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 5:09 PM
  • The Honourable Aileen Carroll, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Cooperation ()
  • Ric Cameron, Senior Vice-President (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Denis Kingsley, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Services Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Paul Thibault, President (Canadian International Development Agency)
Joint meeting with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade in order to meet with a delegation of German parliamentarians
2004-10-27
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 4:05 PM
  • Bernhard Brinkmann (Members of Parliament (Bundestag))
  • Klaus-Peter Flosbach (Members of Parliament (Bundestag))
  • Monika Heubaum (Members of Parliament (Bundestag))
  • Sibylle Laurischk (Members of Parliament (Bundestag))
  • Ursula Lietz, Chair of the Delegation (Members of Parliament (Bundestag))
  • Eberhard Otto (Members of Parliament (Bundestag))
Examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to foreign relations generally
2004-10-21
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 5:10 PM
  • Taa'meem Abd-ul-Hussein, Ockenden International, Iraq (As an individual)
  • Surood Mohammed Falih Ahmmad, Women's Alliance for Democracy in Iraq (As an individual)
  • Ula A. Ibrahim, Iraqi Independent Democrats (As an individual)
  • Nassreen Rahem, Women's Media and Education Centre, Iraq (As an individual)
  • Zainab H. Salman, Research Triangle Institute, Iraq (As an individual)
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 3:51 PM
  • Anne-Marie Bourcier, Director General, Africa Bureau (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Chantal Chastenay, Director, Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula Division (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Nadia Kostiuk, Director General, Policy, Strategic Planning and Technical Services (Canadian International Development Agency, Africa and Middle East Branch)
  • Ulla Kourany, Senior Policy Advisor, NEPAD, G8 Africa and Pan-African Institutions (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Colonel Denis Thompson, Director, Peacekeeping Policy (National Defence)
  • Ellen Wright, Manager, Governance, Security and Communications Unit, Canada Fund for Africa Secretariat (Canadian International Development Agency, Africa and Middle East Branch)
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at 5:02 PM
  • Mykola Maimeskul, His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Canada (Ukraine Ambassy)
  • Mr. Vadym Prystaiko, Counsellor (Political Affairs) (Ukraine Embassy)
  • Andriy Yahodovskyi, First Secretary (Political Affairs) (Ukraine Embassy)
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