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 rise of China, India and Russia in the global economy and the implications for Canadian policy
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 5:55 PM
  • Christopher Westdal (As an individual)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 5:31 PM
  • Erik Ens, Senior Economist, Office of the Chief Economist (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Patricia Fuller, Chief Economist (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Martine Moreau, Acting Director, Strategic Initiatives Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 4:05 PM
  • Craig Kuntz, Director, International Trade Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Patrick O'Hagan, Director, Balance of Payments Division (Statistics Canada)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 4:07 PM
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice-President, Global Business Policy (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 5:33 PM
  • His Excellency Georgiy Mamedov, Ambassador (Embassy of the Russian Federation)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 5:33 PM
  • Piotr Dutkiewicz, Member of the National Board (Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association)
  • Peter Harder, Member of the Board of Directors (Canada China Business Council)
  • Peter Sutherland, Vice-chair (Canada-India Business Council)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 4:04 PM
  • Peter Clark, President (Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates Limited)
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist (Conference Board of Canada)
  • Wenran Jiang, Acting Director, China Institute, University of Alberta (As an individual)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 5:37 PM
  • Gordon Houlden, Director General, East Asia Bureau, Bilateral Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Peter McGovern, Director General, Bilateral Commercial Relations: Asia and Americas Global Operations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Ken Sunquist, Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Operations and Chief Trade Commissioner (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 4:04 PM
  • Charles Burton, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brock University (As an individual)
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General (Amnesty International Canada)
  • Stephen Poloz, Senior Vice-President, Financing Products Group (Export Development Canada)
Bill C-9, An Act to implement the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 5:06 PM
  • The Honourable Helena Guergis, M.P., Secretary of State, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada ()
  • Ray Boomgaardt, Special Counsel, Trade Law Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Alan H. Kessel, Legal Adviser (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Éric Leroux, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel, Trade Law Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Bill C-293, An Act respecting the provision of official development assistance abroad
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 4:01 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 4:05 PM
  • David Horton, Executive Director (Canadian International Demining Corps)
  • Irving Schwartz, Chairman (Canadian International Demining Corps)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 5:34 PM
  • Paul Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean (International Monetary Fund)
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 5:39 PM
  • Nigel Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer (UNICEF Canada)
  • Raymonde Folco, Member of Parliament (House of Commons)
Examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to Foreign relations generally
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 4:01 PM
  • Allan Culham, Acting Vice-President, Pan-Geographic (Canadian Internationald Development Agency)
  • Robert Greenhill, President (Canadian International Development Agency)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 4:05 PM
  • Richard Bale, Director, North Asia Commercial Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Stewart Beck, Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment, Innovation and Sectors (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Robert Clark, Director General, Economic Policy Analysis Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Audri Mukhopadhyay, Director, South Asia Commercial Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Robert Ready, Director, Investment Trade Policy Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 4:05 PM
  • George Haynal, Vice-President, Government Affairs (Bombardier Inc.)
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 5:36 PM
  • Paul Evans, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)
  • Bernard M. Wolf, Professor, Department of Economics and Director of International MBA Programs, York University (As an individual)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 4:04 PM
  • Wendy Dobson, Professor and Director, Institute for International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (As an individual)
  • Brenda Lafleur, Program Director, Forecasting and Analysis (Conference Board of Canada)
  • Sheila Rao, Senior Research Associate, Forecasting and Analysis (Conference Board of Canada)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 5:37 PM
  • John M. Curtis, Distinguished Fellow (Centre for International Governance Innovation)
  • Michael Murphy, Executive Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Brian Zeiler-Kligman, International Policy Analyst (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 5:34 PM
  • John Helliwell, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of British Columbia (As an individual)
  • Debra P. Steger, Professor and Director, EDGE Network, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law) (As an individual)
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