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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Study matters relating to foreign or Commonwealth relations generally, as described in rule 12-7(4)
2021-03-30
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM
Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act
2020-12-02 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • Walter Dorn, Professor, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Veronika Stromšíková, Director, Office of Strategy and Policy (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • Sébastien Carrière, Executive Director, Non-proliferation and Disarmament Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Dan Costello, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Dr. Heather Durham, Chair (Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee)
  • Alison Grant, Director, Eastern Europe & Eurasia (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Andrew Halliday, Deputy National Coordinator, Canadian National Authority to the Chemical Weapons Convention (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Brendan Murphy, National Coordinator, Canadian National Authority to the Chemical Weapons Convention (Global Affairs Canada)
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