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-29, An Act to increase the availability of agricultural loans and to repeal the Farm Improvement Loans Act
2009-06-09
Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board ()
  • Jody Aylard, Director General, Finance and Renewal Programs Directorate (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Éric P. LeBlanc, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Justice Canada)
  • Greg Meredith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Farm Financial Programs Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Examine and report on rural poverty in Canada
2009-05-26
Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 8:08 AM
  • Jean-Pierre Dansereau, Director General (Fédération des producteurs de bois du Québec)
  • Pierre-Maurice Gagnon, President (Fédération des producteurs de bois du Québec)
  • Carl-Éric Guertin, Communications Director (Quebec Wood Export Bureau)
  • Yves Lachapelle, Forestry Director, Special Advisor Strategic Issues (Quebec Forestry Industry Council)
Study on the current state and future of agriculture and agri-food in Canada
2009-03-31
Study on the current state and future of Canada’s forest sector
2009-03-31
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:10 AM
  • Tom Bessai, Director, Architectural Studies Program, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design (University of Toronto)
  • Brenda Y. McCabe, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Chair of the Department, Associate Professor (University of Toronto)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM
Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 8:06 AM
  • Gerrie Doyle, President (Ontario Association of Architects)
  • Thomas Mueller, President and CEO (Canadian Green Building Council)
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 8:10 AM
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 5:19 PM
  • Denis Bergeron, Director, Codes and Evaluations (National Research Council of Canada)
  • Philip Rizcallah, Team Coordinator, Canadian Codes Centre (National Research Council of Canada)
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 8:05 AM
  • Larry McFarland, Architect (As an Individual)
  • Lubor Trubka, Architect (As an Individual)
Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 8:10 AM
  • André Bourassa, Architect and President (Ordre des architectes du Québec)
  • Maura Gatensby, Director of Professional Services (Architectural Institute of British Columbia)
  • Michael Green, Architect (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 5:06 PM
  • Mohamed Al-Hussein, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta (The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering)
  • Jon Hobbs, Executive Director (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada)
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8:07 AM
  • Bob Jones, Director, Industry and Trade Division, Canadian Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Tom Rosser, Director General, Policy, Economics and Industry Branch, Canadian Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:34 PM
  • Marianne Berube, Executive Director, Ontario (Canadian Wood Council / Wood Works)
  • Peter Moonen, Leader, Sustainable Building Coalition (B.C.) (Canadian Wood Council / Wood Works)
Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 8:01 AM
  • Robert Beauregard, President of the Coalition and Dean of the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, University Laval (BOIS-Quebec Coalition)
Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 8:05 AM
  • François Brouillette, Assistant Professor, CIBA industrial chair on paper chemicals (Centre de recherche en pâtes et papiers, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières)
  • Jeff Karau, Project Officer, Canada Forest Service (Canadian Biomass Innovation Network)
  • Hamid Mohamed, Assistant Program Director, OERD (Canadian Biomass Innovation Network)
  • Daniel Montplaisir, Assistant Professor, Kruger industrial chair on green technologies (Centre de recherche en pâtes et papiers, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières)
  • Mary Preville, Acting Director General, Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD) (Canadian Biomass Innovation Network)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 5:06 PM
  • Richard Berry, Program Manager, Chemical Pulping (FPInnovations)
  • Jean-Marie Binot, Professor, Forestry Faculty, Moncton University (As an individual)
  • Richard Desjardins, Manager, Building Systems (FPInnovations)
  • Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO (FPInnovations)
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 9:37 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:05 AM
  • Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Marion G. Wrobel, Director, Market and Regulatory Developments (Canadian Bankers Association)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 5:10 PM
  • Keith Atkinson, CEO (BC First Nations Forestry Council)
  • Russ Cameron, President (Independent Lumber Remanufacturers Association)
  • R.M. (Rick) Jeffery, President and CEO (Coast Forest Products Association)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 6:25 PM
  • Carl Marcotte, Vice-President, Resources Group (Export Development Canada)
Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 8:08 AM
  • Jean-Pierre Dansereau, Director General (Fédération des producteurs de bois du Québec)
  • Pierre-Maurice Gagnon, President (Fédération des producteurs de bois du Québec)
  • Carl-Éric Guertin, Communications Director (Quebec Wood Export Bureau)
  • Yves Lachapelle, Forestry Director, Special Advisor Strategic Issues (Quebec Forestry Industry Council)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 6:35 PM
  • Mark Arsenault, President and CEO (New Brunswick Forest Products Association)
  • Andrew Clark, President (New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners)
  • Tom Reid, Deputy Minister (Department of Natural Resources of New Brunswick)
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 8:10 AM
  • Terry Clark, President (Canadian Council of Furniture Manufacturers)
  • Carla Grant, Executive Director (Ontario Forestry Association)
  • Rob Keen, President (Ontario Forestry Association)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:05 PM
  • Tom Beckley, PhD, University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management (As an individual)
  • Don Floyd, PhD, Chair, Canadian Institute for Forest Policy and Communications, University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management (As an individual)
  • Jeremy Williams, PhD, Forestry consultant, Registered Professional Forester in Ontario (As an individual)
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 8:09 AM
  • Claire Bolduc, President (Solidarité rurale du Québec)
  • Cherkaoui Ferdous, Corporate Secretary (Solidarité rurale du Québec)
  • Joseph LeBlanc, Student (Northern Ontario Community Economic Development Network)
  • Charles Provost, Director (La Grappe agroénergétique des Coteaux)
  • Eric Rutherford, Member, President of the Ontario Good Roads Association (Rural Ontario Municipal Association)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:06 PM
  • Tom Burton, Director, District 4 (Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties)
  • Gerald Rhodes, Executive Director (Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties)
  • Basil Ryan, Chief Operating Officer (Atlantic Association of Community Business Development Corporations)
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 8:06 AM
  • Guy Caron, National Representative for Special Projects (Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada)
  • Robert Kiefer, Vice-President, Government Relations, Commonwealth Plywood Ltd (Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association)
  • Robert Matters, Chair, Steelworkers Wood Council (United Steelworkers)
  • Christian Noël, General Manager, Columbia Forest Products (Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association)
  • Michel Tremblay, Executive Vice-President (Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association)
  • Steve Umansky, President (Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:22 PM
  • Caroline Castrucci, President (Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association)
  • Jerry Cvach, Executive Secretary (Canadian Wood Truss Association)
  • Richard Lipman, Board Member (Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 5:31 PM
  • Harry Bombay, Executive Director (National Aboriginal Forestry Association)
  • John Pineau, Executive Director (Canadian Institute of Forestry)
Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 8:04 AM
  • Jean-Pierre Dansereau, Director General, Fédération des producteurs de bois du Québec (Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners)
  • Peter deMarsh, President (Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners)
  • Avrim Lazar, President and CEO (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Bill Love, Chairman of the Board (Canadian Wood Council)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 5:10 PM
  • Jim Farrell, Assistant Deputy Minister (Natural Resources Canada)
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