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 S-25, An Act to amend the Defence Production Act
2000-09-21
Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Ms. Jane Billings, Assistant Deputy Minister, Supply Operations Services Branch (From the Department of Public Works and Government Services)
  • Mr. John Clifford, Counsel, Trade Law Division (From the Department of Justice)
  • Mr. Jonathan Fried, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade and Economic Policy (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • The Hon. Alfonso L. Gagliano, Minister of Public Works and Government Services (As an Individual)
  • Mr. Dell Hachey, Director, Canadian and International Industrial Security Directorate, Supply Operations Services Branch (From the Department of Public Works and Government Services)
Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 3:45 PM
  • Roy Cullen, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Mr. Roger Ashton, Member, CICA Taxation Committee (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Mr. Mark Boudreau, Vice President, Public and Government Relations (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Robert D. Brown, Clifford Clark Visiting Economist, Tax Legislation Deivision, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Brian R. Carr (Canadian Tax Foundation)
  • Mr. Simon Chester, Legal Counsel (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Mr. Everett Colby, Colby & Associates and North American Forensic Accountants (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Brian J. Ernewein, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Gérard Lalonde, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Robin MacKnight, Director (Canadian Tax Foundation)
  • Ms. Dawn McGeachy, Manager, Public Sector (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act, a related Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Budget Implementation Act, 1997, the Budget Implementation Act, 1998, the Budget Implementation Act, 1999, the Canada Pension Plan, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, the Customs Act, the Customs Tariff, the Employment Insurance Act, the Excise Act, the Income Tax Act, the Tax Court of Canada Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act
2000-06-28
Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 11:05 AM
  • Ms. Marlene Legare, Senior Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 3:50 PM
  • Mr. Roy Cullen, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Minister of Finance)
  • Mr. Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (From the Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Dr. Roger A. Dufresne, Chairman, Committee on the G.S.T. (From the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society)
  • Professor Charles M.T. Hanly, Member, Committee on the G.S.T. (From the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society)
  • Mr. Ken Kyle, Director of Public Issues (From the Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Ms. Marlene Legare, Senior Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Dr. Arthur S. Leonoff, Member, Committee on the G.S.T. (From the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society)
  • Mr. Brian Willis, Senior Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance)
Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act
2000-06-28
Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • The Honourable Don Boudria, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Elections Canada ()
  • Aaron Allen, Manager, Program Management and Regulatory Policy (As an Individual)
  • Isabelle Mondou, Counsel, Legislation and House Planning/Counsel (From the Privy Council Office)
  • Ron Wall, Director, Parliamentary Operations, Legislation and House Planning/Counsel. (From the Privy Council Office:)
Bill C-276, An Act to amend the Competition Act (negative option marketing)
2000-06-15
Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act , the Excise Tax Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 1999
2000-06-14
Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Dr. Philip Anisman, Barrister & Solicitor (From the Canadian Bar Association)
  • Mr. John McIninch, Barrister & Solicitor, Torys (From the Canadian Bar Association:)
  • Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 3:45 PM
  • Roy Cullen, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Mr. Roger Ashton, Member, CICA Taxation Committee (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Mr. Mark Boudreau, Vice President, Public and Government Relations (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Robert D. Brown, Clifford Clark Visiting Economist, Tax Legislation Deivision, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Brian R. Carr (Canadian Tax Foundation)
  • Mr. Simon Chester, Legal Counsel (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Mr. Everett Colby, Colby & Associates and North American Forensic Accountants (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Brian J. Ernewein, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Gérard Lalonde, Senior Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Robin MacKnight, Director (Canadian Tax Foundation)
  • Ms. Dawn McGeachy, Manager, Public Sector (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
Bill C-22, An Act to facilitate combatting the laundering of Proceeds of crime, to establish the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and to amend and repeal certain Acts in consequence
2000-05-18
Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 3:45 PM
  • Roy Cullen, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary (Minister of Finance)
  • Mr. Yvon Carrière, Legislative Senior Counsel, General Legal Services (Department of Finance)
  • Stanley Cohen, Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law Section; (Department of Justice)
  • Mr. Horst Intscher, Executive Director, Transition Team - Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (Department of Finance)
  • Richard Lalonde, Chief, Financial Crimes Section. (Department of Finance)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (Department of Finance)
Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Mr. Daniel Brunet, General Counsel (Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada)
  • Mr. Yvon Carrière, Legislative Senior Counsel, General Legal Services (Department of Finance)
  • Mr. Simon Chester, Legal Counsel (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Mr. Greg DelBigio (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Alan Leadbeater, Deputy Information Commissioner (Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada)
  • Mr. Ian Murray, Chairman, Advisory Group on Anti-Money Laundering Legislation (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Hon. John Reid, P.C., Information Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada)
  • Ms. Tamra L. Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 3:45 PM
  • Mr. Dave Beer, Superintendent, Proceeds of Crime Branch (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Mr. Stuart Bloomfield, Researcher (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Mr. Everett Colby, Colby & Associates and North American Forensic Accountants (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Julien Delisle, Executive Director (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Sgt. Lou Goulet, Proceeds of Crime Branch (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Mr. Tim Killam, Assistant Commissioner, Technical Operations Directorate (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Ms. Dawn McGeachy, Manager, Public Sector (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Ms. Martine Nantel, Lawyer (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Mr. Bruce Phillips, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Mr. Jean Spreutels, President (Belgian Centre on Money Laundering)
Thursday, June 1, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Mr. Dave Beer, Superintendent, Proceeds of Crime Branch (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:)
  • Mr. Yvon Carrière, Legislative Senior Counsel, General Legal Services (As an Individual)
  • Mr Garry Clement, Inspector, Officer in charge, Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section ( Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Stanley Cohen, Senior Counsel, Human Rights Law Section; (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Horst Intscher, Director (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada)
  • Richard Lalonde, Chief, Financial Crimes Section. (As an Individual)
  • Charles Seeto, Director, Financial Sector Division (Department of Finance)
Bill S-19, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Canada Cooperatives Act and to amend other Acts in consequence
2000-04-06
Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Dr. Philip Anisman, Barrister & Solicitor (From the Canadian Bar Association)
  • Mr. John McIninch, Barrister & Solicitor, Torys (From the Canadian Bar Association:)
  • Tamra Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Ms Jane Beatty, Legal Counsel, Investments (Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board)
  • Mr. G. Tom Gunn, Chief Investment Officer (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Board)
  • Mr. John Kazanjian, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and Counsel to the Coalition (Coalition for CBCA Reform)
  • Mr. David McAusland, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at Alcan and a member of the Coalition (Coalition for CBCA Reform)
Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 3:45 PM
  • Dr. Philip Anisman, Barrister & Solicitor (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Ms. Joan Bercovitch, Senior Director, Legal and Governmental Affairs (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Mr. Mark Boudreau, Vice President, Public and Government Relations (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Mr. Ian Fraser, Legal Counsel (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Ms. Diana R. Hillier, Director, Assurance Standards (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Mr. Bruce A. Hryciuk, First Vice-Chair, Board of Directors (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)
  • Mr. John McIninch, Barrister & Solicitor, Torys (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Mr. Michael Rayner, President (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Mr. Ross Walker, Chairman, Legal Liability Task Force (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Ms. Susan Wolburgh-Jenah, General Counsel (Ontario Securities Commission)
Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Mr. Réjean Belzile, Professor, Faculty of Accounting Science, Université du Québec à Montréal (Association de protection des épargnants et investisseurs du Québec)
  • Mr. Jacques Cartier, President (Agropur, Coopérative agroalimentaire)
  • Mr. Joseph Dierker, Gauley & Company (Canadian Co-operative Association)
  • Mr. André Gauthier, Corporate Secretary (Agropur, Coopérative agroalimentaire)
  • Mr. Paul Lussier, President (Association de protection des épargnants et investisseurs du Québec)
  • Mr. Yvon Martineau, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Agropur, Coopérative agroalimentaire)
  • Mr. Yves Michaud, Founding Chair (Association de protection des épargnants et investisseurs du Québec)
  • Ms. Mary Pat MacKinnon, Director, Government Affairs (Canadian Co-operative Association)
  • Mr. Serge Riendeau, Vice-President (Agropur, Coopérative agroalimentaire)
Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 3:45 PM
  • Mr. Duff Conacher, Coordinator (Democracy Watch)
  • Mr. William R. Davis (Taskforce on Churches and Corporate Responsibility)
  • Eugene Ellmen, Executive Director (Social Investment Organization)
  • Father Richard Soo, S.J. (Taskforce on Churches and Corporate Responsibility)
  • Mr. Gil Yaron, Board Director (Citizens' Council on Corporate Issues)
Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Serge Dupont, Director General, Corporate Governance Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Lee Gill, Director, Corporate Law Policy, Corporate Governance Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Coleen Kirby, Manager, Policy Section, Corporations Directorate (Industry Canada)
  • Paul Martel, Partner, Fasken Martineau (Industry Canada)
  • Lyne Tassé, Senior Project Leader (CBCA), Corporate Law Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
Bill S-3, An Act to implement an agreement, conventions and protocols between Canada and Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Algeria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Japan and Luxembourg for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
1999-11-24
Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at 3:30 PM
  • Mr. Roy Cullen, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Minister of Finance)
  • Ms. Ann Collins, Director, Eastern Europe Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Mr. Brian J. Ernewein, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Ms. Sandra Goldberg, Legal Counsel, Legal Services Branch (CCRA), Department of Justice (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
  • Mr. Ross Kauffman, Senior Policy Analyst, International Legislative Affairs Section, Legislative Policy Division (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
  • Mr. André Lamarche, Manager, Exchange of Information & Simultaneous Audit, International Tax Directorate, Verification, Enforcement and Compliance Research Branch (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
  • Mr. David Sénécal, Acting Chief, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation Division (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Mr. Gary Zed, Deputy Director General, International Tax Directorate, Verification, Enforcement and Compliance Research Branch (From the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
The present state of the domestic and international financial system
1999-11-23
Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Ms. Sheryl Kennedy, Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Malcolm Knight, Senior Deputy Governor. (Bank of Canada)
  • Mr. Gordon G. Thiessen, Governor (Bank of Canada)
Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Dr. Allen Sinai, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Global Economist (Primark Decision Economics, Inc. (New York))
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 3:30 PM
  • Professor W. Neil Brooks (Osgoode Hall Law School)
  • Mr. John Dobson, Chairman (Formula Growth Fund) (Formula Growth Fund and Pembroke MGMT)
  • Ian Soutar, Chairman (Pembroke MGMT) (Formula Growth Fund and Pembroke MGMT)
Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 3:30 PM
  • Mr. Satya Poddar, Partner, Corporate Tax (Ernst & Young)
Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 11:00 AM
  • Mr. A. Ian Gillespie, President and Chief Executive Officer (Export Development Corporation)
  • Ms. Louise Landry, Vice-President, Corporate Performance and Communications (Export Development Corporation)
  • Mr. Gilles Ross, Senior Vice-President, Legal Services and Secretary (From the Export Development Corporation)
  • Mr. Eric Siegel, Executive Vice-President, Medium and Long-Term Financial Services (Export Development Corporation)
Wednesday, February 9, 2000 at 3:30 PM
  • Mr. Bernard Kruyne, Managing Director, Global Trade Finance, RBC Dominion Securities (Royal Bank Group)
  • Mr. John Leckie, Managing Director, Financial Institution and Trade Finance (Toronto Dominion Bank)
  • Mr. Tim Plumptre, Senior Vice-President, Trade Finance and Correspondent Banking (Bank of Nova Scotia)
  • Mr. David Robbie, Vice-President, Trade Finance Division (CIBC)
  • Mr. Peter Wren, Managing Director, Trade Finance (Bank of Montreal)
Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 11:10 AM
  • Ms. Margo Thorning, Chief Economist (American Council for Capital Formation)
Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 3:35 PM
  • Mr. Guy David, Partner, Project Leader of the Review Team (Gowling, Strathy & Henderson)
  • Mr. Maxime Faille, Lawyer, Project Assistant, Review Team (Gowling, Strathy & Henderson)
  • Mr. Stan McRoberts, Research Economist, Review Team (Gowling, Strathy & Henderson)
  • Mr. Gerald E. Shannon, Chair of Stakeholder Consultations, Review Team (Gowling, Strathy & Henderson)
Thursday, December 9, 1999 at 11:00 AM
  • Professor Herb Grubel, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University (Fraser Institute)
Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at 3:40 PM
  • Professor Vern Krishna, Faculty of Law (University of Ottawa)
Thursday, December 2, 1999 at 11:00 AM
  • Mr. A. Ian Gillespie, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Export Development Corporation)
  • Ms. Louise Landry, Vice-President, Corporate Performance and Communications (From the export Development Corporation)
  • Mr. Gilles Ross, Senior Vice-President, Legal Services and Secretary (From the Export Development Corporation)
  • Mr. Eric Siegel, Executive Vice-President, Medium and Long-Term Financial Services (From the Export Development Corporation)
Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 11:05 AM
  • Jack Mintz, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the CD Howe Institute:)
Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 3:30 PM
  • Mr. Reuven Brenner, Faculty of Management (From McGill University)
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