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-259, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (elimination of excise tax on jewellery)
2005-11-25
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 4:35 PM
  • Jim Daman, Director, Sales Tax Division (Finance Canada)
  • John Duncan, M.P., Vancouver Island North (As an Individual)
  • Abbey Evenchick (As an individual)
  • Andrew Otto, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Sales Tax Division (Finance Canada)
Authorized to undertake a review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (S.C. 2000, c. 17) pursuant to Section 72 of the said Act
2005-11-23
Bill C-259, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (elimination of excise tax on jewellery)
2005-11-23
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 4:35 PM
  • Jim Daman, Director, Sales Tax Division (Finance Canada)
  • John Duncan, M.P., Vancouver Island North (As an Individual)
  • Abbey Evenchick (As an individual)
  • Andrew Otto, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Sales Tax Division (Finance Canada)
Bill C-55, An Act to establish the Wage Earner Protection Program Act, to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
2005-11-23
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 5:15 PM
  • The Honourable Joseph Frank Fontana, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour and Housing (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • The Honourable Jerry Pickard, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (As an Individual)
  • Joseph Allen, Senior Project Leader, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy (Industry Canada)
  • Gilles Gauthier, Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy (Industry Canada)
  • John McKennirey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Gay Stinson, Director, Labour Policy Development (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Bill S-28, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (student loan)
2005-06-01
Bill S-25, An Act to amend the Act of incorporation of The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada
2005-03-23
Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 11:02 AM
  • Jean-Pierre Bernier, Vice-President and General Counsel (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Michael Jenkin, Director General, Office of Consumer Affairs (Industry Canada)
  • Diane Lafleur, Director, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gerry Salembier, Director, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gregory R. Traversy, President (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Terry Winsor, Chief, Intergovernmental Issues, Financial Sector Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James S. Witol, Vice-President, Taxation and Research (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association)
  • Beth Woloski, Chief, Consumer Issues, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 4:20 PM
  • The Venerable James Boyles, General Secretary (The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada)
  • Isabelle Durand, Counsel, Responsible for budget services (Option consommateurs)
  • Jim Harries, Vice-President, Operations (Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation)
  • Paul Kovacs, President and Chief Executive Officer (Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation)
  • Robert Kyle (As an individual)
  • Jacques St-Amant, Analyst (Option consommateurs)
  • The Honourable Ronald C. Stevenson, Chancellor (The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada)
Bill C-29, An Act to amend the Patent Act
2005-03-07
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honourable Jerry Pickard, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry ()
  • Jacques Hains, Director, Corporate Strategies Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Industry Canada)
  • Rob Sutherland-Brown, General Counsel, Intellectual Property Law Group, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
Bill C-5, An Act to provide financial assistance for post-secondary education savings
2004-12-08
Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 11:03 AM
  • Lenore Burton, Director General, Learning and Literacy (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Braden Hutchinson, Vice-President. (Rideau River Residence Association:)
  • James Kusie, National Director. (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
  • Peter Lewis, Vice-President. (Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation)
  • David Robinson, Associate Executive Director (Canadian Association of University Teachers:)
  • Jennifer Robson-Haddow, Manager, Policy Research and Development. (Social and Enterprise Development Innovations:)
  • George Soule, National Chairperson (Canadian Federation of Students:)
  • Toby White, Government Relations Officer. (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 4:07 PM
  • The Honourable Joseph Volpe, P.C., M.P., Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. ()
  • Christian Beaulieu, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, Justice Canada. (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Lenore Burton, Director General, Learning and Literacy (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Brian Gray, Director of Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited Canada (Ducks Unlimited Canada and The Nature Conservancy of Canada)
  • Bill Murphy, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch. (Department of Finance)
  • Serge Nadeau, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch; (Department of Finance)
  • Marie-Josée Thivierge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Investment Programs (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Barry Turner, Director of Government Relations, Ducks Unlimited Canada (Ducks Unlimited Canada and The Nature Conservancy of Canada)
Bill S-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate)
2004-12-07
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 5:05 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 4:10 PM
Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 11:04 AM
  • Jennifer Babe, Vice-Chair, National Business Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Norman J.K. Bishop, Board Secretary. (Canadian Association of Community Financial Service Providers)
  • Dr. Robert Glossop, Executive Director of Programs and Research. (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Jacques Hebert, Director, Quebec (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • François Hudon, Senior Vice-President, BMO Financial Group. (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Warren Law, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Operations and General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Henrietta Ross, Executive Director (Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services)
  • Roger Sauvé, President, People Patterns Consulting (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Tamra L. Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform. (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Peter Tzanetakis, Associate, Ernst & Young, LLP (Canadian Association of Community Financial Service Providers)
  • Robert A. Whitelaw, President and CEO (Canadian Association of Community Financial Service Providers)
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 4:08 PM
  • Michael Jenkin, Director General, Office of Consumer Affairs (Industry Canada)
  • The Honourable Madeleine Plamondon, Senator, Sponsor of the Bill (Senat of Canada)
  • Louise Rozon, Director. (Option consommateurs)
  • Shawn Scromeda, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Jacques St-Amant, Analyst (Option consommateurs)
  • René Villemure, President (Institut québécois d'éthique appliquée)
Examine and report on issues dealing with interprovincial barriers to trade
2004-11-23
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