Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
Consideration of an inquiry report of the Senate Ethics Officer
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:10 AM
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 9:06 AM
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Don Meredith (As an Individual)
  • Jennifer Trehearne, Counsel (As an Individual)
  • William M. Trudell, Counsel (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:02 AM
Consideration of matters relating to the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:06 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (The Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Legault, Senate Ethics Officer (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
  • Deborah Palumbo, Assistant Senate Ethics Officer and General Counsel (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:07 AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:22 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:51 AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:31 PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:33 PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 3:03 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 3:16 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:32 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3:02 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.