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-42, An Act respecting the protection of the Antarctic Environment
2003-09-17
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 9:00 AM
  • Anne Daniel, General Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of the Environment:)
  • George Enei, Director, Conservation Priorities Branch (From the Department of the Environment:)
Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
2003-05-13
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 5:12 PM
  • Stephen Hazell, Executive Director and General Counsel (From the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society:)
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 6:04 PM
  • The Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • Robert G. Connelly, Vice-President, Policy Development (From the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency:)
  • Heather Smith, Senior Legal Counsel (From the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency:)
Bill C-2, An Act to establish a process for assessing the environmental and socio-economic effects of certain activities in Yukon
2003-04-03
Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 8:02 AM
  • John Bailey, Negotiator, Resource Strategies (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development:)
  • David Cox, Counsel, Comprehensive Claims and Northern Affairs/Self-Government and Strategic Direction (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development:)
  • Stephen Mills, Chief Negotiator (From the Council of Yukon First Nations:)
  • Ed Schultz, Grand Chief (From the Council of Yukon First Nations:)
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 5:05 PM
  • Scott Casselman, Vice President (From the Yukon Chamber of Mines:)
  • Hammond Dick, Tribal Chief (From the Kaska Nation:)
  • Ann Ledwidge, Director (From the Klondike Placer Miners' Association:)
  • Gary Lee, Past President (From the Yukon Chamber of Mines:)
  • Rob McIntyre, Treasurer (From the Yukon Chamber of Commerce:)
  • Rick O'Brien, Chief (From the Kwanlin Dun First Nation:)
  • Mike Smith, Chief Negotiator (From the Kwanlin Dun First Nation:)
Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 8:00 AM
  • The Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Robert D. Nault, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs (As an Individual)
  • John Bailey, Negotiator, Resource Strategies (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development:)
  • David Cox, Counsel, Comprehensive Claims and Northern Affairs/Self-Government and Strategic Direction (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development:)
  • Alan Nymark, Deputy Minister (Fom Environment Canada:)
  • Norine Smith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Communications (From Environment Canada:)
Bill S-10, An Act concerning personal watercraft in navigable waters
2003-02-25
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 9:00 AM
  • Anne Daniel, General Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of the Environment:)
  • George Enei, Director, Conservation Priorities Branch (From the Department of the Environment:)
Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 5:15 PM
  • Daniel Haché, Acting Director, Safety, Environmental Response Systems (From the Department of Fisheries and Oceans:)
  • Todd Lucier, Northern Edge Algonquin Inc. (As an individual)
  • Tim Meisner, Acting Director General, Marine Programs Directorate (From the Department of Fisheries and Oceans:)
  • Aziz Saheb-Ettaba, Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of Fisheries and Oceans:)
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 5:10 PM
  • J. A. (Sandy) Currie (From the Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association:)
  • Ted Ferguson, Environmental Coordinator and Greenhouse Gas Management (From B.C. Hydro - Power Smart:)
  • David Poch, Member, Board of Directors (From the Green Communities Association:)
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 5:45 PM
  • Barry Cameron (From the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association:)
  • Jean-Guy Dépôt (From the Regroupement des associations pour la protection de l'environnement des lacs et des cours d'eau de l'Estrie et du haut-bassin de la Saint-François (RAPPEL):)
  • Lester Hunt, Executive Director (From the Canadian Coalition of Provincial Cottage Associations:)
  • Art Lamoureux, President (From the Canadian Coalition of Provincial Cottage Associations:)
  • Wendy Moore, Executive Director (From the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations:)
  • Michael Vollmer, Vice-President, Recreation (From the Canadian Yachting Association:)
  • Randy Whaley, Chairman (From the Ontario Recreational Boating Advisory Council:)
Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 6:15 PM
  • John Affleck, Principal (AS A PANEL:)
  • Norm Dyck, Government Relations (From BC Marine Trades Association:)
  • Charles Komanoff, Author-Researcher (From Komanoff Energy Associates:)
  • Ray Mariash, Secretary-Treasurer (From the Mid-Canada Marine Dealers Association Inc.:)
  • Patricia Nelder, Executive Director (From Atlantic Marine Trades Association:)
  • Marshal Paulo, President (From Collision Analysis Ltd.:)
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 5:21 PM
  • Dr. John Nyboer, Ecological Economist, Simon Fraser University; co-author of The Cost of Climate Policy (As an individual)
  • Barbara Robson, Researcher, Office of the Honourable Senator Spivak (From the Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Mira Spivak, Senator, Sponsor of the Bill (From the Senate of Canada)
Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act
2002-12-12
Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 8:35 AM
  • Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer (From Bruce Power:)
  • Elizabeth May, Executive Director (From the Sierra Club of Canada:)
  • Rita Mirwald, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Relations (From Cameco Corporation:)
  • Al Shpyth, Director of Government Relations (From Cameco Corporation:)
  • Shawn Patrick Stensil, National Coordinator (From the Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout:)
Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 5:05 PM
  • The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • Duncan Cameron, General Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of Natural Resources:)
  • Irene V. Gendron, Senior Counsel, Justice Canada (From the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission:)
  • David McLellan, Acting Director General, Energy Resources Branch (From the Department of Natural Resources:)
  • Al Shpyth, Director of Regulatory and Environmental Affairs (From the Canadian Nuclear Association:)
  • Mike Taylor, Executive Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs (From the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission:)
Bill C-14, An Act providing for controls on the export, import or transit across Canada of rough diamonds and for a certification scheme for the export of rough diamonds in order to meet Canada's obligations under the Kimberley Process
2002-11-26
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at 6:30 PM
  • Bruce Boyd, Acting Associate Director, International and Domestic Market Policy Division, Minerals and Metals Sector (Department of Natural Resources:)
  • David Cox, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice:)
  • Geneviève Giroux, Legal Counsel (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • David Viveash, Director, Peacebuilding and Human Security Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
Examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate
2002-11-07
Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 8:40 AM
  • John Affleck. Principal, Audits and Studies, Sustainable Development Strategies (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada:)
  • Johanne Gélinas, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada:)
  • Robert Pelland, Director, Audits and Studies, Sustainable Development Strategies (From the Office of the Auditor General of Canada:)
Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 9:06 AM
  • Lionel Kambeitz, Chairman and CEO (From HTC Hydrogen Thermochem Corporation:)
  • The Honourable Nicholas Taylor, former senator (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 6:05 PM
  • Melissa L. Creede, Vice-President and Head of Climate Change (From the Delphi Group:)
  • Michael B. Gerbis, President and Head of the Clean Energy Business Unit (From the Delphi Group:)
Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 9:16 AM
  • Michael Cleland, President (From the Canadian Gas Association:)
  • Bryan Gormley, Director, Policy and Economics (From the Canadian Gas Association:)
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 5:10 PM
  • J. A. (Sandy) Currie (From the Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association:)
  • Ted Ferguson, Environmental Coordinator and Greenhouse Gas Management (From B.C. Hydro - Power Smart:)
  • David Poch, Member, Board of Directors (From the Green Communities Association:)
Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 8:39 AM
  • David McGuinty, CEO and President (From the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE):)
  • Alex Wood, Policy Advisor (From the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE):)
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 5:49 PM
  • Michael Cleland, President (From the Canadian Gas Association:)
  • Brendan Hawley, Communications and Marketing Management (From the Canadian Gas Association:)
Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 9:00 AM
  • Louise Comeau, Director, Centre for Sustainable Community Development (From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities:)
Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 8:00 AM
  • The Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Robert D. Nault, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs (As an Individual)
  • John Bailey, Negotiator, Resource Strategies (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development:)
  • David Cox, Counsel, Comprehensive Claims and Northern Affairs/Self-Government and Strategic Direction (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development:)
  • Alan Nymark, Deputy Minister (Fom Environment Canada:)
  • Norine Smith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Communications (From Environment Canada:)
Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 5:11 PM
  • The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (As an Individual)
  • Howard Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Large Industrial Emitters Group (From Natural Resources Canada:)
  • Bryan Cook, Director General, CANMET Energy Technology Centre (From Natural Resources Canada:)
  • Neil MacLeod, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (From Natural Resources Canada:)
  • David Oulton, Head (From the Climate Change Secretariat:)
Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 8:39 AM
  • John Dillon, Vice-President, Policy and Legal Counsel (From the Canadian Council of Chief Executives:)
  • Hans Konow, President & Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian Electricity Association:)
  • Michael Murphy, Senior Vice-President, Policy (From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce:)
  • Roy G. Staveley, Senior Vice-President (From the Canadian electricity Association:)
Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 9:04 AM
  • Matthew Bramley, Director, Climate Change (From the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development)
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 5:21 PM
  • Dr. John Nyboer, Ecological Economist, Simon Fraser University; co-author of The Cost of Climate Policy (As an individual)
  • Barbara Robson, Researcher, Office of the Honourable Senator Spivak (From the Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Mira Spivak, Senator, Sponsor of the Bill (From the Senate of Canada)
Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 8:30 AM
  • Neil MacLeod, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (From Natural Resources Canada:)
  • Colleen Paton, Director, Outreach and Communications Services, Office of Energy Efficiency (From Natural Resources Canada:)
Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 5:15 PM
  • Paul Fauteux, Director General, Climate Change Bureau (From Environment Canada:)
  • Neil MacLeod, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (From Natural Resources Canada:)
  • David Oulton, Head (From the Climate Change Secretariat:)
Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 6:02 PM
  • Karen Anderson, Acting Director General, Administrative Services and Environmental Management Directorate (From Environment Canada:)
  • Jim Comtois, Chief, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Branch (From Natural Resources Canada:)
  • Berny Latreille, Director, Environmental Affairs (From Environment Canada:)
  • A.C. Taylor, Director, Transportation and Energy Use (From Natural Resources Canada:)
Bill C-5, An Act respecting the protection of wildlife species at risk in Canada
2002-10-22
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at 6:30 PM
  • Bruce Boyd, Acting Associate Director, International and Domestic Market Policy Division, Minerals and Metals Sector (Department of Natural Resources:)
  • David Cox, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice:)
  • Geneviève Giroux, Legal Counsel (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • David Viveash, Director, Peacebuilding and Human Security Division (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 8:30 AM
  • The Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • Karen Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Conservation Service (From Environment Canada:)
  • David Near, Senior Counsel (From Justice Canada:)
  • John H. Sims, Associate Deputy Minister (From Justice Canada:)
Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 6:30 PM
  • Pierre J. Beauchamp, Chief Executive Officer (From the Canadian Real Estate Association:)
  • Mike Buis, Co-Chair, Environment Committee (From the Canadian Cattlemen's Association:)
  • Stewart Elgie, Environmental Lawyer (As an individual)
  • Kate Smallwood, Director, Endangered Species Programme (From the Sierra Legal Defence Fund:)
  • Peggy Strankman, Manager, Environmental Affairs (From the Canadian Cattlemen's Association:)
Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 8:35 AM
  • Gwen Barlee, Endangered Species Coordinator (From the Western Canada Wilderness Committee:)
Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 5:07 PM
  • David Near, Senior Counsel (From Justice Canada:)
  • David Pope, Director (From the Land Resource Partnership:)
  • Bob Woolham, President, Association of Rural Property Owners (member organization and eastern Ontario representative of the OPERA coalition) (From the Ontario Property and Environmental Rights Alliance:)
Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 8:35 AM
  • Sandy Baumgartner, Manager of Programs and Communication, Canadian Wildlife Federation (From the Species at Risk Working Group:)
  • Andrew de Vries, Biodiversity Advisor, Forest Products Association of Canada (From the Species at Risk Working Group:)
  • Pierre Gratton, Vice-President Public Affairs and Communication, The Mining Association of Canada (From the Species at Risk Working Group:)
  • Elizabeth May, Executive Director, Sierra Club of Canada (From the Species at Risk Working Group:)
  • Dan Wilson, Chief (From the Okanagan Nation Alliance:)
Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 5:45 PM
  • Simon Nadeau, Scientific Advisor (From Environment Canada:)
  • David Near, Senior Counsel (From Justice Canada:)
  • Ruth Wherry, Director SARA (Species at Risk Act) Office (From Environment Canada:)
Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 9:35 AM
  • The Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment (As an Individual)
  • Karen Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Conservation Service (From Environment Canada)
  • David Near, Senior Counsel (From Justice Canada:)
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