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-14, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act to reflect the linguistic duality of Canada
2003-06-17
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 12:33 PM
  • Kevin S. MacLeod, Manager, State Ceremonial and Canadian Symbols (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Norman Moyer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Affairs and Communications (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
Monday, November 3, 2003 at 6:30 PM
  • The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Sponsor of the Bill (From the Senate of Canada)
  • Hilaire Lemoine, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
Bill S-11, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (promotion of English and French)
2003-05-07
Monday, November 3, 2003 at 6:30 PM
  • The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Sponsor of the Bill (From the Senate of Canada)
  • Hilaire Lemoine, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
Monday, October 27, 2003 at 5:25 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Georges Arès, President (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada:)
  • Tory Colvin, President ("Fédération des associations de juristes d'expression française de common law")
  • Hilaire Lemoine, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Diana Monnet, Assistant Secretary, Official Languages Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Anne Scotton, Director General, Official Languages (From the Privy Council Office)
  • Marc Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Official Languages Law Group (From the Department of Justice:)
Monday, October 27, 2003 at 5:25 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Georges Arès, President (From the Fédération des communautés francophone et acadienne du Canada)
  • Tory Colvin, President (From the Fédération des associations de juristes d'expression française de common law)
  • Hilaire Lemoine, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Diana Monnet, Assistant Secretary, Official Languages Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (From the Department of Justice)
  • Anne Scotton, Director General, Official Languages (From the Privy Council Office)
  • Marc Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Official Languages Law Group (From the Department of Justice)
Monday, September 29, 2003 at 4:08 PM
  • Honourable Senator Jean-Robert Gauthier (As an Individual)
  • Gérald Groulx, Program Officer, Offical Languages Branch, Programs and Liaison (As an Individual)
  • Diana Monnet, Assistant Secretary, Official Languages Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Michael O'Keefe, Senior Policy Analyst, Official Languages, Intergovernmental Affairs (From the Privy Coucil Office:)
  • Andrée Perrier, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (As an Individual)
Study and report upon the measures that should be taken to encourage and facilitate provision of and access to the widest possible range of French-language broadcasting services in francophone minority communities across Canada
2003-04-29
Study the expenditures set out in Privy Council Vote 25 of the Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004
2003-02-27
Monday, May 5, 2003 at 4:05 PM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Louise Guertin, Director General, Corporate Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • James Lahey, Associate Secretary, Human Resources Reform (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Diana Monnet, Assistant Secretary, Official Languages Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Guy Renaud, Director General, Policy and Communications Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
Study and report upon the report entitled Environmental Scan: Access to Justice in Both Official Languages, revised on July 25, 2002, and commissioned by the Department of Justice of Canada
2003-02-05
Monday, May 26, 2003 at 4:07 PM
  • The Honourable Sheila Copps, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Heritage)
  • René Bouchard, Director General, Broadcasting Policy and Innovation (Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Pierre Gaudet, Acting Coordinator (From the "Consortium national de formation en santé":)
  • Hilaire Lemoine, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Susan Peterson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
  • Eileen Sarkar, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Heritage (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
Monday, May 5, 2003 at 4:05 PM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Louise Guertin, Director General, Corporate Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • James Lahey, Associate Secretary, Human Resources Reform (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Diana Monnet, Assistant Secretary, Official Languages Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Guy Renaud, Director General, Policy and Communications Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
Monday, April 7, 2003 at 4:08 PM
  • Diane Côté, Liaison Officer (From the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne:)
  • Fernand Denault, President (From the Fédération franco-ténoise:)
  • Andrée Duchesne, National Coordinator, POLAJ (From Justice Canada - Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Bijuralism:)
  • Lise Lafrenière Henrie, Senior Counsel, Family Law Policy (From Justice Canada - Family, Children and Youth Section:)
  • Suzanne Poirier, General Counsel and Coordinator Andrée Duchesne, National Coordinator, POLAJ (From Justice Canada - Department of Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Bijuralism:)
  • Marc Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Official Languages Law Group (From the Department of Justice:)
Study and report upon the operation of the Official Languages Act, and of regulations and directives made thereunder, within those institutions subject to the Act, as well as upon the reports of the Commissioner of Official Languages, the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister of Canadian Heritage
2002-12-05
Monday, November 3, 2003 at 6:30 PM
  • The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Sponsor of the Bill (From the Senate of Canada)
  • Hilaire Lemoine, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
Friday, October 24, 2003 at 9:02 AM
  • Yseult Friolet (From the British Columbia Federation of francophones)
  • Marc Gignac (From the British Columbia Federation of francophone Parents)
  • Sophie Lemieux, Vice-President (From the French Program Teachers Union of British Columbia)
Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 1:07 PM
  • Marc Arnal, Dean (From Faculté Saint-Jean)
  • Gérard Bissonnette (From the Fédération des conseils scolaires de l'Alberta)
  • Gloria Chambers (From Edmonton Public Schools)
  • Wally Lazaruk (From Edmonton Public Schools)
  • France Levasseur-Ouimet (From Faculté Saint-Jean)
  • Frank McMahon, Professor (From Faculté Saint-Jean)
  • Sylvianne Perry (From Edmonton Public Schools)
  • Betty Tams (From Edmonton Public Schools)
Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 9:02 AM
  • Gérard Bissonnette (From the Fédération des conseils scolaires de l'Alberta)
  • Nicole Bugeaud, School Principal (As an individual)
  • Ernest Chauvet, President (From the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta (ACFA):)
  • Pierre Desrochers, President (From the Fédération des conseils scolaires de l'Alberta)
  • Pierre Eddie, Teacher (As an individual)
  • Raymond Lamoureux, Director General (From the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta (ACFA):)
  • Patricia Rijavec (From the Institut Guy Lacombe de la Famille)
  • Andrée Verhoog, President (From the Fédération des parents francophones de l'Alberta)
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 9:04 AM
  • Michelle Arsenault (From the Services fransaskois d'éducation des adultes:)
  • Aimé Boisjoli (From the Conseil jeunesse provincial:)
  • Denis Ferré (From the Division scolaire francophone:)
  • Rolande Kirouac (From the Conseil jeunesse provincial:)
  • Bernard Roy (From the Association des parents francophones:)
  • Karen Taylor-Brown (From Canadian Parents for French:)
Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 1:42 PM
  • Diane McGifford, M.L.A., Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Minister of Advanced Education and Training (Government of Manitoba)
  • Gregory Selinger, Minister Responsible for French Language Services (As an Individual)
  • Raymonde Gagné, Rector (From the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface:)
  • Jacqueline Gosselin (From the Office of Ron Lemieux, Minister of Education and Youth:)
  • Mr. Guy Jourdain, Special Advisor (From the Office of French Language Services Policy:)
  • Ron Lemieux, M.L.A., Minister of Education and Youth (Government of Manitoba)
  • Guy Roy (From the Office of Ron Lemieux, Minister of Education and Youth:)
  • Tim Sale, Chair of the Healthy Child Committee of Cabinet and Minister of Energy, Science and Technology (As an Individual)
  • Raymond Thébèrge (From the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface:)
Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 9:04 AM
  • Gérard Auger (From the Franco-Manitoban School Division:)
  • Daniel Boucher, President and Executive Director (Société franco-manitobaine)
  • Leanne Boyd (From Healthy Child Manitoba:)
  • Mariette Chartier, Ms. (From Healthy Child Manitoba:)
  • Hélène d'Auteuil (From the Fédération provinciale des comités de parents du Manitoba:)
  • Diane Dornez-Laxdal (From the Fédération provinciale des comités de parents du Manitoba:)
  • Louis Druwé (From the Franco-Manitoban School Division:)
  • Yolande Dupuis, President (From the Franco-Manitoban School Division:)
  • Guy Jourdain, Special Advisor (From the Office of French Language Services Policy:)
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 12:00 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner of Official Languages (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Gérard Finn, Special Advisor (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Guy Renaud, Director General, Policy and Communications (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
Monday, September 29, 2003 at 4:08 PM
  • Honourable Senator Jean-Robert Gauthier (As an Individual)
  • Gérald Groulx, Program Officer, Offical Languages Branch, Programs and Liaison (As an Individual)
  • Diana Monnet, Assistant Secretary, Official Languages Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Michael O'Keefe, Senior Policy Analyst, Official Languages, Intergovernmental Affairs (From the Privy Coucil Office:)
  • Andrée Perrier, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (As an Individual)
Monday, September 22, 2003 at 4:35 PM
Monday, September 15, 2003 at 4:10 PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 3:48 PM
Monday, June 9, 2003 at 4:07 PM
Monday, May 26, 2003 at 4:07 PM
  • The Honourable Sheila Copps, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Heritage)
  • René Bouchard, Director General, Broadcasting Policy and Innovation (Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Pierre Gaudet, Acting Coordinator (From the "Consortium national de formation en santé":)
  • Hilaire Lemoine, Director General, Official Languages Support Programs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Susan Peterson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
  • Eileen Sarkar, Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Heritage (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
Monday, May 5, 2003 at 4:05 PM
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board of Canada)
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Louise Guertin, Director General, Corporate Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • James Lahey, Associate Secretary, Human Resources Reform (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Diana Monnet, Assistant Secretary, Official Languages Branch (From the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:)
  • Guy Renaud, Director General, Policy and Communications Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
Monday, April 7, 2003 at 4:08 PM
  • Diane Côté, Liaison Officer (From the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne:)
  • Fernand Denault, President (From the Fédération franco-ténoise:)
  • Andrée Duchesne, National Coordinator, POLAJ (From Justice Canada - Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Bijuralism:)
  • Lise Lafrenière Henrie, Senior Counsel, Family Law Policy (From Justice Canada - Family, Children and Youth Section:)
  • Suzanne Poirier, General Counsel and Coordinator Andrée Duchesne, National Coordinator, POLAJ (From Justice Canada - Department of Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Bijuralism:)
  • Marc Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Official Languages Law Group (From the Department of Justice:)
Monday, March 24, 2003 at 4:04 PM
  • The Honourable Stéphane Dion, P.C., M.P., President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Robert Asselin, Special Advisor, Official Languages (From the Privy Council Office)
  • Geoffroi Montpetit, Executive Assistant (From the Privy Council Office)
  • Anne Scotton, Director General, Official Languages, Intergovernmental Affairs (From the Privy Council Office)
Monday, February 24, 2003 at 4:04 PM
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Warren J. Newman, General Counsel, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section (From the Department of Justice:)
  • Marc Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Official Languages Law Group (From the Department of Justice:)
Monday, February 10, 2003 at 4:05 PM
  • Armand Boudreau, Director General (From the Société Santé en français:)
  • Hubert Gauthier, President (From the Société Santé en français:)
  • The Honourable Yves Morin, Senator (Sponsor of the bill) (From the Senate:)
Monday, December 2, 2002 at 4:07 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Gérard Finn, Special Advisor (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Guy Renaud, Director General, Policy and Communications Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel and Director, Legal Services Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
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