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
Study of the status of Canada's adherence to international human rights instruments and on the process whereby Canada enters into, implements, and reports on such agreements
2002-02-21
Monday, June 17, 2002 at 2:08 PM
  • Brian Craik, Director of Federal Relations (From the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee))
  • Robert Epstein, Consultant (From the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee))
  • Peter Leuprecht, Dean, Faculty of Law, McGill University (As an individual)
  • Romeo Saganash, Director, Quebec Relations (From the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee))
Monday, June 3, 2002 at 4:05 PM
  • Sungee John, Secretary, Executive Board (From the National Action Committee on the Status of Women)
  • Jennifer Kitts, Senior Advisor, Sexual and Reproductive Rights (From Action Canada for Population and Development)
  • Katherine McDonald, Executive Director (From Action Canada for Population and Development)
  • Dinah L. Shelton, University of Notre Dame Law School, Indiana (As an individual)
Monday, May 27, 2002 at 4:04 PM
  • Gisèle Bourret, Representative (From the Fédération des femmes du Québec)
  • Andrée Côté, Director of Legislation and Law Reform (From the National Association of Women and the Law)
  • John W. Foster, Principal Researcher (Civil Society), North-South Institute (As an individual)
  • Diane Matte, Co-ordinator, World March of Women (From the Fédération des femmes du Québec)
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General (From Amnesty International Canada)
  • Andrew Thompson, Chile/Peru Co-ordinator (From Amnesty International Canada)
Monday, May 6, 2002 at 4:07 PM
  • John W. Graham, Chairman of the Board of Directors (From the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL))
  • Professor Lucie Lamarche, Faculty of Law University of Québec at Montréal (As an individual)
  • Sharon O'Regan, Deputy Director (From the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL))
Monday, April 29, 2002 at 4:05 PM
  • Honourable Warren Allmand, P.C., Q.C., President (From Rights & Democracy)
  • Professor Douglass Cassel, Director, Centre for International Human Rights, Northwestern University, Illinois (As an individual)
  • Ms. Geneviève Lessard, Assistant Coordinator, Democratic Development Programme (From Rights & Democracy)
Monday, April 15, 2002 at 4:10 PM
  • Professor Pierre Foucher, Faculty of Law, University of Moncton (As an individual)
  • Professor Martha Jackman, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
  • The Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, P.C. (Canadian Heritage)
  • Professor A. Wayne MacKay, President, Mount Allison University (As an individual)
  • The Very Reverend the Honourable Lois Wilson (As an individual)
Monday, March 18, 2002 at 4:35 PM
  • Ms. Alexandra Bugailiskis, Director General, Latin America and Caribbean Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Ms. Elisabeth Eid, Acting Director, Human Rights Law Section (From the Department of Justice)
  • Mr. John Holmes, Director, United Nations, Criminal and Treaty Law Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Mr. Timothy Ross Wilson (As an individual)
Authorised to examine issues relating to human rights, and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations
2001-05-10
Monday, December 10, 2001 at 2:40 PM
  • Ms. Janet Baldwin, Chairperson (Manitoba Human Rights Commission)
  • Ms. Donna Scott, Chief Commissioner and Director (From the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission)
Monday, November 26, 2001 at 4:05 PM
  • Mr. James E. Dewar, Q.C., Chair (From the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission)
  • Ms. Michelle Falardeau-Ramsay, Q.C., Chief Commissioner (From the Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Mr. Charles Ferris, Legal Counsel (From the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission)
  • Ms. Mayann E. Francis, Executive Director (From the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission)
  • Mr. John Hucker, Secretary General (From the Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Mr. Harinder Mahil, Acting Chief Commissioner (From the British Columbia Human Rights Commission)
  • Mr. Richard Tardif, General Counsel (From the Canadian Human Rights Commission)
Monday, November 5, 2001 at 3:05 PM
  • Philippe LeBlanc, Permanent Delegate of the Dominican Order at the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva (As an individual)
  • Professor Errol P. Mendes, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an individual)
Monday, October 29, 2001 at 1:00 PM
  • François Crépeau, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal (From the Canadian Human Rights Foundation:)
  • El Obaid Ahmed El Obaid, Faculty of Law, McGill University (From the Canadian Human Rights Foundation)
  • Keith Norton, Chief Commissioner (From the Ontario Human Rights Commission)
  • William A. Schabas, Director (From the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway)
  • Ruth Selwyn, Executive Director (From the Canadian Human Rights Foundation)
Monday, October 1, 2001 at 4:00 PM
  • Dean Peter Leuprecht (From the Faculty of Law, McGill University)
  • Marilou McPhedran, Program Director (From the International Women's Rights Project, York University)
Monday, September 24, 2001 at 4:09 PM
  • Honourable Warren Allmand, P.C., President (From Rights & Democracy)
  • Dr. Stephen J. Toope, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (As an individual)
Monday, June 11, 2001 at 12:08 PM
  • Adèle Dion, Director, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Women's Equality Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • John T. Holmes, Director, United Nations, Criminal and Treaty Law Division (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  • Norman Moyer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Identity, and Chair of the Continuing Committee of Officials on Human Rights (From the Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Professor Ken Norman (From the University of Saskatchewan)
  • Paul Rishworth, University of Auckland (From the Department of Justice)
  • Irit Weiser, Director, Human Rights Law Section (From the Department of Justice)
Monday, June 4, 2001 at 1:10 PM
  • Professor Anne F. Bayefsky (Department of Political Science, York University)
  • Alex Neve, Secretary General (From Amnesty International Canada)
Monday, May 7, 2001 at 5:15 PM
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