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 on the services and benefits provided to veterans of war and peacekeeping missions in recognition of their services to Canada
2004-02-26
Study on veterans services and benefits commemorative activities and veterans charter
2004-02-26
Examine and report on the need for a national security policy for Canada.
2004-02-13
Monday, May 3, 2004 at 5:25 PM
  • Major-General (Retired) Lewis Mackenzie (As an individual)
  • Brigadier-General (Retired) W. Don Macnamara, President (Conference of Defence Associations Institute:)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 12:07 PM
  • Dr. J. L. Granatstein, Chair (Council for Canadian Security in the 21st Century:)
Monday, April 26, 2004 at 5:20 PM
  • Kenneth J. Calder, Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) (Department of National Defence)
Monday, April 19, 2004 at 5:17 PM
  • David Bercuson, Professor, Department of History (As an individual)
  • Lieutenant General (Retired) Richard Evraire (Conference of Defence Associations)
  • Colonel (Retired) Alain Pellerin, Executive Director (Conference of Defence Associations:)
Monday, March 29, 2004 at 5:10 PM
  • The Right Honourable Herb Gray, P.C., Q.C., Chair and Commissioner, Canadian Section (From the International Joint Commission:)
  • Rudy Koop, Research Adviser, Canadian Section (From the International Joint Commission:)
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:20 PM
  • Mr. Gerry Frappier, Director General, Security and Emergency Preparedness (From Transport Canada:)
  • Mr. Marc Grégoire, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security Group (From Transport Canada:)
  • John A. Read, Director General, Transport Dangerous Goods (Department of Transport)
Monday, February 23, 2004 at 1:30 PM
  • Mr. Paul Chapin, Director General, International Security Bureau (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
  • Major-General Pierre Daigle, Special Advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff (Homeland Security Issues) (From the Department of National Defence:)
  • Lieutenant-General George Macdonald, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (From the Department of National Defence:)
  • Rear-Admiral Drew W. Robertson, Director General, International Security Policy (From the Department of National Defence:)
  • Mr. James R. Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Global and Security Policy (From the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:)
Monday, February 23, 2004 at 9:30 AM
  • Mark Connolly, Head, Customs Contraband, Intelligence and Investigations (From the Canada Border Services Agency:)
  • Graham Flack, Director of Operations, Borders Task Force (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Alain Jolicoeur, President, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Debra Normoyle, Head, Immigration Enforcement (From the Canada Border Services Agency:)
  • Robert A. Wright, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Associate Secretary (From the Privy Council Office:)
Monday, February 16, 2004 at 2:10 PM
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