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
Fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, entitled: Managing Turmoil, The Need to Upgrade Canadian Foreign Aid and Military Strength to Deal with Massive Change , that the report be referred back to the Committee with an instruction to implement the amendment in form and substance approved by the Senate on October 17, 2006
2006-10-24
Study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces, veterans of war and peacekeeping missions and members of their families in recognition of their services to Canada
2006-05-11
Examine and report on the national security policy of Canada
2006-04-27
Monday, June 18, 2007 at 9:45 AM
  • Julian Fantino, Commissioner (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Tim Farr, Associate Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Gregory Fyffe, Executive Director, International Assessment Staff (Privy Council Office)
  • Mike McDonell, Assistant Commissioner, National Security Criminal Investigations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Marian McGrath, Senior Counsel (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Pat J. Morris, Detective Staff Sergeant (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Susan Pollak, Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
Monday, June 11, 2007 at 3:46 PM
  • Bob Brule (As an individual)
  • Gavin Cameron (As an individual)
  • David Charters (As an individual)
  • Jim Corcoran (As an individual)
  • Stuart Farson (As an individual)
  • John Ferris (As an individual)
  • James Gould (As an individual)
  • Al Hensler (As an individual)
  • Wesley Wark (As an individual)
Monday, May 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • John DiGangi, Director, Foreign Intelligence Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Daniel Giasson, Director, Integrated Threat Assessment Centre (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Jim Judd, Director (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Bruce Jutzi, Director General, Security and Intelligence, Security and Intelligence Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Martin Rudner, Director, Canadian Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, Carleton University (As an individual)
  • Colleen Swords, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security Branch (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Monday, April 30, 2007 at 9:40 AM
  • David Ackman, General Counsel and Director of Legal Services (Communications Security Establishment)
  • John Adams, Chief (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Bev Busson, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Robert Gordon, Associate Chief (Operations) (Communications Security Establishment)
  • Jim Judd, Director (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Mike McDonell, Assistant Commissioner, National Security Criminal Investigations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Assistant Commissioner Raf Souccar, Federal and International Operations (RCMP)
  • Professor Wesley Wark, University of Toronto (As an individual)
Monday, April 23, 2007 at 9:40 AM
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and CEO (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters)
  • Brigadier-General A.J. Howard, Director General Operations, Strategic Joint Staff (National Defence)
  • Craig Oldham, Director, Government Operations Centre (Public Safety Canada)
  • Jacques Talbot, Legal Counsel (Public Safety Canada)
  • Suki Wong, Director, Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy (Public Safety Canada)
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 4:32 PM
Monday, March 26, 2007 at 9:40 AM
  • Margaret Bloodworth, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister & Associate Secretary to the Cabinet (Privy Council Office)
  • Al Hensler (As an individual)
  • Rennie Marcoux, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Privy Council Office)
  • Reid Morden (Reid Morden & Associates)
Monday, March 19, 2007 at 9:40 AM
Monday, February 26, 2007 at 9:41 AM
  • Chief Warrant Officer Greg Lacroix, Army Regimental Sergeant Major (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, Chief of the Land Staff (National Defence)
  • Captain (N) Ron Lloyd, Director General, Maritime Force Development (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General Steve Lucas, Chief of the Air Staff (National Defence)
  • Vice-Admiral Drew Robertson, Chief of the Maritime Staff (National Defence)
  • Commodore Andy Smith, Director General, Maritime Personnel and Readiness (National Defence)
Monday, February 12, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • Brion Brandt, Director, Security Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Marc Grégoire, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
  • Laureen Kinney, Director General, Marine Security (Transport Canada)
Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 1:20 PM
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Brian Doherty, Commanding Officer, 14 Service Battalion (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Bruce Gilkes, Commanding Officer, The King's Own Calgary Regiment (National Defence)
  • Captain Karl Kalincak, Adjutant, 33rd Field Engineer Squadron (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Manley, Commanding Officer, Calgary Highlanders (National Defence)
  • Colonel Art Wriedt, Commander, 41 Canadian Brigade Group (National Defence)
Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 9:00 AM
  • Chief of Police Jack Beaton (City of Calgary)
  • Fire Chief (William) Bruce Burrell, Director of Disaster Services (City of Calgary)
  • Steve Dongworth, Deputy Chief of Emergency Management (Fire Department) (City of Calgary)
  • Tom Sampson, Chief of Emergency Medical Services (City of Calgary)
  • Don Wilson, Hazardous Materials Coordinator (Fire Department) (City of Calgary)
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 8:30 AM
  • Bob Black, Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness (City of Edmonton)
  • Colin Blair, Director of Operations and Training, Emergency Management Alberta (Government of Alberta)
  • Inspector Darren Eastcott, Edmonton Police Services (City of Edmonton)
  • Mark Egener, Managing Director, Emergency Management Alberta (Government of Alberta)
  • John Lamb, Deputy Chief, Fire Rescue (City of Edmonton)
  • His Worship Mayor Stephen Mandel (City of Edmonton)
  • Steve Rapanos, Chief, Emergency Medical Services (City of Edmonton)
Monday, January 29, 2007 at 1:30 PM
  • Tim Armstrong, Assistant Chief, Special Operations (Vancouver Fire & Rescue)
  • Colonel John Crosman, Assistant Chief of Staff Plans, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters (National Defence)
  • Patricia Doge, Director, Risk & Emergency Management (City of Vancouver)
  • Rear-Admiral Roger Girouard, OMM, CD, Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) (National Defence)
  • Captain (N) Jim Heath, CD, Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations (J3), Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters (National Defence)
  • Brian Inglis, General Manager/Task Force Leader (Vancouver Fire & Rescue)
  • Jackie Kloosterboer, Emergency Management Coordinator, Risk & Emergency Management (City of Vancouver)
  • Daniel Stevens, Emergency Management Coordinator, Risk & Emergency Management (City of Vancouver)
  • Steve Sweeney, Superintendant (Vancouver Police Department)
Monday, December 11, 2006 at 2:10 PM
  • James Fox, Assistant Deputy Minister, Bilateral Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Robert McRae, Director General, International Security Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Jason Reeve, Cabinet and Parliamentary Affairs Liaison, Afghanistan Task Force (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Monday, December 4, 2006 at 2:15 PM
  • Jean-Pierre Fortin, 1st National Vice-President (Customs Excise Union Douanes Accise (CEUDA))
  • Ron Moran, National President (Customs Excise Union Douanes Accise (CEUDA))
Monday, November 27, 2006 at 3:40 PM
Monday, November 20, 2006 at 3:40 PM
  • Colonel David E. Barr, Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) (National Defence)
  • Brigadier-General A.J. Howard, Director General Operations, Strategic Joint Staff (National Defence)
Monday, November 6, 2006 at 11:35 AM
  • Gary D. Gilbert, Senior Vice-President - Americas (Hutchison Port Holdings)
Monday, October 30, 2006 at 9:45 AM
  • Chief Superintendant Mike Cabana, Federal and International Operations, Director General, Border Integrity (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Jacques Duchesneau, C.M., President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Mark Duncan, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Kevin McGarr, Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Assistant Commissioner Raf Souccar, Federal and International Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Monday, October 16, 2006 at 10:30 AM
  • Brigadier-General A.J. Howard, Director General Operations, Strategic Joint Staff (National Defence)
  • Colonel J.G.E. Tremblay, Director, Current Operations, Strategic Joint Staff (National Defence)
  • Alan S. Williams (As an Individual)
Monday, October 2, 2006 at 11:05 AM
  • Jean Barrette, Director, Security Operations (Transport Canada)
  • Lieutenant-General Marc J. Dumais, Commander (Canada Command)
  • Marc Grégoire, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
  • Joe Oliver, Superintendent, Director, Customs & Excise (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Raf Souccar, Assistant Commissioner Federal and International Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Monday, September 25, 2006 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 12:00 PM
  • General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence)
Monday, June 19, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • William J.S. Elliott, Q.C., Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
  • Marc Grégoire, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
  • Patricia Hassard, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and National Security Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
  • Barbara Hébert, Vice-President, Operations Branch (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Alain Jolicoeur, President (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Jim Judd, Director (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Diane MacLaren, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policing, Law Enforcement and Interoperability Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
  • Margaret Purdy, Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Transport (Transport Canada)
  • Louis Ranger, Deputy Minister (Transport Canada)
Monday, June 12, 2006 at 9:40 AM
Monday, May 29, 2006 at 9:00 AM
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • The Honourable Josée Verner, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Cooperation (As an Individual)
  • Phillip Baker, Director General, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka Division (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • James Fox, Assistant Deputy Minister, Bilateral Relations (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Lieutenant-General J.C.M. Gauthier, Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command (National Defence)
  • Wendy Gilmour, Director, Peacekeeping and Operations Group, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force Secretariat (Foreign Affairs Canada)
  • Jack Hooper, Deputy Director (Operations) (Canadian Security and Intelligence Service)
  • Hau Sing Tse, Vice-President, Asia Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Monday, May 15, 2006 at 5:10 PM
Monday, May 8, 2006 at 10:05 AM
  • The Honourable Gordon O'Connor, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence (As an Individual)
  • Vice-Admiral J.C.J.Y. Forcier, Commander, Canada Command (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General J.C.M. Gauthier, Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command (National Defence)
  • Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
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