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-40, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, the Canada Student Loans Act and the Public Service Employment Act
2008-03-04
Monday, April 14, 2008 at 4:07 PM
  • Miller Ayre, Vice-chair (Canadian Forces Liaison Council)
  • Léo M. Desmarteau, Executive Director (Canadian Forces Liaison Council)
  • John C. Eaton, Chair (Canadian Forces Liaison Council)
  • Lt Dwight Kane (HMCS Carleton)
  • Sgt Dominique Kowlessar, CD, RO31 Infantry - Section Commander (Governor General's Foot Guards)
  • Michael N. Murphy, Executive Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 12:07 PM
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour ()
  • Brigadier General Linda J. Colwell, Director General Military Personnel (Department of National Defence)
  • Anthony Giles, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information Directorate (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Hélène Gosselin, Deputy Minister of Labour (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Bill C-287, An Act respecting a National Peacekeepers' Day
2008-02-26
Monday, June 2, 2008 at 2:07 PM
  • Chief Warrant Officer Wayne Ford, Army Sergeant Major (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General A.B. Leslie, Chief of the Land Staff (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General W. J. Natynczyk, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence)
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 4:13 PM
  • Randy Hull, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (City of Winnipeg)
Examine and report on the national security policy of Canada
2007-11-20
Monday, July 28, 2008 at 9:06 AM
Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 1:34 PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 1:02 PM
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 4:03 PM
Monday, June 9, 2008 at 2:05 PM
  • Lieutenant-General J.C.M. Gauthier, Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (National Defence)
  • Vice-Admiral Drew Robertson, Chief of the Maritime Staff (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General W. Angus Watt, Chief of the Air Staff (National Defence)
Monday, June 2, 2008 at 2:07 PM
  • Chief Warrant Officer Wayne Ford, Army Sergeant Major (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General A.B. Leslie, Chief of the Land Staff (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General W. J. Natynczyk, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence)
Monday, May 26, 2008 at 4:01 PM
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 4:07 PM
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 4:09 PM
Monday, April 28, 2008 at 4:11 PM
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 4:13 PM
  • Randy Hull, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (City of Winnipeg)
Monday, February 25, 2008 at 4:03 PM
  • Michael Boyd, Police Chief (Edmonton Police Service)
  • Julian Fantino, Commissioner (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Giuliano Zaccardelli (As an individual)
Monday, February 11, 2008 at 4:03 PM
  • David Hodgins, Managing Director (Alberta Emergency Management Agency)
  • Jay Hope, Deputy Minister, Emergency Planning and Management (Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services)
Monday, February 4, 2008 at 4:11 PM
  • Serge C. Beaudoin, Director General, Emergency Management (Public Safety Canada)
  • Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Chaouki Dakdouki, Director of Regulatory Planning and Policy (Industry Canada)
  • Carolina Giliberti, Assistant Deputy Minister (Health Canada)
  • Sonja Heikkila, Director General, Office of Emergency Preparedness (Health Canada)
  • Scott Hutton, Associate Executive Director, Broadcasting (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Director General, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 4:02 PM
  • John Ash, Manager, Office of Emergency Management (City of Ottawa)
  • Scott Broughton, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and National Security (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
  • Anthony DiMonte, Chief, Ottawa Paramedic Service (City of Ottawa)
  • Rick Larabie, Fire Chief, Ottawa Fire Services (City of Ottawa)
  • Sue O’Sullivan, Deputy Chief, Operations Support, Ottawa Police Service (City of Ottawa)
  • Suki Wong, Director, Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy (Public Safety Canada)
Monday, December 17, 2007 at 4:10 PM
  • Chief Superintendent, D.C. David Beer, Director General, International Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Pierre-Yves Bourduas, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Services and Central Region (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Kerry Buck, Director General, Afghanistan Task Force (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • David Mulroney, Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Interdepartmental Coordinator for Afghanistan (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Stephen Wallace, Vice-President, Afghanistan Task Force (Canadian International Development Agency)
Monday, December 10, 2007 at 4:14 PM
  • Brigadier-General P.J. Atkinson, Director General of Operations, Strategic Joint Staff (National Defence)
  • Seth Jones, Political Scientist (RAND Corporation)
Monday, December 3, 2007 at 3:35 PM
  • Almas Bawar Zakhilwal, Canada Country Manager (The Senlis Council)
  • Paul LaRose-Edwards, Executive Director (CANADEM)
  • Norine MacDonald, President and Founder, Lead Field Researcher (The Senlis Council)
  • Christine Vincent, Deputy Executive Director (CANADEM)
Monday, November 26, 2007 at 4:05 PM
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
2007-11-20
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Meeting notice
Meeting notice
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Interim
Interim
Meeting
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Witness
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