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-55, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and the Pension Act
2011-03-22
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) (As an Individual)
  • Pierre Allard, Service Bureau Director (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Bernard Butler, Director General, Policy and Research (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Keith Hillier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Chief Warrant Officer (Retired) Guy Parent, Veterans Ombudsman (Office of the Veterans Ombudsman)
  • Brigadier-General (Retired) Joseph Sharpe (As an individual)
  • Brad White, Dominion Secretary (Royal Canadian Legion)
Bill S-13, An Act to implement the Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America
2010-12-15
Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:03 PM
  • Lieutenant Colonel Patricia Henry, Director of Reserve Support Management (National Defence)
  • Rear Admiral Andrew Smith, Chief of Military Personnel (National Defence)
Monday, February 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM
  • Sophie Beecher, Counsel, Public Safety Canada Legal Services (Justice Canada)
  • Chief Wesley Benedict, Mohawk Government (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne)
  • Acting Grand Chief Brian David, Mohawk Government (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne)
  • Joseph Oliver, Chief Superintendent, Director General Border Intergrity Federal & International Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Jacqueline Palumbo, Senior Counsel and Team leader, International Assistance Group (Justice Canada)
  • Bob Paulson, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Chief William Sunday, Mohawk Government (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne)
  • Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Justice Canada)
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety (Public Safety Canada)
  • Deputy Chief Jerome Brannagan (Windsor Police Service)
  • His Excellency Justin Brown, High Commissioner of Australia ()
  • Chief Superintendant Brian Deevy, Commander, Field Support Bureau (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Graham Flack, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
  • Dot Harvey, Principal Migration Officer (Australian High Commission)
  • Barry MacKillop, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Superintendant Vince Power, Investigations (Windsor Police Service)
  • Staff Sergeant Brad R. Schlorff, Field Support Bureau, Emergency Management Section (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Bruce Soar, Deputy High Commissioner of Australia (Australian High Commission)
Motion to change the official structural name of the Canadian Navy
2010-10-05
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honorable Dennis Fentie, Premier of Yukon ()
  • Charlie Lyall, President and CEO (Kitikmeot Development Corporation)
Monday, November 29, 2010 at 4:02 PM
  • Ian Holloway, Dean of Law, University of Western Ontario (As an individual)
Monday, November 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • Paul Chapin, Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Defence Associations Institute, (Former Director General of International Security, Foreign Affairs and International Trade) (As an individual)
  • Tom Quiggin, Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies, Carleton University (As an individual)
  • The Honourable William Rompkey, Senator (As an Individual)
  • Martin Rudner, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Carleton University (As an individual)
  • Commander (Ret'd) Chris Thain, President of the Naval Officers Association of Canada branch in Winnipeg (As an individual)
Monday, November 15, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • Vice-Admiral (Retired) Ron Buck, National First Vice President, (Former Chief of Maritime Staff) (Navy League of Canada)
  • Honourable Rear-Admiral (Retired) Fred Mifflin, P.C., Honorary Chair, (Former Deputy Commander Maritime Command) (Navy League of Canada)
  • Marc Milner , Naval Historian (University of New Brunswick)
  • Rear-Admiral (Retired) Ken Summers, Vice-President, (Former Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic) (Naval Officers Association of Canada)
Monday, October 25, 2010 at 4:04 PM
  • Alexander Douglas, Adjunct Research Professor, Naval Historian (Carleton University)
  • Colonel Josée Robidoux, Director of Reserves (National Defence)
  • Major-General Dennis C. Tabbernor, CMM, CD, Chief, Reserves and Cadets (National Defence)
  • Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance, Chief of Staff Land Strategy (Former Commander Joint Task Force Afghanistan) (National Defence)
Study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families
2010-03-30
Examine and report on the national security and defence policies of Canada
2010-03-17
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) (As an Individual)
  • Pierre Allard, Service Bureau Director (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Bernard Butler, Director General, Policy and Research (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Keith Hillier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Chief Warrant Officer (Retired) Guy Parent, Veterans Ombudsman (Office of the Veterans Ombudsman)
  • Brigadier-General (Retired) Joseph Sharpe (As an individual)
  • Brad White, Dominion Secretary (Royal Canadian Legion)
Monday, March 7, 2011 at 4:05 PM
Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:03 PM
  • Lieutenant Colonel Patricia Henry, Director of Reserve Support Management (National Defence)
  • Rear Admiral Andrew Smith, Chief of Military Personnel (National Defence)
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety (Public Safety Canada)
  • Deputy Chief Jerome Brannagan (Windsor Police Service)
  • His Excellency Justin Brown, High Commissioner of Australia ()
  • Chief Superintendant Brian Deevy, Commander, Field Support Bureau (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Graham Flack, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
  • Dot Harvey, Principal Migration Officer (Australian High Commission)
  • Barry MacKillop, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Superintendant Vince Power, Investigations (Windsor Police Service)
  • Staff Sergeant Brad R. Schlorff, Field Support Bureau, Emergency Management Section (Ontario Provincial Police)
  • Bruce Soar, Deputy High Commissioner of Australia (Australian High Commission)
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honorable Dennis Fentie, Premier of Yukon ()
  • Charlie Lyall, President and CEO (Kitikmeot Development Corporation)
Monday, November 29, 2010 at 4:02 PM
  • Ian Holloway, Dean of Law, University of Western Ontario (As an individual)
Monday, November 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • Paul Chapin, Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Defence Associations Institute, (Former Director General of International Security, Foreign Affairs and International Trade) (As an individual)
  • Tom Quiggin, Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies, Carleton University (As an individual)
  • The Honourable William Rompkey, Senator (As an Individual)
  • Martin Rudner, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Carleton University (As an individual)
  • Commander (Ret'd) Chris Thain, President of the Naval Officers Association of Canada branch in Winnipeg (As an individual)
Monday, November 1, 2010 at 4:02 PM
  • The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • Colonel (Ret’d) Marcel Belleau (Réserve 2000 Québec)
  • Captain (N) Jamie Cotter, Executive Director, Canadian Forces Liaison Council (National Defence)
  • John C. Eaton, Chair, Canadian Forces Liaison Council (National Defence)
  • Brigadier-general (ret'd) Richard Frenette (As an individual)
  • Alan H. Kessel, Legal Advisor (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Major General (Ret’d) Frédéric Mariage, CMM, CD (Réserve 2000 Québec)
  • Sheila Riordon, Director General of Energy, Climate and Circumpolar Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Monday, October 25, 2010 at 4:04 PM
  • Alexander Douglas, Adjunct Research Professor, Naval Historian (Carleton University)
  • Colonel Josée Robidoux, Director of Reserves (National Defence)
  • Major-General Dennis C. Tabbernor, CMM, CD, Chief, Reserves and Cadets (National Defence)
  • Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance, Chief of Staff Land Strategy (Former Commander Joint Task Force Afghanistan) (National Defence)
Monday, October 18, 2010 at 4:05 PM
  • Commodore (Retired) Bob Blakely, Former Commander Naval Reserve (As an individual)
  • Colin Busby, Policy Analyst (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Richard Weitz, Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis (Hudson Institute)
Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4:05 PM
  • Savithri Narayanan, Director, Dominion Hydrographer (Canadian Hydrographic Service)
  • Dale Nicholson, Regional Director, Central and Arctic Region (Canadian Hydrographic Service)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) John Selkirk, Executive Director (Reserves 2000)
Monday, June 21, 2010 at 4:01 PM
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence (As an Individual)
  • Vice-Admiral Denis Rouleau, OMM, MSM, CD, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence)
Monday, June 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • Chris Alexander, Former Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan and former United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan (As an individual)
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM
  • His Excellency Jawed Ludin, Ambassador of Afghanistan in Canada ()
  • General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of Defence Staff (National Defence)
Monday, May 31, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • Robert Cleroux, Command Chief Petty Officer (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General André Deschamps, Chief of Air Staff (National Defence)
  • Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis, CD Director General Maritime Force Development (National Defence)
  • Chief Warrant Officer Wayne Ford, Army Sergeant Major (National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, Chief of Land Staff (National Defence)
  • Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, Chief of Maritime Staff (National Defence)
Monday, May 10, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • Colonel Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, (Former Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force Haiti) (National Defence)
  • Major-General Mike Ward, Deputy Commander, NATO training Mission-Afghanistan, Joint Task Force Afghanistan International and Security and Assistance Force HQ (National Defence)
Monday, May 3, 2010 at 4:00 PM
  • Colonel Gregory D. Burt, Director of Future Security Analysis (National Defence)
  • General (Retired) Serge Labbé, Deputy to NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) HQ ISAF Kabul, Afghanistan (As an individual)
  • General Victor E. Renuart, USAF, Commander, NORAD and United States Northern Command (North American Aerospace Defence Command)
Monday, April 26, 2010 at 4:36 PM
  • Paul Chapin, Member of the Board of Directors, Conference of Defence Associations (As an individual)
  • Lieutenant-General (Retired) George Macdonald, Honourary National President, Former Deputy Commander of NORAD (Air Force Association of Canada)
  • Brigadier-General (Retired) Don Macnamara, OMM, CD, President of the Victoria Branch of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and a member of the CIC Board (As an individual)
Monday, April 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM
  • Colonel (Retired) Mike Capstick, Peace Dividend Trust (As an individual)
  • Terry Glavin, Research Coordinator (Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee)
  • Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance, Commander of the 1st Mechanized Brigade Group (National Defence)
Monday, April 12, 2010 at 4:06 PM
  • Lieutenant-General J.M. Duval, Deputy Commander (North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD))
  • Brigadier-General D.B. Millar, OMM, C.D., Commander of the Canadian Forces’ Joint Task Force (North) (National Defence)
  • Brigadier-General Gary O'Brien, Director General Land Reserve/COS Land Reserve (National Defence)
Monday, March 29, 2010 at 4:01 PM
  • Stephen M. Carmel, Senior Vice President of Maritime Services (Maersk Line Ltd)
  • Charles Doran, Canadian Studies program (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Rob Huebert, Associate Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary (As an individual)
Monday, March 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM
  • Dr. Michael Byers, Professor (University of British Columbia)
  • Alan H. Kessel, Legal Advisor (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Whitney Lackenbauer, Associate professor and Chair of the Department of History (St. Jerome’s University)
  • Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc (As an individual)
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