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.

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Bill S-209, An Act respecting Pandemic Observance Day
2021-12-09
Bill S-203, An Act respecting a federal framework on autism spectrum disorder
2021-12-08
The subject matter of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code
2021-12-02 Show Briefs
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:45 PM
  • The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Andrew Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Sandra Hassan, Deputy Minister of Labour (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, President and CEO (Federally Regulated Employers, Transportation and Communications)
  • Deena Ladd, Executive Director (Workers' Action Centre)
  • Chandra Pasma, Senior Research Officer (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM
  • Bea Bruske, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Dr. Monika Dutt, Member (Decent Work and Health Network)
  • Rebecca Gordon, Organizer (Canadian Restaurant Workers Coalition)
  • Jasmin Guénette, Vice-President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Aden Hamza, Policy Lead (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Gil McGowan, President (Alberta Federation of Labour)
  • Michael Villeneuve, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nurses Association)
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