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  note  note
Study on the implementation and success of a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by the Government of Canada
2020-12-01
Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate)
2021-03-16
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Jim Munson, sponsor of the bill
Bill S-223, An Act respecting Kindness Week
2021-03-17
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:00 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, sponsor of the bill
  • The Honourable Senator Jim Munson, sponsor of the bill
Study matters relating to social affairs, science and technology generally, as described in rule 12-7(9)
2021-03-30 Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:38 PM
  • Matt Jeneroux, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, sponsor of the bill
  • Julie Kelndorfer, Director, Government and Community Relations (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)
  • Patrice Lindsay, Director, Health Systems Change (Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Matthew Musgrave, Specialist, Government Relations and Public Engagement - Canada (Heart and Stroke Foundation)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:08 PM
  • The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Iain Stewart, President (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. Michael Strong, President (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Part 4 of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
2021-05-04 Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • Len Webber, Member of Parliament for Calgary Confederation, sponsor of the bill
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Craig Alexander, Chief Economist and Executive Advisor (Alexander Economic Views and Deloitte Canada)
  • Elizabeth Allen, Director, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Morna Ballantyne, Executive Director (Child Care Now)
  • Ken Boessenkool, J.W. McConnell Professor of Practice, Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University (As an Individual)
  • Graham Flack, Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Cliff C. Groen, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Benefits and Integrated Services Branch, Service Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Karen Hall, Director General, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Elisha Ram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Karen Robertson, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:04 AM
  • David Charter, Director, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Dr. Abraham Fuks, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine, McGill University (As an Individual)
  • Jasmin Guénette, Vice-President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Emilie Hayes, Policy Analyst, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Jerry Dias, National President (Unifor)
  • Navjeet Sidhu, National Representative (Unifor)
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Manager, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:02 PM
  • Selena Beattie, Executive Director, People Management and Community Engagement, Workplace Policies and Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Patrick Borbey, President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Gaveen Cadotte, Vice President, Policy and Communications (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Debi Daviau, President (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Sharon DeSousa, National Executive Vice-President (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Seema Lamba, Human Rights Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Jean-Sibert Lapolice, Strategic Engagement and Partnership Lead (Federal Black Employee Caucus)
  • Robert McSheffrey, Director General, Personnel Psychology Centre (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Sharon Messerschmidt, Director General, Audit (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Michael Morin, Director General, Policy and Strategic Directions (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Isabelle Roy, General Counsel and Chief of Labour Relations (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Gisèle Tassé-Goodman, President (Réseau FADOQ)
  • Kristen Underwood, Director General, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Bill VanGorder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Policy Officer (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)
  • Tolga Yalkin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Workplace Policies and Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 9:03 AM
  • Benoit Cadieux, Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Caroline Cantin, Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Pierre Céré, Spokesperson (Conseil national des chômeurs et chômeuses)
  • Catherine Demers, Director General, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Mike MacPhee, Director General, Service Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Kelly Masotti, Vice-President, Advocacy (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Mona Nandy, Executive Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Stephen Piazza, Senior Manager, Advocacy (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • George Rae, Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Manager, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4:01 PM
  • Tara Belanger Zahab, Director, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Christine Jodoin, Director General, Biologics Manufacturing Centre Project (National Research Council of Canada)
  • Frances McCormick, Executive Director, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Darryl Patterson, Director General, Biomanufacturing Strategy Implementation Team (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Lorraine Pelot, Director General, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Stephen Scott, Director General, Policy, Strategy and Performance (National Research Council of Canada)
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Manager, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Lori Straznicky, Executive Director, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Bill S-211, An Act to establish International Mother Language Day
2021-05-06 Show Briefs
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:02 PM
  • Dr. Monjur Chowdhury, Founding Executive Director (Pro-active Education for All Children's Enrichment)
  • Jocelyn W. Formsma, Executive Director (National Association of Friendship Centres)
  • Kimberley Hanson, Executive Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
  • Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, sponsor of the bill
Bill C-210, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ and tissue donors)
2021-05-27
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • Len Webber, Member of Parliament for Calgary Confederation, sponsor of the bill
Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave)
2021-05-27
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:02 PM
  • Dr. Monjur Chowdhury, Founding Executive Director (Pro-active Education for All Children's Enrichment)
  • Jocelyn W. Formsma, Executive Director (National Association of Friendship Centres)
  • Kimberley Hanson, Executive Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
  • Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, sponsor of the bill
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:38 PM
  • Matt Jeneroux, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, sponsor of the bill
  • Julie Kelndorfer, Director, Government and Community Relations (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)
  • Patrice Lindsay, Director, Health Systems Change (Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Matthew Musgrave, Specialist, Government Relations and Public Engagement - Canada (Heart and Stroke Foundation)
Study on the future of workers in Canada
2021-05-27
Bill S-230, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians)
2021-06-01 Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • Alec Attfield, Director General, Citizenship Branch, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Don Chapman, Head (Lost Canadians)
  • The Honourable Senator Yonah Martin, sponsor of the bill
  • Catherine Scott, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Legend
Audio only
Audio only
Video
Video
Webcast
Webcast
Meeting notice
Meeting notice
Minutes
Minutes
Transcripts
Transcripts
Interim
Interim
Meeting
Meeting
Witness
Witness