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All Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 23, 2004
NFFN (2004-05-11)
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Peter DeVries, Director, Fiscal Policy Division, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (As an Individual)
  • Serge Dumont, General Director, Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Tax Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
  • Louis Lévesque, Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (From the Department of Finance:)
Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act
AEFA (2004-05-11)
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 3:10 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Graham, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs ()
  • The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry ()
  • Christopher Armstrong, Senior Advisor, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Women's Equality Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Susan Bincoletto, Acting Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Sandra Black, Director, Social Development Policies, Policy Branch (Canadian International Development Agency)
  • Adrienne Blanchard, Legal Counsel, Gowling, Lafleur and Henderson (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Doug Clark, Senior Project Leader, Patent Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
  • Éric Dagenais, Director, Patent Policy Directorate (Industry Canada)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • David K. Lee, Directorate, Office of Patented Medicines and Liaison, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Jean-François Leprince, President, Aventis Pharmaceutical, Chair, Rx&D Intellectual Property Committee (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Terry McCool, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly Canada Inc., Vice-Chair, Rx&D Intellectual Property Committee (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies)
  • Dr. Robert Peterson, Director General, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Vishva V. Ramlall, Senior Policy Officer, Corporate Strtegies Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Industry Canada)
  • Rob Sutherland-Brown, Senior Counsel, Industry Canada Legal Services (Industry Canada)
Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act
ENEV (2004-05-10)
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 5:53 PM
  • Susan Katz, Director, Policy and Legislation (Canadian Heritage)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (From Parks Canada Agency:)
  • Sandra Leduc, Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of Justice:)
Bill C-15, An Act to implement treaties and administrative arrangements on the international transfer of persons found guilty of criminal offences
LCJC (2004-05-05)
Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 3:41 PM
  • Mary Campbell, Acting Director General, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate, Community Safety and Partnerships (From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness:)
  • Michel Laprade, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, Correctional Service Canada (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • Normand Payette, Acting Director, Corrections Policy Division, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate, Community Safety and Partnerships (From the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness:)
Bill C-11, An Act to give effect to the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement
APPA (2004-04-29)
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 9:05 AM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (As an Individual)
  • Tanis Fiss, Director, Centre for Aboriginal Policy Change (From the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation)
  • Ray Forney (As individuals)
  • Marianne Hardy, Secretary/Treasurer (From the Canadian Citizens Rights Association)
  • Bruce Littlejohn, Senior Counsel (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Chief Robert Louie (From the Westbank First Nation)
  • Micha Menzer, Legal Counsel (From the Westbank First Nation)
  • Tim Raybould, Negotiator (From the Westbank First Nation)
  • John Reddick, Chair (From the Interim Westbank First Nation Advisory Council)
  • Marc Sanderson, Acting Director, Self-Government Negotiations (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Marie Wilson (As individuals)
The petitions calling on the Senate to declare the City of Ottawa, Canada's capital, a bilingual city
LCJC (2004-04-29)
Bill S-12, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (modernization of employment and labour relations)
NFFN (2004-04-28)
Study of the motion: In accordance with subsection 3(5) of the Act respecting employment in the Public Service of Canada, chapter P- 33 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, the Senate approve the appointment of Maria Barrados, of Ottawa, Ontario, as President of the Public Service Commission for a term of seven years
NFFN (2004-04-27)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Denis Coderre, P.C., M.P., President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. (As an Individual)
  • Gaston Arsenault, General Counsel (From the Public Service Commission:)
  • Maria Barrados, Interim President (From the Public Service Commission:)
  • Monique Boudrias, Executive Vice-President (From the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada:)
Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act
LCJC (2004-04-22)
Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 10:55 AM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Senior Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning, Counsel (From the Privy Council Office:)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 4:20 PM
  • Miguel Figueroa, Leader (From the Communist Party of Canada:)
  • Gordon Gibson, Senior Fellow, Canadian Studies (From the Fraser Institute:)
  • Paul Hellyer, Former leader (From the Canadian Action Party:)
  • Diane Johnston, Secretary, National Office (From the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada:)
  • Louis Massicotte, University of Montreal, Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Political Science, Associate Professor (As an individual)
  • AS A PANEL: (As an Individual)
  • David Smith, University of Saskatchewan, Political Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor (As an individual)
  • Nelson Wiseman, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Political Science, Associate Professor (As an individual)
  • Lisa Young, University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Sciences - Political Science, Professor (As an individual)
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:59 AM
  • Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs (From Elections Canada:)
  • Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer (From Elections Canada:)
  • James Sprague, Senior Practitioner and General Counsel (From Elections Canada:)
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 4:22 PM
  • The Honourable Jacques Saada, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform (From the House of Commons:)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Stephen Zaluski, Privy Council Officer, Senior Counsel, Legislation and House Planning (From the Privy Council Office:)
To join the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the House of Commons for a joint meeting in order to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his delegation
AEFA (2004-04-21)
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 3:23 PM
  • Tenzin Dargyal, President, Montreal Branch (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama (As an Individual)
  • Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche, Chair, Tibetan Government in Exile (Canada Tibet Committee)
  • Thubten Samdup, President (Canada Tibet Committee)
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.