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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 Committee Order of Reference Session  note  note
Bill C-51, An Act to give effect to the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
LCJC 2007-06-21
Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (age of protection) and to make consequential amendments to the Criminal Records Act
LCJC 2007-06-20
Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adoption)
SOCI 2007-06-19
Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 10:45 AM
  • Karen Clarke, Acting Manager, Citizenship Branch (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Mark Davidson, Director, Legislation and Program Policy Citizenship (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Margaret Dritsas, Nationality Law Advisor, Citizenship Branch (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
  • Alain Laurencelle, Counsel, Legal Counsel (Department of Citizenship and Immigration)
Bill C-47, An Act respecting the protection of marks related to the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games and protection against certain misleading business associations and making a related amendment to the Trade-marks Act
BANC 2007-06-19
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 4:00 PM
  • Colin Carrie, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (Industry Canada)
  • Susan Bincoletto, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Darlene Carreau, Counsel, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
  • Douglas Clark, Director, Patent Policy, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch (Industry Canada)
  • Julie D'Amours, Counsel, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
  • David Guscott, Executive Vice-President (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)
  • Brian McPherson, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Paralympic Committee)
  • Jasmine Northcott, Athlete Forums Director and Operations Manager (AthletesCAN)
  • Lou Ragagnin, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Olympic Committee)
  • Cynthia Rowden, Past President (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)
Subject-matter of Bill S-208, An Act to require the Minister of the Environment to establish, in co-operation with the provinces, an agency with the power to identify and protect Canada’s watersheds that will constitute sources of drinking water in the future
ENEV 2007-06-19
Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Quarantine Act
SOCI 2007-06-18
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 4:15 PM
  • Dennis Brodie, Manager, Legislative and Regulatory Policy Group (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • John Cuningham, Senior Counsel (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Director General, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007
NFFN 2007-06-18
Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 10:02 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 6:17 PM
  • The Honourable Patrick G. Binns, M.L.A. (As an individual)
  • Paul Hobson, Professor, Acadia University (As an individual)
  • Wade Locke, Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (As an individual)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 12:01 PM
  • The Honourable Lorne Albert Calvert, M.L.A, Premier of Saskatchewan (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Marguerite Alexander, Member (Canada's Association for the 50 Plus)
  • Marcel R. Coutu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Oil Sands Limited (Coalition of Canadian Energy Trusts)
  • Kevin Dancey, President (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • Dr. Marcel Dvorak, Head, Academic Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of B.C.; and Cordula & Gunter Paetzold Chair in Spinal Cord Clinical Research (Rick Hansen Foundation)
  • Bill Gleberzon, Director of Government Relations (Canada's Association for the 50 Plus)
  • Dylan Jones, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Government Relations (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Robert (Bob) Michaleski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Canadian Energy Infrastructure Group)
  • Dan Perrins, Deputy Minister to the Premier (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Pierre Sadik, Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainability Program (David Suzuki Foundation)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 6:23 PM
  • The Honourable John C. Crosbie, P.C., Partner, Cox & Palmer (As an individual)
  • Roland Martin, Chairman, Martillac Limited (As an individual)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 2:00 PM
  • The Honourable Michael Baker, M.L.A., Minister of Finance (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • The Honourable Rodney J. MacDonald, M.L.A., Premier of Nova Scotia ()
  • Liz Cody, Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Vicky Harnish, Deputy Minister of Finance (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • George Kestevan, President (Canadian Association of Income Funds)
  • Jack M. Mintz, Professor of Business Economics, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Visiting Professor, NYU Law School (As an individual)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 9:09 AM
  • The Honourable James Michael Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance ()
  • Barbara Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard Botham, Director, Microeconomic Policy Analysis Division, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Assistant Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alfred LeBlanc, Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-59, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unauthorized recording of a movie)
TRCM 2007-06-18
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 6:40 PM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Patricia Neri, Director General, Copyright Policy (Canadian Heritage)
  • Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-61, An Act to amend the Geneva Conventions Act, An Act to incorporate the Canadian Red Cross Society and the Trade-marks Act
AEFA 2007-06-18
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 4:06 PM
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs (As an Individual)
  • Paul Gibbard, Director General (Acting), Human Security and Human Rights Bureau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  • Mi Nguyen, Senior Policy Advisor, Humanitarian Affairs and Disasters Response Group (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples entitled: Negotiation or Confrontation: It’s Canada’s Choice
APPA 2007-06-13
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