Committees

Committees

All 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 Committee Order of Reference Session  note  note
Examine the provisions and operation of An Act to amend the National Defence Act (court martial) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (S.C. 2008, c.¸29)
LCJC 2008-06-26
Bill C-34, An Act to give effect to the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
APPA 2008-06-18
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 9:04 AM
  • Margo Novak, Negotiator, Indian and Northern Affairs, South Region (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Michel Roy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
Bill C-474, An Act to require the development and implementation of a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and the development of goals and targets with respect to sustainable development in Canada, and to make consequential amendments to another Act
ENEV 2008-06-18
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 9:14 AM
  • Mark Fried, Policy Coordinator (Oxfam Canada)
  • Bob Friesen, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Michael Kandravy, Director, Regulatory Affairs (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Ian Lordon, Communications Officer (Beyond Factory Farming Coalition)
  • Tony Macerollo, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Pat Mooney, Executive Director (ETC Group)
  • Gilles Morel, National Director (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Don Munroe, Senior Advisor, Environmental & Fuel Quality (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Colleen Ross, Women's President (National Farmers Union)
  • Roger Samson, Executive Director (Resource Efficient Agricultural Production Canada (REAP-Canada))
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8:33 AM
  • Bliss Baker, Vice President, Corporate Affairs (GreenField Ethanol)
  • John Godfrey, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Tim Haig, President (BIOX Corporation)
  • Gordon Quaiattini, President (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)
Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act
RIDR 2008-06-12
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 5:01 PM
  • The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians ()
  • Andrew Beynon, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Yvonne Boyer, Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Patrick Brazeau, National Chief (Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Wendy Cornet, Consultant and President of Cornet Consulting & Mediation Inc. (As an individual)
  • Linda Dabros, Director General, Knowledge Centre (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Ian Fine, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Ellen Gabriel, President, Quebec Native Women Inc. (Native Women's Association of Canada)
  • Jim Hendry, General Counsel, Human Rights Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Jennifer Lynch, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Martin Reiher, Senior Counsel, Operations and Programs Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Lisa Shaver, Chief (AFN's Women's Council)
  • Angus Toulouse, Regional Chief (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Daniel Wilson, Strategic Policy, Planning and Law (Assembly of First Nations)
Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
ENEV 2008-06-12
Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 9:07 AM
  • John Burcombe, Member, Executive Committee (Coalition QuébecKyoto)
  • Chris Damas, Investment Analyst (As an individual)
  • Catherine Kerr, Senior Policy Analyst (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Helen Ryan, Director, Oil, Gas and Energy (Environment Canada)
  • Michael Salter, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy Development (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Thomas Welt, P. Eng., Member, Executive Committee (Coalition QuébecKyoto)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 9:14 AM
  • Mark Fried, Policy Coordinator (Oxfam Canada)
  • Bob Friesen, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Michael Kandravy, Director, Regulatory Affairs (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Ian Lordon, Communications Officer (Beyond Factory Farming Coalition)
  • Tony Macerollo, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Pat Mooney, Executive Director (ETC Group)
  • Gilles Morel, National Director (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Don Munroe, Senior Advisor, Environmental & Fuel Quality (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute)
  • Colleen Ross, Women's President (National Farmers Union)
  • Roger Samson, Executive Director (Resource Efficient Agricultural Production Canada (REAP-Canada))
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8:33 AM
  • Bliss Baker, Vice President, Corporate Affairs (GreenField Ethanol)
  • John Godfrey, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Tim Haig, President (BIOX Corporation)
  • Gordon Quaiattini, President (Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board (As an Individual)
  • Bruce McEwen, Chief, Fuels Section, Energy and Transportation (Environment Canada)
  • Victoria Orsborne, Acting Chief, Fuels Policy, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
Bill C-50, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008 and to enact provisions to preserve the fiscal plan set out in that budget
NFFN 2008-06-10
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 2:18 PM
Consideration of the Question of Privilege raised by the Honourable Gerald J. Comeau respecting the consideration of draft reports in committee
RPRD 2008-05-29
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 9:35 AM
  • Mark Audcent, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Gerald J. Comeau, Senator (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Colin Kenny, Senator (Senate of Canada)
  • Heather Lank, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (board of directors)
AGFO 2008-05-28
Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 8:02 AM
  • Peter W. Hogg, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School (As an individual)
  • Jeff Nielsen, Vice-President (Grain Growers of Canada)
  • Richard Phillips, Executive Director (Grain Growers of Canada)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 7:04 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Grant Mitchell, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 8:03 AM
  • Humphrey Banack, Member of the National Advisory Council (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Larry Hill, Chair of the Board of Directors (Canadian Wheat Board)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 6:59 PM
  • The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board ()
Department of Natural Resources User Fees Proposal relating to Explosives Regulatory Division activities, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)
ENEV 2008-05-28
Bill C-299, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (identification information obtained by fraud or false pretence)
LCJC 2008-05-27
Legend
Audio Webcast
Audio Webcast
Video Webcast
Video Webcast
Meeting
Meeting
Minutes
Minutes
Transcripts
Transcripts
Interim
Interim
Meeting
Meeting
Witness
Witness