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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-27, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act
TRCM (2009-12-15)
Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
NFFN (2009-12-15)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:20 PM
Bill C-62, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act
NFFN (2009-12-11)
Monday, December 14, 2009 at 11:00 AM
  • Sarah Gill, Senior Officer, Aboriginal Tax Policy Section (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nancy Horsman, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice President, Global Business Policy (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
  • Louise Levonian, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, GST Legislation (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Grand Chief Randall Phillips, Grand Chief, Oneida Nation (Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians)
  • Lise Potvin, Director, Sales Tax Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Chief Angus Toulouse, Ontario Regional Chief (Assembly of First Nations)
Bill S-8, An Act to implement conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Colombia, Greece and Turkey for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
BANC (2009-12-09)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:25 PM
  • Parry Athenaios, Expert Advisor, Tax Treaties (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alain Castonguay, Senior Chief, Tax Treaties (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tim Wach, Director, Legislative Development and Chief Legislative Counsel (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-51, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and to implement other measures
NFFN (2009-12-02)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM
  • Michel Bédard, Former Chief Actuary, Employment Insurance Fund (As an individual)
  • Lucie Charron, Senior economist (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Ian Dawkins, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 9:33 AM
  • Gary Friend, President (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • John Kenward, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Home Builders' Association)
  • Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO (CBC/Radio-Canada)
  • James Pierlot, Senior Consultant (Towers Perrin)
  • Finn Poschmann, Vice President, Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM
  • Joan Arnold, Senior Director, Legislation, Authorities and Litigation Management (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Denyse Bertrand, Policy Analyst (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Heather Bordeleau, Director, Canada Pension Plan Policy (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Roger Charland, Executive Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Matthew Dooley, A/Senior Project Leader, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy and Internal Trade (Industry Canada)
  • Chris Forbes, General Director, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Philippe Hall, Senior Economist, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Patrick Halley, Chief, Tariffs and Market Access, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade & Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sari Harrel, Actuarial Officer (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Danielle Héroux, Manager (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Senior Chief, Savings and Investment Section (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marcel Lalande, Director, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Gérard Lalonde, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nancy Lawand, Director General, Canada Pension Plan Disability (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Trevor Lessard, International Economist, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bill Matthews, Assistant Comptroller General, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Michel Montambeault, Director, Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
  • Mary Pichette, Senior Director, Canada Pension Plan Directorate (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Andrew Staples, Chief, CHST and Policy Development (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Tim Wach, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Shane Williamson, Executive Director, Knowledge Infrastructure Program (Industry Canada)
  • Ian Wright, Chief, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Subject-matter on Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
NFFN (2009-12-02)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM
  • Dr. Mike Harlos, Medical director, Palliative Care Program (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)
  • Denise Page, Senior Health Policy Analyst, National Public Issues, Canadian Cancer Society (Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada)
  • Sharon Ruth (As an individual)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM
  • Michel Bédard, Former Chief Actuary, Employment Insurance Fund (As an individual)
  • Lucie Charron, Senior economist (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Ian Dawkins, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 1:04 PM
  • Louis Beauséjour, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Philip Clarke, Director General, Benefits Processing (Service Canada)
  • Frank Vermaeten, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Bill S-201, An Act to amend the Library and Archives of Canada Act (National Portrait Gallery)
SOCI (2009-12-01)
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 10:46 AM
  • The Honourable Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled Early Childhood Education and Care: Next Steps, tabled in the Senate on April 28, 2009
SOCI (2009-11-19)
Government Response, dated November 12, 2009, to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled Nunavut Marine Fisheries: Quotas and Harbours, tabled in the Senate on June 4, 2009
POFO (2009-11-18)
The expenditures set out in Parliament Vote 10 of Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010
BILI (2009-11-17)
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM
  • Lise Chartrand, Director, Finance and Material Management Division (Library of Parliament)
  • William R. Young, Parliamentary Librarian (Library of Parliament)
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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.