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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.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred Session  note  note
Government Response to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages entitled: Seizing the Opportunity: The role of communities in a constantly changing immigration system, tabled in the Senate on December 2, 2014
OLLO (2015-06-26)
Bill C-64, An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act
ENEV (2015-06-22)
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Terence Hubbard, Director General, Petroleum Resources Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
  • Samantha Maislin Dickson, Executive Director and General Counsel (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Kevin McNamee, Director, Parks Establishment (Parks Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Senior Director, Frontier Lands Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Rob Prosper, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment & Conservations (Parks Canada)
Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act
ENEV (2015-06-22)
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Terence Hubbard, Director General, Petroleum Resources Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
  • Samantha Maislin Dickson, Executive Director and General Counsel (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Kevin McNamee, Director, Parks Establishment (Parks Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Senior Director, Frontier Lands Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Rob Prosper, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment & Conservations (Parks Canada)
Bill C-61, An Act to amend the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act
ENEV (2015-06-19)
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)
  • Terence Hubbard, Director General, Petroleum Resources Branch (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (Parks Canada)
  • Samantha Maislin Dickson, Executive Director and General Counsel (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Kevin McNamee, Director, Parks Establishment (Parks Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Senior Director, Frontier Lands Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Rob Prosper, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment & Conservations (Parks Canada)
Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals)
LCJC (2015-06-17)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Diane Bergeron, Executive Director, Strategic Relations and Engagement (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
  • Troy Carriere, Staff Sergeant, Section Commander of Canine/Flight Operations (Edmonton Police Canine Unit)
  • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Humane Societies)
  • Brian Hurley, Representative (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Stephen Kaye, President (Canadian Police Canine Association)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers' Association)
  • Michael E. Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 4:50 PM
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • Michael E. Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures
NFFN (2015-06-17)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Bill C-627, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (safety of persons and property)
TRCM (2015-06-15)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:45 PM
  • Brigitte Diogo, Director General, Rail Safety (Transport Canada)
  • Natalie Dolan, Manager/Senior Policy Advisor (Transport Canada)
  • Lenore Duff, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Associate Head (Transport Canada)
  • Benoît Turcotte, Director, Regulatory Affairs (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport (Transport Canada)
  • Joyce Bateman, M.P. (Winnipeg South Center), sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Laureen Kinney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
  • Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Associate Head (Transport Canada)
  • Shawn Tupper, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy (Transport Canada)
Bill C-63, An Act to give effect to the Déline Final Self-Government Agreement and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts
APPA (2015-06-10)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6:48 PM
  • Brian Crane, Legal Counsel, Déline Self Government (Gowlings) (Déline First Nation)
  • Daniel Pagowski, Counsel, Negotiations and Northern Affairs (Department of Justice)
  • Danny Gaudet, Chief Negotiator, Déline Self Government (Déline First Nation)
  • Fred Talen, Director Negotiations, Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations (Government of the Northwest Territories)
  • Georgina (Gina) Dolphus, President (Déline Land Corporation)
  • Ian Blackstock, Legal Counsel, Justice (Government of the Northwest Territories)
  • Ian Hamilton, Senior Negotiator, Northwest Territories Directorate (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Janine Dunlop, Senior Director, Northwest Territories Directorate (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Leonard Kenny, Chief (Déline First Nation)
  • MaryJean Rolando, Counsel, Negotiations and Northern Affairs (Department of Justice)
  • Sara Gill, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Aboriginal Tax Policy Section (Department of Finance Canada)
Case of privilege relating to leaks of the Auditor General's report on the audit of Senators’ Expenses
RPRD (2015-06-09)
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:32 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C.
  • Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director (Canadian Taxpayers Federation)
Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code and to make a related amendment and a consequential amendment to other Acts
LCJC (2015-06-04) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:33 PM
  • Robert Abramowitz, Counsel (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • Lyndon Murdock, Director, Operational and Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Ian Broom, Senior Policy Analyst, Corrections and Criminal Justice Division (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Wendy Cukier, President (Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Heidi Rathjen, Spokesperson (Groupe des étudiants et diplômés de Polytechnique pour le contrôle des armes (Polysesouvient))
  • Ari Slatkof, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • Todd Brown, Executive Director (Firearms Institute for Rational Education)
  • Greg Farrant, Manager, Government Affairs and Policy (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • Solomon Friedman, Firearms Law Expert (As an Individual)
  • John Gayder, Constable (As an Individual)
  • Jessie Mc Nicoll (As an Individual)
  • Lyndon Murdock, Director, Operational and Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Tony Rodgers, Executive Director (Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety & Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Steve Torino, President (Canadian Shooting Sports Association)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM
  • The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., MP, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice)
  • Lyndon Murdock, Director, Operational and Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • John Ossowski, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
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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.