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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.

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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, Vice President, Operations (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • 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, Vice President, Operations (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • 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, Vice President, Operations (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency)
  • 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 Canada)
  • Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Michael E. Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
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 Canada)
  • Michael E. Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
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 Canada)
  • 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 Canada)
  • 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 Show Briefs
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:33 PM
  • Robert Abramowitz, Counsel (Public Safety Canada)
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Lyndon Murdock, Director, Operational and Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM
  • Ian Broom, Senior Policy Analyst, Corrections and Criminal Justice Division (Public Safety Canada)
  • Wendy Cukier, President (Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Heidi Rathjen, Coordinator (Groupe des étudiants et diplômés de Polytechnique pour le contrôle des armes (Polysesouvient))
  • Ari Slatkof, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Public Safety Canada)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • 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 Canada)
  • Tony Rodgers, Executive Director (Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters)
  • Kathy Thompson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • 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 Canada)
  • Julie Besner, Acting Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Lyndon Murdock, Director, Operational and Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • John Ossowski, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
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