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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  note  note
Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
NFFN (2018-06-12)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Certificate of Nomination of Heather P. Lank to the Position of Parliamentary Librarian
BILI (2018-06-11)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Heather Lank, Nominee for the position of Parliamentary Librarian (As an Individual)
Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1
RIDR (2018-06-07) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM
  • Witness A
  • Witness B
  • Witness C
  • Witness E
  • Witness D
  • Suki Beavers, Project Director (National Association of Women and the Law)
  • Gail Gatchalian, Lawyer and Workplace Investigator (Pink Larkin)
  • Francyne Joe, President (Native Women’s Association of Canada)
  • Anne Levesque, Co-Chair of the National Steering Committee (National Association of Women and the Law)
  • Phanikiran Radhakrishnan, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM
  • The Honourable Patricia Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion (The Senate of Canada)
  • Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Charles Bernard, Director General, Portfolio and Government Affairs (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Diane Blais, Interim Lead, Human Resources Partnerships (The Senate of Canada)
  • Marcella Daye, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy, Research and International Division (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Fiona Keith, Senior Legal Counsel, Human Rights Protection Branch (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (The Senate of Canada)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Lori Sterling, Deputy Minister, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
LCJC (2018-06-06)
Bill S-239, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (eliminating foreign funding)
LCJC (2018-06-05)
Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on unpaid income tax)
NFFN (2018-06-05)
Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault)
LCJC (2018-05-31)
Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence)
LCJC (2018-05-31)
Government response to the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, entitled Pipelines for Oil: Protecting our Economy, Respecting our Environment
TRCM (2018-05-23)
Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act
LCJC (2018-05-10) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Raymond MacCallum, Senior Counsel, Public Law And Legislative Services Sector, Human Rights Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM
  • Jamie Cameron, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (Centre for Free Expression)
  • Steve Coughlan, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Elaine Craig, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Hilla Kerner, Collective Member (Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter)
  • Karen Segal, Counsel (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund)
  • Lisa Taylor, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Ryerson University (Centre for Free Expression)
  • James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University (Centre for Free Expression)
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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.