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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-88, An Act to amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
ENEV (2019-06-17)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P., Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Witness(es) to follow (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Bachand, Legal Counsel (Tlicho Government)
  • Nuri Frame, Legal Counsel (Tlicho Government)
  • James Fulford, Chief Negotiator, Offshore, Executive and Indigenous Affairs (Government of Northwest Territories)
  • George Mackenzie, Grand Chief (Tlicho Government)
  • David MacMartin, Director, Intergovernmental Relations (Gwich'in Tribal Council)
  • Bertha Rabesca Zoe, Legal Counsel and Laws Guardian (Tlicho Government)
Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis
LCJC (2019-06-11)
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:45 PM
  • Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Director of Research (Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty)
  • Lori Anne Thomas, President (Canadian Association of Black Lawyers)
  • William Thompson, Member at Large, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Ian Broom, Acting Director General, Policy and Operations (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Allison Davis, Manager, Criminal Justice Policy Unit (Public Safety Canada)
  • Amanda Gonzalez, Manager, Civil Fingerprint Screening Services and Legislative Conformity (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Lisa Noseworthy, Acting Director, Clemency and Record Suspensions (Parole Board of Canada)
  • Ari Slatkoff, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families
APPA (2019-06-10)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM
Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
NFFN (2019-06-10)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:51 PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:32 AM
  • Adam Brown, Chair (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
  • Shannon Coombs, President (Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association)
  • Sofia Descalzi, Incoming National Chairperson (Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Philippe LeBel, President (Quebec Student Union)
Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting)
SOCI (2019-05-30) Show Briefs
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Camille Labchuk, Executive Director (Animal Justice)
  • Monique St. Germain, General Counsel (Canadian Centre for Child Protection)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer (Humane Canada)
  • Dr. Alice Crook, Veterinarian and Adjunct Professor, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association)
  • François Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Shawn Eccles, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages
APPA (2019-05-27) Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  • The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism (Canadian Heritage)
  • Stephen Gagnon, Federal Representative, Indigenous Languages Legislation, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions Sector (Canadian Heritage)
  • Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister (Canadian Heritage)
  • Wilton Littlechild, Grand Chief, Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations (As an Individual)
  • Koren Marriott, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ross Pattee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Implementation Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, Sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Laurie Sargent, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio (Department of Justice Canada)
  • The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Senator (As an Individual)
  • Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
APPA (2019-05-16) Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • Grand Chief Edward John, Political Executive Member (First Nations Summit)
  • Dwight Newman, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:46 PM
  • Mauro Barelli, Senior Lecturer, City Law School, University of London (As an Individual)
  • John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, , University of Victoria (As an Individual)
  • Paul Joffe, Legal Counsel, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) (As an Individual)
  • Joshua Nichols, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  • The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism (Canadian Heritage)
  • Stephen Gagnon, Federal Representative, Indigenous Languages Legislation, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions Sector (Canadian Heritage)
  • Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister (Canadian Heritage)
  • Wilton Littlechild, Grand Chief, Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations (As an Individual)
  • Koren Marriott, Legal Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ross Pattee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Implementation Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, Sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Laurie Sargent, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio (Department of Justice Canada)
  • The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Senator (As an Individual)
  • Joe Wild, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
Bill C-82, An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting
AEFA (2019-05-16) Show Briefs
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Laura Gheorghiu, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (As an Individual)
  • Toby Sanger, Executive Director (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  • Arthur Cockfield, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Greg Johnson, Partner, Tax (Bennett Jones LLP)
  • Jared Mackey, Associate, Tax (Bennett Jones LLP)
  • Alexandra MacLean, Director General, International and Large Business Directorate, International, Large Business and Investigations Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darcy Moch, Partner, Tax (Bennett Jones LLP)
  • Stephanie Smith, Senior Director, Tax Treaties, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Government response to the eleventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled "When Every Minute Counts – Maritime Search and Rescue"
POFO (2019-05-03)
Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act
SOCI (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 4:11 PM
  • Luc Bisson, Acting Director General, Executive Secretariat and Chief of Staff (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Marty Maltby, Acting Director General, Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Lee Redpath, Executive Director, Structured Intervention Units (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:31 AM
  • Luc Bisson, Acting Director General, Executive Secretariat and Chief of Staff (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Angela Arnet Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Marty Maltby, Acting Director General, Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Lee Redpath, Executive Director, Structured Intervention Units (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:15 PM
  • Renee Acoby (As an Individual)
  • Glen Brown, Criminal Justice Instructor, Langara College (As an Individual)
  • Elana Finestone, Legal Counsel (Native Women's Association of Canada)
  • Jason Godin, Outgoing National President (Union of Canadian Correctional Officers-CSN)
  • Fiona Keith, Senior Counsel (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Marie-France Kingsley, Executive Director (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
  • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Richard Sauvé, Facilitator (Breakaway)
  • Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Diana Majury, President (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies)
  • Allan Manson, Professor Emeritus, , Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Debra Parkes, Professor and Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Josh Paterson, Executive Director (British Columbia Civil Liberties Association)
  • Michael Rosenberg, Counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:18 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Kelley Blanchette, Deputy Commissioner for Women (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Angela Connidis, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections and Criminal Justice Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
  • Juline Fresco, Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Anne Kelly, Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Dan Moore, Counsel, Human Rights Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Alain Tousignant, Senior Deputy Commissioner (Correctional Service Canada)
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Assistant Commissioner, Health Services (Correctional Service Canada)
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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.