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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.

Studies & Bills Committee Order of Reference  note  note
Bill S-211, An Act to establish International Mother Language Day
SOCI 2021-05-06
Examine and report upon the present state of the domestic and international financial system
BANC 2021-05-04
Study on the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples
APPA 2021-05-04
The subject matter of all of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
NFFN 2021-05-04
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM
  • Daniel Breton, President and Chief Executive Officer (Electric Mobility Canada)
  • Brian Kingston, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Toby Sanger, Executive Director (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 9:30 AM
  • Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Tabatha Bull, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business)
  • Alla Drigola, Director, Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Patrick Gill, Senior Director, Tax and Financial Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Shannin Metatawabin, Chief Executive Officer (National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2:32 PM
  • Andre Arbour, Acting Director General, Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Benoit Cadieux, Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Suzanne Kennedy, Acting Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nathalie Lechasseur, Director General, Programs Integration (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Sam Millar, Director General, Corporate Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Yannick Mondy, Director, Trade and Tariff Policy, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Nicholson, Director, Broadband Policy and Regulatory Frameworks (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Omar Rajabali, Director General, Social Policy Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Goran Vragovic, Director General, CARM (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Steve Watton, Manager, Policy, Canada Small Business Financing Program (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:35 AM
  • François Beaulieu, Expert Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dave Beaulne, Director General, Legislation, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dominic DiFruscio, Senior Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Phil King, Director General, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre LeBlanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Warren Light, Expert Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General, Sales Tax Legislation, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
BANC 2021-05-04
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6:32 PM
  • Richard Bilodeau, Director General, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anne Butler, Chief External Relations and Legal Officer (Payments Canada)
  • Manuel Dussault, Senior Director, Financial Institutions Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Ron Morrow, Advisor to the Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Erin O’Brien, Director General, Financial Services Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Scott Talbott, Senior Vice-President, Government Affairs (Electronic Transactions Association)
  • Julie Trépanier, Director, Payments Policy, Financial Systems Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alexander Vronces, Executive Director (PayTechs of Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 10 and 31 of Part 4 of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
APPA 2021-05-04
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Witness(es) to follow (Acho Dene Koe First Nation)
  • Yves Denoncourt, Director, Governance Operations Directorate, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Margo Auger, Chief Administrative Officer (Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta)
  • Jim Badger, Chief, Sucker Creek First Nation (Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta)
  • Steve Berna, Chief Operating Officer (First Nations Finance Authority)
  • Dr. Abel Bosum, Grand Chief (Grand Council of the Crees)
  • Jeffrey Clark, Legal Counsel (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Ernie Daniels, President & Chief Executive Officer (First Nations Finance Authority)
  • Russ Diabo (As an Individual)
  • Christopher Duschenes, Director General, Economic Policy Development Branch, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Garima Dwivedi, Director General, Resolutions & Partnerships (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Karl Jacques, Senior Counsel, Operations and Programs (LSU), CIRNAC/ISC Legal Services (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Paul Joffe, Legal Counsel, GCC(EI)/Cree Nation Government (Grand Council of the Crees)
  • Ken Kyikavichik, Grand Chief (Gwich'in Tribal Council)
  • David Monias, Chief (Pimicikamak Okimowin)
  • Ross Montour, Chief (Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke)
  • Matthew Norris, President (Urban Native Youth Association)
  • Arthur Noskey, Grand Chief (Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta)
  • Matthew Peigan, Chief (Pasqua First Nation)
  • Crystal Smith, Chief Councillor (Haisla Nation)
  • Hillory Tenute, Executive Director (Canadian Roots Exchange)
  • Francis Walsh, Legal Counsel (Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke)
  • Leanne Walsh, Director, Fiscal Policy and Investment Readiness (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Norman Yakeleya, National Chief (Dene Nation)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Part 4 of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
SOCI 2021-05-04
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  • David Charter, Director, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Dr. Abraham Fuks, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine, McGill University (As an Individual)
  • Jasmin Guénette, Vice-President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Emilie Hayes, Policy Analyst, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Jerry Dias, National President (Unifor)
  • Navjeet Sidhu, National Representative (Unifor)
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Manager, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Selena Beattie, Executive Director, People Management and Community Engagement, Workplace Policies and Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Patrick Borbey, President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Gaveen Cadotte, Vice President, Policy and Communications (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Debi Daviau, President (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Sharon DeSousa, National Executive Vice-President (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Seema Lamba, Human Rights Officer (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Jean-Sibert Lapolice, Strategic Engagement and Partnership Lead (Federal Black Employee Caucus)
  • Robert McSheffrey, Director General, Personnel Psychology Centre (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Sharon Messerschmidt, Director General, Audit (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Michael Morin, Director General, Policy and Strategic Directions (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Isabelle Roy, General Counsel and Chief of Labour Relations (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)
  • Gisèle Tassé-Goodman, President (Réseau FADOQ)
  • Kristen Underwood, Director General, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Bill VanGorder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Policy Officer (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)
  • Tolga Yalkin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Workplace Policies and Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  • Benoit Cadieux, Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Caroline Cantin, Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Pierre Céré, Spokesperson (Conseil national des chômeurs et chômeuses)
  • Catherine Demers, Director General, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Mike MacPhee, Director General, Service Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Kelly Masotti, Vice President, Advocacy (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Labour Program, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Mona Nandy, Executive Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Stephen Piazza, Senior Manager, Advocacy (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • George Rae, Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Manager, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • Tara Belanger Zahab, Director, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Christine Jodoin, Director General, Biologics Manufacturing Centre Project (National Research Council of Canada)
  • Frances McCormick, Executive Director, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Labour Program, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Darryl Patterson, Director General, Biomanufacturing Strategy Implementation Team (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Lorraine Pelot, Director General, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Stephen Scott, Director General, Policy, Strategy and Performance (National Research Council of Canada)
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Manager, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Lori Straznicky, Executive Director, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 26, 27 and 37 of Part 4 of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
LCJC 2021-05-04
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., M.P., Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada (House of Commons)
  • Joanna Baron, Executive Director (Canadian Constitution Foundation)
  • Yves Côté, Commissioner of Canada Elections (Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections)
  • Anna Dekker, Acting Deputy Director and Senior Counsel, Judicial Affairs Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Marc A. Giroux, Commissioner (Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs)
  • Toby Hoffmann, Acting Director and General Counsel, Judicial Affairs Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Manon Paquet, Director, Special Projects, Democratic Institutions Secretariat (Privy Council Office)
  • Stéphane Perrault, Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Canada)
  • Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Privy Council Office)
  • Patrick Xavier, Acting Senior Counsel, Judicial Affairs Section (Department of Justice Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 6 and 20 of Part 4 of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
AEFA 2021-05-04
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • Cory Anderson, Director, Sanctions Policy and Operations Coordination Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Justin Brown, Acting Director General, Financial Crimes and Security Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marie-Hélène Cantin, Senior Economist, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Layton, Executive Director, Trade Remedies Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Gabriel Ngo, Senior Advisor, Financial Crimes and Security Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Neelu Shanker, Deputy Director, Operations, Sanctions Policy and Operations Coordination Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Raahool Watchmaker, Deputy Director & Senior Counsel, Trade Remedy Law, Trade Law Bureau (JLT) (Global Affairs Canada)
Bill C-14, An Act to implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 30, 2020 and other measures
NFFN 2021-04-20 Show Briefs
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:14 PM
  • The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Tabatha Bull, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business)
  • Steven Côté, Executive Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Alla Drigola, Director, Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Hilary Flett, Executive Director, Health Systems and Data Strategic Policy, Covid-19 Testing, Contact Tracing and Data Strategy Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Susie Grynol, President and Chief Executive Officer (Hotel Association of Canada)
  • Nick Leswick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Greg Loyst, Director General, Policy and Regulatory Strategies Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Marie-Pier Martin, Director, Economic Development, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nicolas Moreau, Director General, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Barbara Motzney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Daryell Nowlan, Vice President, Policy, Programs and Communications (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
  • Atiq Rahman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Karen Stewart, Executive Director, Financial Management, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Health Canada)
  • Lesley Taylor, Senior Director, Social Tax Policy, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jocelyne Voisin, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:30 PM
  • Dave Beaulne, Director General, Legislation, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Karen Butcher, Director General, Business Returns Directorate, Assessment, Benefit, and Service Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Steven Côté, Executive Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Edward de Sousa, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Health Canada)
  • Monique Frison, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs and Implementation (Health Canada)
  • Randy Hewlett, Director General, Legislative Policy Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Greg Loyst, Director General, Policy and Regulatory Strategies Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nicolas Moreau, Director General, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Barbara Motzney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Lesley Taylor, Senior Director, Social Tax Policy, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Jocelyne Voisin, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
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