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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
Review and report on the formula for determining the allocations of caucus/groups and House Officers Budgets
SEBS 2020-09-23
Examine and report on financial matters, including proposed estimates and Senate policies
SEBS 2020-09-23
Study and report on the program of work for the Long-Term Vision and Plan for the parliamentary precinct
LTVP 2020-09-23
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 12:04 PM
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:07 PM
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Duncan Retson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Examine and report on issues related to human resources in the Senate
HRRH 2020-09-23
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:01 PM
Examine and report on issues of diversity in the Senate workforce
DVSC 2020-09-23
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:01 PM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Tatjana Ilic-Balas, Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Director, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:01 PM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Geneviève Garneau, Senior Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Director, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Examine and report on issues related to Senate communications
COMS 2020-09-23
Examine and report on committee budget applications and make recommendations on the allocation and release of funds
BUDG 2020-09-23
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
CIBA 2020-09-23 Show Briefs
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • Shaila Anwar, Deputy Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Suzie Gignac, Engagement Quality Review Partner (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Niguel Givogue, Manager, Assurance Services (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:02 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament, Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Ontario (House of Commons)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • David Groves, Legal Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)
CIBA 2020-09-23
Oversee, direct and report on the internal audit function
AUDT 2020-09-23
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