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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
Examine and report on financial matters, including proposed estimates and Senate policies
SEBS 2020-11-19
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1:03 PM
Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 9:05 AM
  • Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Chair, Artwork & Heritage Advisory Working Group
  • Richard Denis, Interim Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments and Chief Legislative Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Philippe Hallée, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Pascale Legault, Chief Corporate Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate
Review and report on the formula for determining the allocations of caucus/groups and House Officers Budgets
SEBS 2020-09-23
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9:03 AM
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:15 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Conservative Party of Canada)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 9:04 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Jane Cordy, Leader (Progressive Senate Group)
  • The Honourable Senator Marc Gold, P.C., Government Representative in the Senate (Government Representative Office)
  • The Honourable Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain, Acting Facilitator (Independent Senators Group)
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9:06 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Percy E. Downe (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Leader (Canadian Senators Group)
Examine and report on financial matters, including proposed estimates and Senate policies
SEBS 2020-09-23
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:01 PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 9:04 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Jane Cordy, Leader (Progressive Senate Group)
  • The Honourable Senator Marc Gold, P.C., Government Representative in the Senate (Government Representative Office)
  • The Honourable Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain, Acting Facilitator (Independent Senators Group)
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2:06 PM
Study and report on the program of work for the Long-Term Vision and Plan for the parliamentary precinct
LTVP 2020-11-19
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 2020-11-19
Examine and report on issues related to human resources in the Senate
HRRH 2020-09-23
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:25 PM
Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:34 PM
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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 2020-11-19
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 4:39 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 2020-11-19
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