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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 2020-05-14
Study and report on the program of work for the Long-Term Vision and Plan for the parliamentary precinct
LTVP 2020-05-14
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Acting Director, LTVP & Accommodation (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)
Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Acting Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (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)
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:13 PM
  • Rocque Gameiro, Director General, Program, Portfolio and Relationship Management, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Acting Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Chantale Lamarche, Communications Advisor, Senate Communications (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)
Examine and report on issues related to human resources in the Senate
HRRH 2020-05-14
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:50 PM
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Monday, June 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Examine and report on committee budget applications and make recommendations on the allocation and release of funds
BUDG 2020-05-14
Study on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
SOCI 2020-04-11 Show Briefs
Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:35 AM
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:44 AM
  • The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Major-General Marc Bilodeau, Deputy Surgeon General / Director General of Clinical Services, Canadian Forces Health Services Group (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Brigadier-General Lise Bourgon, Director General, Operations, Canadian Joint Operations Command (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Siddika Mithani, President (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Tina Namiesniowski, President (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. Michael Strong, President (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
  • Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:32 AM
  • Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
  • Jodi Hall, Chair (Canadian Association for Long Term Care)
  • Dr. Réjean Hébert, Professor and Geriatrician, School of Public Health, University of Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Marissa Lennox, Chief Policy Officer (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)
  • Laura Tamblyn Watts, President and Chief Executive Officer (CanAge)
  • Dr. Roger Wong, Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Sara L. Austin, Founder and CEO (Children First Canada)
  • Emily Gruenwoldt, President and CEO (Children's Healthcare Canada)
  • Katherine Hay, President and CEO (Kids Help Phone)
  • Kiah Heneke-Flindall, Youth Advisor (Children First Canada)
  • Kamil Kanji, Youth Advisor (Children First Canada)
  • Dr. Patrick McGrath, Chair of the Board (Strongest Families Institute)
  • Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, Physician-in-Chief (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Dr. Georgina Zahirney, President (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Daniel Boyer, President (Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec)
  • Jerry Dias, National President (Unifor)
  • Miranda Ferrier, President, Canadian Support Workers Association, Ontario Personal Support Workers Association (Canadian Support Workers Association)
  • Syed Hussan, Executive Director (Migrant Workers Alliance for Change)
  • Deena Ladd, Executive Director (Workers' Action Centre)
  • Jeff Wilkins, National President (Union of Canadian Correctional Officers)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:32 AM
  • Dr. Claire Betker, President (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Sandy Buchman, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Shelita Dattani, Director, Practice Development and Knowledge Translation (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Pierre Poirier, Executive Director (Paramedic Association of Canada)
  • Dr. Barry Power, Senior Director, Digital Content (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Dr. Margaret Tromp, President (Society of Rural Physicians of Canada)
  • Dr. Cornelia Wieman, President (Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:32 AM
  • Colleen Barnes, Vice-President, Policy & Programs Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Josée Bégin, Director General, Labour Market, Education and Socio-Economic Well-Being
  • Nathalie Durand, Executive Director, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Market and Industry Services Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Cindy Evans, Acting Vice-President, Emergency Management (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Ron Gravel, Director, Centre for Population Health Data
  • Lorenzo Ieraci, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Theresa Iuliano, Vice-President, Operations Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Karen Mihorean, Director General, Census Subject Matter, Social Insights, Integration and Innovation (Statistics Canada)
  • Michael Mills, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Services (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Pierre Sabourin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Carla St. Croix, Executive Director, Strategic Integration and Competitiveness Policy, Strategic Policy Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Kendal Weber, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Pursuant to 4:03 2(2) of the Senate Administrative Rules, Allocation of Office Accommodations
SELE 2020-03-11
Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate (changes to committee membership)
SELE 2020-03-11
Pursuant to rule 12-2(2) of the Rules of the Senate (committee membership)
SELE 2020-03-11
Pursuant to rule 12-2(1)(a) of the Rules of the Senate (Speaker pro tempore)
SELE 2020-03-11
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
NFFN 2020-06-16
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11:26 AM
  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Graham Flack, Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Benoît Robidoux, Associate Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:09 AM
  • Carlo Beaudoin, Chief Financial Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Gini Bethell, Assistant Deputy Minister, HR-to-Pay Program Office (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Rob Chambers, Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Cheri Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Troy Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Eric Dagenais, Vice-President (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Kimberly Elmslie, Vice-President, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Nancy Fitchett, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Major-General Hercule Gosselin, Chief of Program (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lorenzo Ieraci, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Douglas McConnachie, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Neil Parry, Vice-President, Service Delivery (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Dr. Guillaume Poliquin, Acting Scientific Director General (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Michael Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Mark Schaan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Sally Thornton, Vice-President, Health Security Infrastructure Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
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