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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
To examine and report upon the expenditures set out in the Main Estimates and the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
NFFN 2020-11-18 Show Briefs
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:02 AM
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12:34 PM
  • The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Sandra Hassan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Kathleen Owens, Assistant Comptroller General, Acquired Services and Assets (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 3:35 PM
  • Kevin Brosseau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
  • Margaret Buist, Vice-President Policy, Planning, Communications and NPMO, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Ryan Dunford, Director General, Policy, Planning and Analytics, Western Economic Diversification Canada (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jill Giswold, Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Lawrence Hanson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Stéphane Lagacé, Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Guy Lepage, Vice-President, Corporate Services, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Anuradha Marisetti, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Douglas McConnachie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Ryan Pilgrim, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services (Transport Canada)
  • Lisa St-Amour, Chief Financial Officer, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Jason Stanton, Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 1:20 PM
  • Carlo Beaudoin, Chief Financial Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Darlene Bess, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Management Directorate, Corporate Services Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Megan Bettle, Director General, COVID-19 Regulatory Response Team (Health Canada)
  • Keith Conn, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Edward de Sousa, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Health Canada)
  • Kimberly Elmslie, Vice-President, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • André Fillion, Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence and Marine Procurement, Acquisitions Programs (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Cliff Groen, Assistant Deputy Minister, Benefits Delivery Services (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Nancy Hamzawi, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Integration, Testing, Contact Tracing and Data Strategies Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mary-Luisa Kapelus, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Stephanie Kirkland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pay Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Sarah Lawley, Assistant Deputy Minister, Consultations and Communications Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nicholas Leswick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Peter Linkletter, Vice-President, National Emergency Strategic Stockpile (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Karen McKinnon, Acting Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Sam Millar, Director General, Corporate Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Michael Mills, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Procurement Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Ed Morgan, Director General, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Elisha Ram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Marcel Saulnier, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Wojciech (Wojo) Zielonka, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Supervise and report on the Senate’s internal and external audits and related matters
AOVS 2020-10-01
Study on the implementation and success of a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by the Government of Canada
SOCI 2020-12-01
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)
Study and report on the program of work for the Long-Term Vision and Plan for the parliamentary precinct
LTVP 2020-11-19
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)
Pursuant to rules 12-2(1)(a) of the Rules of the Senate (Speaker pro tempore), and 12-2(2) of the Rules of the Senate (committee membership)
SELE 2020-10-27
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
CIBA 2020-11-05
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Alyson Queen, Chief of Staff , Chief Corporate Services Officer and Clerk of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:01 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Lynn Beyak (As an Individual)
  • Charles Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Gérald Lafrenière, Acting Director, Governance and Strategic Planning (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Isabelle Leduc, HR Partnership Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
CIBA 2020-09-23 Show Briefs
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Alyson Queen, Chief of Staff , Chief Corporate Services Officer and Clerk of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:01 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Lynn Beyak (As an Individual)
  • Charles Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  • Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Gérald Lafrenière, Acting Director, Governance and Strategic Planning (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Isabelle Leduc, HR Partnership Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:03 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources 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)
  • Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
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)
Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate (changes to committee membership)
SELE 2020-10-27
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