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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)
Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
NFFN 2021-02-16 Show Briefs
Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:01 AM
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM
  • Margaret Buist, Vice-President, Policy, Planning, Communications and NPMO, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Bill Grandy, Director General, Programs, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Yannick Hébert, Director, Resource Management (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Jean-Frédéric Lafaille, Vice-President, Policy and Communications, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Douglas McConnachie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Cathy McLean, Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Management and Chief Financial Officer, Western Economic Diversification Canada (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Anick Ouellette, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology Branch (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Lisa St-Amour, Chief Financial Officer, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Sue Szabo, Director General, Innovative and Climate Finance Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Joshua Tabah, Director General, Health and Nutrition, Global Issues and Development Branch (Global Affairs Canada)
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9:59 AM
  • Brigitte Diogo, Vice-President, Health Security Infrastructure Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Kimberly Elmslie, Senior Vice-President, Immunization Program (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Cindy Evans, Acting Vice-President, Emergency Management (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Martin Krumins, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Kaili Levesque, Vice-President, COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out Taskforce (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Jeff Marcantonio, Director General, Pension Excellence Sector, Receiver General and Pension Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Levent Özmutlu, Director General, Procurement, Services and Technology Acquisition Management Sector, Procurement Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Dr. Roman Szumski, Senior Vice-President, COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapeutics Acquisitions (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Wojciech (Wojo) Zielonka, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM
  • Nelson Barbosa, Senior Director, Regional Operations Sector, Housing and Infrastructure Services Reform Directorate (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Keith Conn, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Jennifer Esdaile, Director, Strategic Water Management (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jill Giswold, Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • David Peckham, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs Sector and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Jason Stanton, Senior Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jessica Sultan, Director General, Economic and Business Opportunities Branch, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • James Sutherland, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Child and Family Services Reform Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Xiaoyi Yan, Director, Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM
  • Darlene Bess, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Management Directorate, Corporate Services Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Evelyn Dancey, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Roger Ermuth, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Soren Halverson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sandra Hassan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Conditions and Labour Relations (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lola Paulin, Senior Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Sonya Read, Acting Assistant Secretary, Digital and Services Policy (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Katharine Rechico, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bradley Recker, Director General, Fiscal Policy (Department of Finance 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 matters relating to transport and communications generally, as described in rule 12-7(6)
TRCM 2021-03-30
Study matters relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, as stated in rule 12-7(13)
APPA 2021-03-30
Study matters relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, as stated in rule 12-7(13)
APPA 2021-03-30
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Karen Hogan, Auditor General of Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Glenn Wheeler, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Study matters relating to social affairs, science and technology generally, as described in rule 12-7(9)
SOCI 2021-03-30
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Iain Stewart, President (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. Michael Strong, President (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
Study matters relating to official languages, as stated in rule 12-7(3)
OLLO 2021-03-30
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Study matters relating to national defence and security generally, including veterans affairs, as stated in rule 12-7(15)
SECD 2021-03-30
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre, Acting Chief of the Defence Staff (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
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