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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
Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
NFFN 2021-02-16
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Witness(es) to follow
  • Witness(es) to follow (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
  • 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)
  • Jason Stanton, Senior Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • 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)
Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code
LCJC 2021-02-11
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)
LCJC 2020-12-17 Show Briefs
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:01 AM
  • Dr. Gary A. Chaimowitz, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University (As an Individual)
  • Albert Gretzky (As an Individual)
  • Spring Hawes, Peer Mentor and recent MLA candidate, Dignity Denied (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Neil Hilliard, Palliative Care Physician, Delta Hospice Society (As an Individual)
  • Abby Hoffman, Senior Executive Advisor to the Deputy Minister (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Trevor A. Hurwitz, Doctor and Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Karine J. Igartua, President (Quebec Psychiatric Association )
  • Joanne Klineberg, Acting General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Karen Kusch, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Sylvain Le May, Citizen, Welcoming and Support Services for Students with Disabilities, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Jacquie Lemaire, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Dr. John Maher, Psychiatrist, Barrie Assertive Community Treatment Team; President, OAAF; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ethics in Mental Health (Ontario Association for ACT & FACT)
  • The Honourable Senator Marie-Françoise Mégie, Senator
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Dr. Chantal Perrot (As an Individual)
  • Gabrielle Peters, Disabled Writer and Co-founder, Dignity Denied (As an Individual)
  • Caroline Quesnel, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Dr. Lisa Richardson, Strategic Lead, Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health, Women's College Hospital (As an Individual)
  • Andrew Roman (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Mark Sinyor, Associate Professor; Psychiatrist, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Donna Stewart, University Professor, University of Toronto, Psychiatrist, University Health Network, Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Joshua Wales, Palliative Care Physician, Sinai Health (As an Individual)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 9:09 AM
  • Eric Adams, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, University of Alberta Faculty of Law (As an Individual)
  • Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry (As an Individual)
  • Julie Campbell, Nurse Practitioner (As an Individual)
  • Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Professor, University of Hull (As an Individual)
  • Richard Fowler, Board Member, Representative for Vancouver, British Columbia (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Dr. Thomas Fung, Physician Lead (Siksika Health Services)
  • Dr. Gus Grant, Registrar and CEO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia)
  • Abby Hoffman, Senior Executive Advisor to the Deputy Minister (Health Canada)
  • Timothy Holland, MAID Physician Provider and Assessor (As an Individual)
  • Lucie Joncas, Board Member, Representative for Montreal, Quebec (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Dr. Jaro Kotalik, Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine (As an Individual)
  • Karen Kusch, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Rod McCormick, Professor and Research Chair, All My Relations Research Centre, Thompson Rivers University (As an Individual)
  • Jean-Pierre Ménard, Lawyer (Barreau du Québec)
  • Marie-Nancy Paquet, Lawyer (Barreau du Québec)
  • François Paulette, Denesuline Elder (As an Individual)
  • Laurel Plewes, Director, VCHA Assisted Dying Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) (As an Individual)
  • David E. Roberge, Member of the Canadian Bar Association End of Life Working Group (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Scott Robertson, Senior Associate, Nahwegahbow Corbiere (Indigenous Bar Association)
  • Delphine Roigt, Lawyer and Ethics Advisor (As an Individual)
  • Jocelyne Saint-Arnaud, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Derryck Smith, Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Janet Smylie (As an Individual)
  • Suzanne L. Stewart, Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health and Associate Professor Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Daniel Weinstock (As an Individual)
  • Tyler White, Chief Executive Officer (Siksika Health Services)
  • Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada (Office of the Correctional Investigator)
  • Dr. Joel B. Zivot, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine (As an Individual)
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 10:01 AM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Danielle Chalifoux, Lawyer in health law (Institut de planification des soins du Québec)
  • François Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Marcella Daye, Senior Policy Advisor (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Dr. Naheed Dosani, Palliative Care Physician and Health Justice Activist (As an Individual)
  • Sarah Jama, Lead Organizer (Disability Justice Network of Ontario)
  • Heidi Janz, Chair, Ending-of-Life Ethics Committee (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
  • The Honourable Senator Serge Joyal, P.C., former senator (As an Individual)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Acting General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • A. Wayne MacKay, Professor Emeritus of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Jonathan Marchand, Chair (Coop ASSIST - Quebec Cooperative for Independent Living)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Sheila Osborne-Brown, Acting General Counsel and Director of Legal Services (Canadian Human Rights Commission)
  • Caroline Quesnel, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Gerard Quinn, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (United Nations Human Rights Council)
  • David Shannon, Barrister and Solicitor (As an Individual)
  • Elizabeth Sheehy, Professor Emerita of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Patrick Taillon, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Laval University (As an Individual)
  • Laurie Wright, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Offshore Health and Safety Act
ENEV 2020-12-08 Show Briefs
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM
  • Paul Barnes, Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Timothy Gardiner, Senior Director, Offshore Petroleum Management, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Charlene Johnson, Chief Executive Officer (Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association)
  • Dr. Kenneth LeDez, Vice President (Canadian Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association )
  • Jean-Sébastien Rochon, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel, Natural Resources Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:01 AM
  • The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President (Unifor)
  • Timothy Gardiner, Senior Director, Offshore Petroleum Management, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Glenn Hargrove, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Willis Jacobs, Safety and Quality Manager (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
  • Dave Mercer, President of Unifor Local 2121 (Unifor)
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:04 AM
Consider and report on issues relating to the nomination of its external members to the Senate
AOVS 2020-12-03
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 1:03 PM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate
  • Philippe Hallée, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate
  • Pascale Legault, Chief Corporate Services Officer
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Consideration of matters relating to the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
CONF 2020-12-03
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:14 AM
Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:17 PM
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10:01 AM
Review and report on the formula for determining the allocations of caucus/groups and House Officers Budgets
SEBS 2020-12-03
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act
AEFA 2020-12-02 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • Walter Dorn, Professor, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Veronika Stromšíková, Director, Office of Strategy and Policy (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • Sébastien Carrière, Executive Director, Non-proliferation and Disarmament Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Dan Costello, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Affairs (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Dr. Heather Durham, Chair (Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee)
  • Alison Grant, Director, Eastern Europe & Eurasia (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Andrew Halliday, Deputy National Coordinator, Canadian National Authority to the Chemical Weapons Convention (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Brendan Murphy, National Coordinator, Canadian National Authority to the Chemical Weapons Convention (Global Affairs Canada)
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
Examine and report on committee budget applications and make recommendations on the allocation and release of funds
BUDG 2020-11-19
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