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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
Bill C-228, An Act to establish a federal framework to reduce recidivism
SECD 2021-05-27 Show Briefs
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Mukwa Musayett (Shelly Johnson), Canada Research Chair in Indigenizing Higher Education, Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University (As an Individual)
  • Franca Cortoni, Professor of Criminological Psychology, School of Criminology, University of Montreal (As an Individual)
  • R. Karl Hanson, Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University and Former Manager of Corrections Research at Public Safety Canada (As an Individual)
  • Carl James, Professor, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora, York University (As an Individual)
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Richard Bragdon, M.P., Tobique-Mactaquac, Sponsor of the Bill
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Carmen Long, Director General, Offender Programs and Reintegration Branch (Correctional Service of Canada)
  • The Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Endowed Chair in Native Studies, St. Thomas University, Former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • Julie Thompson, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections, Criminal Justice and Aboriginal Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
Study on the future of workers in Canada
SOCI 2021-05-27
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022
NFFN 2021-05-27 Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 2:36 PM
  • Romy Bowers, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Alexis Conrad, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Janet Goulding, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Karen Hall, Director General, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Michael MacPhee, Director General, Employment Insurance Benefits Processing (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Elisha Ram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Karen Robertson, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Rachel Wernick, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Lisa Williams, Chief Financial Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:38 AM
  • Kelley Blanchette, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Brigadier-General Krista Brodie, Vice-President, Logistics and Operations (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Keith Conn, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Brigitte Diogo, Vice-President, Health Sciences and Regional Operations (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)
  • Gail Mitchell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Vice-President, Infectious Disease and Prevention and Control Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • David Peckham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs Sector and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Danielle White, Special Advisor, Regional Operations Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Witness(es) to follow (Natural Resources 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)
  • Rod Greenough, Executive Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Patrick Halley, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Soren Halverson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • 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)
  • Tolga Yalkin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Workplace Policies and Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)
BANC 2021-05-25 Show Briefs
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:02 AM
  • Donald Bourgeois, Barrister and Solicitor (As an Individual)
  • Stewart Groumoutis, Director, eGaming (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)
  • Paul Melia, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport)
  • Tracy Parker, Director, Standards and Accreditation, RG Check (Responsible Gambling Council)
  • David Phillips, Chief Operating Officer (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario)
  • Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer (Responsible Gambling Council)
  • Jamie Wiebe, Director, Player Health (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  • Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner (Canadian Football League)
  • Paul Burns, President and CEO (Canadian Gaming Association)
  • Gina Deer, Chief (Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke)
  • Zane Hansen, President and CEO (Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Association)
  • Ross Montour, Chief (Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke)
Bill S-207, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (independence of the judiciary)
LCJC 2021-05-25
Bill S-208, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal a regulation
LCJC 2021-05-25
Bill S-212, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors)
LCJC 2021-05-25
Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources)
NFFN 2021-05-25
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:38 AM
  • Kelley Blanchette, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Brigadier-General Krista Brodie, Vice-President, Logistics and Operations (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Keith Conn, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Brigitte Diogo, Vice-President, Health Sciences and Regional Operations (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)
  • Gail Mitchell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Vice-President, Infectious Disease and Prevention and Control Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • David Peckham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs Sector and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Danielle White, Special Advisor, Regional Operations Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:32 AM
  • Terrance S. Carter, Managing Partner, Carters Law Firm (As an Individual)
  • Blaine Langdon, Director, Charities Section, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bruce MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer (Imagine Canada)
  • Tony Manconi, Director General, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Gloria Novovic, Policy Lead (Cooperation Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Ratna Omidvar, sponsor of the bill
Bill S-225, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (remuneration for journalistic works)
TRCM 2021-05-25
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 6:33 PM
  • Erin Finlay, Partner, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP (As an Individual)
  • Edward Greenspon, President and CEO, Public Policy Forum (As an Individual)
  • Mathew Ingram, Chief Digital Writer, Columbia Journalism Review (As an Individual)
  • Jason J. Kee, Government Affairs and Public Policy Counsel (Google Canada)
  • Jean-Hugues Roy, Journalist and Professor, School of Media, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Francis Sonier, President (Réseau Presse)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Claude Carignan, P.C., sponsor of the bill
Bill S-211, An Act to establish International Mother Language Day
SOCI 2021-05-06
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Dr. Monjur Chowdhury, Founding Executive Director (Pro-active Education for All Children's Enrichment)
  • Jocelyn W. Formsma, Executive Director (National Association of Friendship Centres)
  • Kimberley Hanson, Executive Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
  • Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, sponsor of the bill
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