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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.

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Study and report on the program of work for the Long-Term Vision and Plan for the parliamentary precinct
LTVP 2020-11-19
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 11:00 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)
Examine the subject matter of Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy)
NFFN 2020-11-05 Show Briefs
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 3:01 PM
Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Programs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Randy Hewlett, Director General, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Elizabeth Leblanc, Senior Manager (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Nadine Leblanc, Chief Risk Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Paul Mason, Senior Vice-President, Client Operations (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Geoff Trueman, Assistant Commissioner, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 3:04 PM
  • Tabatha Bull, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business)
  • Alla Drigola, Director, Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Susie Grynol, President and Chief Executive Officer (Hotel Association of Canada)
  • Michel Leblanc, President and Chief Executive Officer (Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal)
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:02 AM
  • The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Kim Drever, Partner and Regional Tax Leader (MNP LLP)
  • Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business Income Tax Division (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Lefebvre, Vice-President, Federal & Quebec Affairs (Restaurants Canada)
  • Am Lidder, Senior Vice-President, Taxation Services (MNP LLP)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Lauren van den Berg, Executive Vice-President, Government Relations (Restaurants Canada)
Monday, November 9, 2020 at 3:39 PM
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
CIBA 2020-11-05
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)
Examine the subject matter of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)
LCJC 2020-11-03 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:18 PM
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • Stéphane Beaulac, professor, University of Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Ramona Coelho, Family Physician (As an Individual)
  • Catherine Frazee, Professor Emerita in the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University (As an Individual)
  • Dr. K. Sonu Gaind, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Isabel Grant, Professor, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Laverne Jacobs, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor (As an Individual)
  • Geoffrey Kelley, Former Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Scott Kim, Senior Investigator, Department of Bioethics, National Institute of Health (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kirby, Professor, Bioethics Department, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Jason LeBlanc, Caregiver and Researcher (As an Individual)
  • Nicolas M. Rouleau, Constitutional Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Derryck Smith, Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 10:01 AM
  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Neil Belanger, Executive Director (British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society)
  • Dr. Thomas Bouchard, Family physician (Alberta Committee for Conscience Protection)
  • Robyn Boucher, Intern, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual)
  • Vince Calderhead, Lawyer, Pink Larkin (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Ewan Goligher, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Physician and Medical Lead, Aboriginal Health Program, North Zone (Alberta Health Services)
  • Claire McNeil, Lawyer, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service (Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia)
  • Marilee Nowgesic, Executive Director (Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association)
  • Grace Pastine, Litigation Director (British Columbia Civil Liberties Association)
  • Dr. François Primeau, Clinical professor, Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Yves Robert, Secretary of the Order (Collège des médecins du Québec)
  • Dr. Harvey Schipper, Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Isabelle Tardif, Deputy Director General and Assistant Secretary (Collège des médecins du Québec)
  • Dr. Cornelia Wieman, President (Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada)
  • Krista Wilcox, Director General, Office for Disability Issues (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9:34 AM
  • The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Louise A. Auger, Director, Professional Affairs (Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada)
  • Julia Beazley, Director, Public Policy (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)
  • Dr. Mona Gupta, Psychiatrist and Researcher, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Addictions, Université de Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Sharon Harper, Director General, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Daniel Hayward, Chair, Theology and Inter-Church Inter-Faith Committee (The United Church of Canada)
  • Abby Hoffman, Senior Policy Advisor (Health Canada)
  • Alexander King, Chair of the Board (Interim) (Living with Dignity)
  • Karen Kusch, Senior Policy Analyst, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Fleur-Ange Lefebvre, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada)
  • Jean-François Leroux, Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister (Health Canada)
  • The Most Reverend William McGrattan, Roman Catholic Bishop of Calgary and Member of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Executive Committee (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)
  • Jean-Pierre Ménard, Lawyer (As an Individual)
  • Refaat Mohamed, President (Canadian Council of Imams)
  • Vyda Ng, Executive Director (Canadian Unitarian Council)
  • Derek Ross, Executive Director and General Counsel (Christian Legal Fellowship)
  • André Schutten, Director of Law and Public Policy (Association for Reformed Political Action Canada)
  • Laurence Worthen, Executive Director (Christian Medical and Dental Association of Canada)
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 10:03 AM
  • Dr. Patrick Baillie, Psychologist and Lawyer (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
  • Dr. Catherine Cervin, President (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
  • Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Justine Dembo, Psychiatrist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Lecturer, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Dr. James Downar, Head and Associate Professor, Division of Palliative Care, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Jocelyn Downie, Professor, Health Law Institute, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Catherine Ferrier, President (Physicians' Alliance against Euthanasia)
  • Mark Henick, Mental Health Advocate (As an Individual)
  • Sean Krausert, Executive Director (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
  • Dr. Francine Lemire, Chief Executive Officer (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
  • Trudo Lemmens, Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Brian L. Mishara, Director, Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End of Life Practices, and Professor, Psychology Department, University of Quebec at Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Chief Executive Officer (Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada)
  • Dr. Alain Naud, Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine (Laval University)
  • Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director (Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario)
  • Dr. Sephora Tang, Psychiatrist, The Ottawa Hospital, Clinical Lecturer, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Michael Villeneuve, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nurses Association)
Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:17 AM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director (The DisAbled Women's Network of Canada)
  • Dr. Sandy Buchman, Past president (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Krista Carr, Executive Vice-President (Inclusion Canada)
  • James S. Cowan, Chair, Board of Directors and former senator (Dying With Dignity Canada)
  • François Daigle, Associate Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Dr. Alison Freeland, Chair, Professional Standards and Practice Committee (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
  • Andrew Galley, National Research and Policy Analyst (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Dr. Stefanie Green, President (Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers)
  • Amy E. Hasbrouck, Executive Director, Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet a project of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
  • Dr. Leonie Herx, Palliative Medicine Consultant, Immediate Past-President and Executive Board Member (Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians)
  • Dr. Georges L’Espérance, President, neurosurgeon (Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité)
  • Helen Long, Chief Executive Officer (Dying With Dignity Canada)
  • Dr. Grainne E. Neilson, President (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
  • Dr. Tarek Rajji, Chief of Adult Neurodevelopment and Geriatric Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Laurie Wright, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
Make recommendations to the Senate on issues relating to meetings of either the Senate, or meetings of committees by videoconference or teleconference, to the coordination of such meetings, and facilitate or enhance their operations
SELE 2020-10-29
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Pursuant to 4:03 2(2) of the Senate Administrative Rules, Allocation of Office Accommodations
SELE 2020-10-27
Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate (changes to committee membership)
SELE 2020-10-27
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
Supervise and report on the Senate’s internal and external audits and related matters
AOVS 2020-10-01
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