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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-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 Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  • Kevin Chan, Director of Policy, Canada (Facebook)
  • Dr. Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Jamie Irving, Chair (News Media Canada)
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 Show Briefs
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:02 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
Examine and report upon the present state of the domestic and international financial system
BANC 2021-05-04
Study on the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples
APPA 2021-05-04
The subject matter of all of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures
NFFN 2021-05-04 Show Briefs
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Leah Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Galen Countryman, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, 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)
  • Nick Leswick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Katharine Rechico, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 2:36 PM
  • Daniel Bernhard, Executive Director, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (Coalition for Culture and Media)
  • Nathalie Blais, Coordinator and Research Advisor for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Coalition for Culture and Media)
  • Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Claude Dorion, Managing Director, MCE Conseils (National Federation of Communications and Culture)
  • Kelly Masotti, Vice-President, Advocacy (Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Marie-Christine Morin, Director General, Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (Coalition for Culture and Media)
  • Pascale St-Onge, President (National Federation of Communications and Culture)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:32 AM
  • Philip Brown, Mayor of Charlottetown (City of Charlottetown)
  • Alexandre Laurin, Director, Research (C.D. Howe Institute)
  • Minerva McCourt, Mayor of Cornwall (Town of Cornwall)
  • Steve Ogden, Mayor of Stratford (Town of Stratford)
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 12:59 PM
  • Daniel Breton, President and Chief Executive Officer (Electric Mobility Canada)
  • Brian Kingston, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
  • Toby Sanger, Executive Director (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 9:29 AM
  • Dan Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Tabatha Bull, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business)
  • Alla Drigola, Director, Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Patrick Gill, Senior Director, Tax and Financial Policy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Shannin Metatawabin, Chief Executive Officer (National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2:32 PM
  • Andre Arbour, Acting Director General, Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Benoit Cadieux, Director, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Suzanne Kennedy, Acting Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nathalie Lechasseur, Director General, Programs Integration (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Sam Millar, Director General, Corporate Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Yannick Mondy, Director, Trade and Tariff Policy, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Nicholson, Director, Broadband Policy and Regulatory Frameworks (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Omar Rajabali, Director General, Social Policy Division, Federal-Provincial Relations and Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Goran Vragovic, Director General, CARM (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Steve Watton, Manager, Policy, Canada Small Business Financing Program (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:35 AM
  • François Beaulieu, Expert Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dave Beaulne, Director General, Legislation, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Dominic DiFruscio, Senior Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Phil King, Director General, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Maude Lavoie, Director General, Business Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre LeBlanc, Director General, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Warren Light, Expert Advisor, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General, Sales Tax Legislation, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
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