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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
Examine and report on committee budget applications and make recommendations on the allocation and release of funds
BUDG 2020-11-19
Examine and report on financial matters, including proposed estimates and Senate policies
SEBS 2020-11-19
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 9:01 AM
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 1:03 PM
  • Assia Billig, Chief Actuary (Office of the Chief Actuary)
  • Simon Crabtree, Executive Director, Pension Policy and Programs (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Deborah Elder, Senior Director, Pension Policy and Stakeholder Relations (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Laurence Frappier, Managing Director, Public Pension & Insurance Programs (Office of the Chief Actuary)
  • Nadine Labrie, Director, Financial Analysis Group (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • François Lemire, Director, Public Pensions (Office of the Chief Actuary)
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:40 AM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1:03 PM
Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 9:05 AM
  • Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, Chair, Artwork & Heritage Advisory Working Group
  • Richard Denis, Interim Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments and Chief Legislative Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Philippe Hallée, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • Pascale Legault, Chief Corporate Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate
Examine and report on issues of diversity in the Senate workforce
DVSC 2020-11-19
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:57 PM
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 4:39 PM
Examine and report on issues related to human resources in the Senate
HRRH 2020-11-19
Examine and report on issues related to Senate communications
COMS 2020-11-19
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:01 PM
Motion to fill the position of Speaker pro tempore by means of a secret ballot
SELE 2020-11-19
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:21 PM
Study and report on the program of work for the Long-Term Vision and Plan for the parliamentary precinct
LTVP 2020-11-19
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:03 AM
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Carl Dubé, Director General, LTVP, Project Management & Delivery, Parliament Precinct Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:34 AM
  • Shirley Blumberg, Member, Architect (Centre Block Independent Design Review Panel)
  • Michael Brennan, Chief Executive Officer (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada)
  • Rocque Gameiro, Director General, Program, Portfolio and Relationship Management, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Anya Lisowski, Director General, Strategic Engagement and Change Management Sector (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Peter Rugeirro, Design Principal (CENTRUS)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:33 AM
  • Rocque Gameiro, Director General, Program, Portfolio and Relationship Management, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10:31 AM
  • Ceri Au, Manager, Creative and Digital Content, Senate Communications (Senate of Canada)
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Josée Labelle, Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
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)
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, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  • Shaila Anwar, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Marie-Eve Belzile, Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Diane McCullagh, Chief Human Resources Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, Chair, Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator David M. Wells, Chair, Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Martine Bergeron, Manager of Procurement, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament, Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Ontario (House of Commons)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Jeremy LeBlanc, Acting Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, Chair, Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, People, Culture and Inclusion Lead, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Charles Feldman, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Geneviève Garneau, Senior Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair, Subcommittee on Diversity (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)
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Anne Burgess, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Julie Lacroix, Director, Corporate Security Directorate (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)
  • Alyson Queen, Chief of Staff , Chief Corporate Services Officer and Clerk of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (Senate of Canada)
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)
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