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Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred  note  note
Bill S-235, An Act to amend the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act (investments)
AEFA (2017-06-13)
Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate)
SOCI (2017-06-08)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey, sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
  • Joanne Larocque-Poirier, Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary (Canada Council for the Arts)
  • The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, former senator (As an Individual)
Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts
SECD (2017-05-30)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:03 AM
  • Anil Kapoor, Barrister, Kapoor Barristers (As an Individual)
  • Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
  • The Right Honourable Sir Malcolm Rifkind, KCMG, P.C., Q.C., Former Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (UK) (As an Individual)
  • Charles Robert, Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments (The Senate of Canada)
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  • Ryan Alford, Assistant Professor, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Tony Clement, P.C., M.P., House of Commons, Official Opposition Critic to the Bill (As an Individual)
  • Michael Doucet, Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Richard Evans, Senior Director, Operations (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Craig Forcese, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • J. William Galbraith, Executive Director (Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner)
  • Derek Lee, Former Member of Parliament (As an Individual)
  • Christian Leuprecht, Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Hayley McNorton, Research Assistant, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Ian McPhail, Chair (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Tim McSorley, National Coordinator (International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group)
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe, Commissioner (Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner)
  • Kent Roach, Professor, Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Craig Scott, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (As an Individual)
  • Darryl Sitka, Research Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • Errol Mendes, Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law, , University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Wesley K. Wark, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:59 PM
  • The Honourable Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism (Small Business and Tourism)
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Malcolm Brown, Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
  • Lieutenant-General (Retired) the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Ian McCowan, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Governance (Privy Council Office)
  • The Honourable Hugh Segal, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Heather Sheehy, Director of Operations, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
NFFN (2017-05-18)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:34 AM
  • The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  • Stephen Gagnon, Director General, Specific Claims Branch, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Charles MacArthur, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations and Assisted Housing (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Doug Murphy, Director General, Social Policy , Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Darryl Sprecher, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Thompson, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer, Finances, Results and Delivery Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Wojo Zielonka, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence entitled UN Deployment: Prioritizing commitments at home and abroad, tabled in the Senate on November 28, 2016
SECD (2017-05-16)
Document entitled Proposals to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect
LCJC (2017-05-11)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Mélanie Beaudoin, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Service Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Jean-Charles Bélanger, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel (Legislation), Legislative Services Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Dominique D'Allaire, Director, Corporate, Insolvency and Competition Directorate (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mala Khanna, Deputy Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Jacqueline Yost, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Services Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
To prepare amendments to the Senate Administrative Rules to provide all groups (caucuses) of senators with funding for a secretariat and research projects, regardless of whether the caucuses are organized with or without political affiliations.
CIBA (2017-05-11)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director, Property and Services Directorate (The Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (The Senate of Canada)
  • Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel and Chief Parliamentary Precinct Services Officer (The Senate of Canada)
  • S. Suzie Seo, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (The Senate of Canada)
The subject matter of all of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
NFFN (2017-05-08) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  • Barbara Feit, Treasurer (Alberta Small Brewers Association)
  • Catherine Paradis, Senior Research and Policy Analyst (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)
  • Jeremias N. Paul Jr., Coordinator, Tobacco Control Economics (World Health Organization)
  • John E. Peller, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (Andrew Peller Limited)
  • Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (World Health Organization)
  • Frédérick Tremblay, President (Association des microbrasseries du Québec)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:48 PM
  • Luke Harford, President (Beer Canada)
  • Asha Hingorani, Director, Government Affairs (Canadian Vintners Association)
  • Joyce Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs (Restaurants Canada)
  • Jan H. Westcott, President and CEO (Spirits Canada)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:48 PM
  • Mostafa Askari, Deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Sahir Khan, Executive Vice-President, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Mark Mahabir, General Counsel and Director of Policy for PBO (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Geneviève Tellier, Full Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:19 PM
  • Don Booth, Director, Strategic Policy (Privy Council Office)
  • Roger Ermuth, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marie-Hélène Lévesque, Executive Director, Cost Recovery (Transport Canada)
  • Nathalie Meilleur, Senior Director, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mary O'Connor, Legal Counsel (Transport Canada)
  • Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Privy Council Office)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:33 AM
  • Pat Breton, Director General, Procurement and Vendor Relationships (Shared Services Canada)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anne David, Advisor/Economist, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • James Greene, Senior Advisor, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Leblanc, Director, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Trevor McGowan, Senior Legislative Chief, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Senior Legislative Chief, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • David Moore, Director, Program Design, Canada Education Savings Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nicolas Moreau, Director, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Christine Nagy, Senior Strategic Planning Advisor, Canada Education Savings Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Acting Director General, Canada Student Loans Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • James Wu, Chief, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 1 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
AEFA (2017-05-08)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Eudoro Antonio González Dellán, Member of Parliament and Head of the Venezuelan delegation to the Parliament of Mercosur "Parlasur" (National Assembly of Venezuela)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:32 AM
  • Jean Bédard, Q.C., Member and Acting Chairperson (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
  • Laura Bourns, Senior Economist, Trade Rules, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Nick Covelli, Executive Director (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
  • Patrick Halley, Director, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Darryl Larson, Acting Director General, Trade and Anti-dumping Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 10 and 17 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
LCJC (2017-05-08)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:33 AM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  • Eric Advokaat, Senior Director, Occupational Health and Safety, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Ginette Brazeau, Chairperson (Canada Industrial Relations Board)
  • Derrick Hynes, Executive Director (FETCO)
  • Mike Luff, Senior Researcher (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Gary Robertson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Acting Manager, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Hassan Yussuff, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Margaret Bloodworth, Commissioner, Quadrennial Commission (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Adair Crosby, Senior Counsel / Deputy Director, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice)
  • Anna Dekker, Counsel, Judicial Affairs, Courts and Tribunal Policy (Department of Justice)
  • Marc Giroux, Deputy Commissioner (Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs)
  • Peter Griffin, Commissioner, Quadrennial Commission (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Louise Meagher, Executive Director (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Gil Rémillard, Chair, Quadrennial Commission (Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission)
  • Laurie Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.