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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
Study matters relating to banking, trade and commerce generally, as described in rule 12-7(8)
BANC 2021-03-30
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:32 PM
  • Tiff Macklem, Governor (Bank of Canada )
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  • Bob Dugan, Chief Economist (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Greg Peterson, Assistant Chief Statistician, Economic Statistics Field (Statistics Canada)
Study matters relating to energy, environment and natural resources generally, as described in rule 12-7(12)
ENEV 2021-03-30
Study matters relating to federal estimates generally and other financial matters, as described in rule 12-7(5)
NFFN 2021-03-30
Study matters relating to fisheries and oceans generally, as stated in rule 12-7(11)
POFO 2021-03-30 Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:01 AM
  • The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jean-Guy Forgeron, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Harbour Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Robert Lamirande, Special Advisor, Indigenous Affairs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Gorazd Ruseski, Director General, Indigenous Affairs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Timothy Sargent, Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Doug Wentzell, Regional Director General, Maritimes Region (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:03 AM
  • Tracey Cutcliffe, Senior Negotiator (L'nuey)
  • Robert Jenkins, President (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association)
  • Ian MacPherson, Executive Director (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association)
  • Martin Mallet, Executive Director (Maritime Fishermen's Union)
  • Janice Maloney, Executive Director (Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:01 AM
  • Roger Augustine, Regional Chief (New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island) (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Darlene Bernard, Chief (Lennox Island First Nation)
  • George Ginnish, Chief (Eel Ground First Nation)
  • Darcy Gray, Chief (Listuguj First Nation)
  • Ross Perley, Chief (Tobique First Nation)
  • Paul Prosper, Regional Chief (Nova Scotia/Newfoundland) (Assembly of First Nations)
Study matters relating to foreign or Commonwealth relations generally, as described in rule 12-7(4)
AEFA 2021-03-30 Show Briefs
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • Stephen Brown, Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Nadine Grant, Vice President, International Programs and Business Development (Plan International Canada)
  • Valerie Percival, Associate Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Bob Rae, P.C., Ambassador and Permanent Representative-Designate of Canada to the United Nations in New York (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Andrew (Drew) Smith, Director General, International Assistance Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Joshua Tabah, Director General, Health and Nutrition, Global Issues and Development Branch (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:32 AM
  • The Honourable Karina Gould, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Development (House of Commons)
  • Denise Byrnes, Director General (Oxfam-Québec)
  • Rebecca Davidson, Head of Programs, Global Health (CARE Canada)
  • Elissa Golberg, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Barbara Grantham, President and CEO (CARE Canada)
  • Leslie MacLean, Deputy Minister, International Development (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Nicolas Moyer, President and Chief Executive Officer (Cooperation Canada)
  • Joshua Tabah, Director General, Health and Nutrition, Global Issues and Development Branch (Global Affairs Canada)
Study matters relating to human rights generally, as stated in rule 12-7(14)
RIDR 2021-03-30
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 5:03 PM
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:04 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Salma Ataullahjan, sponsor of the bill, Senate of Canada (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable David Kilgour, P.C., Representative (International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China)
Study matters relating to legal and constitutional matters generally, as described in rule 12-7(7)
LCJC 2021-03-30
Study matters relating to national defence and security generally, including veterans affairs, as stated in rule 12-7(15)
SECD 2021-03-30
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Charlotte Bastien, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Oversight and Communications (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Rick Christopher, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Nishika Jardine, Veterans Ombud (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
  • Amy Meunier, Director General, Centralized Operations (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Duane Schippers, Strategic Review and Analysis Director and Legal Advisor (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:01 PM
  • Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre, Acting Chief of the Defence Staff (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Study matters relating to official languages, as stated in rule 12-7(3)
OLLO 2021-03-30 Show Briefs
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P., Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (House of Commons)
  • Julie Boyer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Official Languages, Heritage and Regions (Canadian Heritage)
  • Isabelle Gervais, Assistant Commissioner (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Pascale Giguère, General Counsel (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Pierre Leduc, Assistant Commissioner (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Denis Racine, Director General, Official Languages (Canadian Heritage)
  • Raymond Théberge, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  • Linda Cardinal, Regional Director of the Americas, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (As an Individual)
  • Stéphanie Chouinard, Professor, Department of Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Alain Dupuis, Executive Director (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada)
  • The Honourable Joan Fraser, Board Member and former senator (Quebec Community Groups Network)
  • The Honourable Marlene Jennings, P.C., President (Quebec Community Groups Network)
  • Jean Johnson, President (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada)
  • François Larocque, Professor and Research Chair on Language Rights, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:03 PM
Study matters relating to social affairs, science and technology generally, as described in rule 12-7(9)
SOCI 2021-03-30 Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:38 PM
  • Matt Jeneroux, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, sponsor of the bill
  • Julie Kelndorfer, Director, Government and Community Relations (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)
  • Patrice Lindsay, Director, Health Systems Change (Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Matthew Musgrave, Specialist, Government Relations and Public Engagement - Canada (Heart and Stroke Foundation)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:08 PM
  • The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Iain Stewart, President (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. Michael Strong, President (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
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