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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
Government response to the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled: "Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s Value-Added Food Sector", deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on July 15, 2019, during the first session of the Forty-second Parliament
AGFO 2020-07-21
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
NFFN 2020-06-16
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11:26 AM
  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Graham Flack, Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Benoît Robidoux, Associate Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:09 AM
  • Carlo Beaudoin, Chief Financial Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Gini Bethell, Assistant Deputy Minister, HR-to-Pay Program Office (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Rob Chambers, Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Cheri Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Troy Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Eric Dagenais, Vice-President (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Kimberly Elmslie, Vice-President, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Nancy Fitchett, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Major-General Hercule Gosselin, Chief of Program (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lorenzo Ieraci, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Douglas McConnachie, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Marty Muldoon, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Neil Parry, Vice-President, Service Delivery (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Dr. Guillaume Poliquin, Acting Scientific Director General (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Michael Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Mark Schaan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Innovation Policy Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Sally Thornton, Vice-President, Health Security Infrastructure Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Examine and report on committee budget applications and make recommendations on the allocation and release of funds
BUDG 2020-05-14
Examine and report on financial matters, including proposed estimates and Senate policies
SEBS 2020-05-14
Examine and report on issues related to human resources in the Senate
HRRH 2020-05-14
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:50 PM
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Monday, June 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Oversee, direct and report on the internal audit function
AUDT 2020-05-14
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:06 PM
  • Joseph Carpinone, Partner and Vice President (RCGT Consulting Inc.)
  • Shayna Miller, Director (RCGT Consulting Inc.)
  • Marco Perron, Partner and CEO (RCGT Consulting Inc.)
Study and report on the program of work for the Long-Term Vision and Plan for the parliamentary precinct
LTVP 2020-05-14
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Acting Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Duncan Retson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:02 AM
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Josée Labelle, Acting 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)
  • Duncan Retson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:13 PM
  • 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, Acting Director, LTVP & Accommodation (Senate of Canada)
  • Chantale Lamarche, Communications Advisor, Senate Communications (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)
Study on a) certain elements of Bill C-13, An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19; b) the provisions and operations of Bill C-14, A second Act respecting measures in response to COVID-19; and, c) the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences
NFFN 2020-04-11 Show Briefs
Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:37 PM
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11:26 AM
  • The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Graham Flack, Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Benoît Robidoux, Associate Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Monday, June 15, 2020 at 3:19 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Leah Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alexis Conrad, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Evelyn Dancey, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Programs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Cliff Groen, Assistant Deputy Minister, Benefits Delivery Services (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Suzy McDonald, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Elisha Ram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Geoff Trueman, Assistant Commissioner, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Frank Vermaeten, Assistant Commissioner, Assessment, Benefit and Service Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2:32 PM
  • Harold Calla, Executive Chair (First Nations Financial Management Board)
  • Pierre Céré, Spokesperson (Conseil national des chômeurs et chômeuses)
  • Bryn de Chastelain, Board Chair (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)
  • Dr. Evelyn Forget, Professor, University of Manitoba (As an Individual)
  • C.T. (Manny) Jules, Chief Commissioner (First Nations Tax Commission)
  • Shannin Metatawabin, Chief Executive Officer (National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association)
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2:30 PM
  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Keith Currie, First Vice-President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Yves-Thomas Dorval, President and Chief Executive Officer (Quebec Employers Council)
  • Martha Durdin, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Marcel Groleau, President General (Union des producteurs agricoles)
  • Darren Hannah, Vice-President, Finance, Risk, and Prudential Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Michael Hatch, Vice-President, Government Relations (Canadian Credit Union Association)
  • Daniel Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Norma Kozhaya, Research Vice-President and Chief Economist (Quebec Employers Council)
  • Paul Lansbergen, President (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Stephen Laskowski, President (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Mike McNaney, President and Chief Executive Officer (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • Neil Parmenter, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Scott Ross, Assistant Executive Director (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Joseph Sparling, Member of the Board of Directors (Northern Air Transport Association)
  • Dr. Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist and Vice-President, Policy and Advocacy (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • David Tougas, Economy and Trade Coordinator, Agricultural Research and Policy Branch (Union des producteurs agricoles)
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 2:36 PM
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Sloane Mask, Director, Parliamentary Relations and Planning (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Stephen S. Poloz, Governor (Bank of Canada)
  • Carolyn A. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor (Bank of Canada)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:43 PM
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Programs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Geoff Trueman, Assistant Commissioner, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Frank Vermaeten, Assistant Commissioner, Assessment, Benefit and Service Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 3:05 PM
  • Alexis Conrad, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Evelyn Dancey, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Catherine Demers, Director General, Youth and Skills Innovation Directorate (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Cliff Groen, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Soren Halverson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Andrew Marsland, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Suzy McDonald, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Elisha Ram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Patricia Wilson, Director General, Program Operations Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Study on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
SOCI 2020-04-11 Show Briefs
Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:35 AM
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:44 AM
  • The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health (Health Canada)
  • Major-General Marc Bilodeau, Deputy Surgeon General / Director General of Clinical Services, Canadian Forces Health Services Group (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Brigadier-General Lise Bourgon, Director General, Operations, Canadian Joint Operations Command (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Siddika Mithani, President (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Tina Namiesniowski, President (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Dr. Michael Strong, President (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
  • Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:32 AM
  • Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (As an Individual)
  • Jodi Hall, Chair (Canadian Association for Long Term Care)
  • Dr. Réjean Hébert, Professor and Geriatrician, School of Public Health, University of Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Marissa Lennox, Chief Policy Officer (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)
  • Laura Tamblyn Watts, President and Chief Executive Officer (CanAge)
  • Dr. Roger Wong, Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Sara L. Austin, Founder and CEO (Children First Canada)
  • Emily Gruenwoldt, President and CEO (Children's Healthcare Canada)
  • Katherine Hay, President and CEO (Kids Help Phone)
  • Kiah Heneke-Flindall, Youth Advisor (Children First Canada)
  • Kamil Kanji, Youth Advisor (Children First Canada)
  • Dr. Patrick McGrath, Chair of the Board (Strongest Families Institute)
  • Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, Physician-in-Chief (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Dr. Georgina Zahirney, President (Canadian Psychiatric Association)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Daniel Boyer, President (Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec)
  • Jerry Dias, National President (Unifor)
  • Miranda Ferrier, President, Canadian Support Workers Association, Ontario Personal Support Workers Association (Canadian Support Workers Association)
  • Syed Hussan, Executive Director (Migrant Workers Alliance for Change)
  • Deena Ladd, Executive Director (Workers' Action Centre)
  • Jeff Wilkins, National President (Union of Canadian Correctional Officers)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:32 AM
  • Dr. Claire Betker, President (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Dr. Sandy Buchman, President (Canadian Medical Association)
  • Dr. Shelita Dattani, Director, Practice Development and Knowledge Translation (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Pierre Poirier, Executive Director (Paramedic Association of Canada)
  • Dr. Barry Power, Senior Director, Digital Content (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
  • Dr. Margaret Tromp, President (Society of Rural Physicians of Canada)
  • Dr. Cornelia Wieman, President (Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:32 AM
  • Colleen Barnes, Vice-President, Policy & Programs Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Josée Bégin, Director General, Labour Market, Education and Socio-Economic Well-Being
  • Nathalie Durand, Executive Director, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Market and Industry Services Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Cindy Evans, Acting Vice-President, Emergency Management (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Ron Gravel, Director, Centre for Population Health Data
  • Lorenzo Ieraci, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Theresa Iuliano, Vice-President, Operations Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Karen Mihorean, Director General, Census Subject Matter, Social Insights, Integration and Innovation (Statistics Canada)
  • Michael Mills, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property Services (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Pierre Sabourin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Carla St. Croix, Executive Director, Strategic Integration and Competitiveness Policy, Strategic Policy Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Kendal Weber, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
NFFN 2020-03-11
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