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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 on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
SOCI 2020-04-11 Show Briefs
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
  • Kamil Kanji, Youth Advisor
  • 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 (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)
Pursuant to 4:03 2(2) of the Senate Administrative Rules, Allocation of Office Accommodations
SELE 2020-03-11
Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate (changes to committee membership)
SELE 2020-03-11
Pursuant to rule 12-2(2) of the Rules of the Senate (committee membership)
SELE 2020-03-11
Pursuant to rule 12-2(1)(a) of the Rules of the Senate (Speaker pro tempore)
SELE 2020-03-11
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
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, Chief Financial Officer Branch (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 )
Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021
NFFN 2020-03-11
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020
NFFN 2020-02-25 Show Briefs
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM
  • Chris Boivin, Managing Director of the Green Municipal Fund (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
  • Genevieve Charest, Translator and Communications Coordinator (Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Sofia Descalzi, National Chairperson (Canadian Federation of Students)
  • Glenn Hargrove, Assistant Deputy Minister, Major Projects Management Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Linda Hurdle, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management and Services Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Carole Saab, Executive Director, Policy and Public Affairs (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Carlo Beaudoin, Chief Financial Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Linda Cousineau, Acting Vice President, Business Innovation and Community Development Branch (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)
  • Bill Grandy, Director General, Programs (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
  • Jean-Frédéric Lafaille, Vice President, Policy and Communications (Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions)
  • Frances McRae, Assistant Deputy Minister, Small Business and Marketplace Services (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Barbara Motzney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Atiq Rahman, Director General, Canada Student Loans Program, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Elisha Ram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Anna Romano, Vice President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:02 PM
  • Annie Boudreau, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Brian Brennan, Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Indigenous Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Keith Conn, Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • 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)
  • Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations Branch (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Greg Hall, Director General Finance and Administration (Infrastructure Canada)
  • Mary-Luisa Kapelus, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Kevin Stringer, RCMP Chief Administrative Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Wayne Walsh, Director General, Northern Strategic Policy Branch (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Dennis Watters, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Joanne Wilkinson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Child and Family Services Reform Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:31 AM
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jason Jacques, Director General, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marcia Santiago, Executive Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020
NFFN 2019-12-05 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:31 AM
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 3:41 PM
  • Travis Allan, Chair, National Government Relations Committee (Electric Mobility Canada)
  • Denis Bombardier, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer (Shared Services Canada)
  • Shirley Carruthers, Director General, Financial Resource Planning and Management Bureau (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Rick Christopher, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Éric Doiron, Chief Financial Officer and Director General, Financial Management Branch (Canadian Heritage)
  • Sara Lantz, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Dinesh Mohan, Director General, Cloud Services, Chief Technology Officer Branch (Shared Services Canada)
  • General (Ret'd) W. J. Natynczyk, Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Louis-Paul Normand, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Project Management and Delivery (Shared Services Canada)
  • Jean-Stéphen Piché, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs Sector (Canadian Heritage)
  • Arun Thangaraj, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM
  • Annie Boudreau, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • 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)
  • Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Anuradha Marisetti, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Ryan Pilgrim, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services (Transport Canada)
  • Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Martin Reiher, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Darryl Sprecher, Senior Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
CIBA 2019-12-10
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:02 AM
  • Jennifer Garrett, Director General, Centre Block Rehabilitation Program, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
  • Benoit Morin, Senior Director, Public Education Program (Library of Parliament)
  • Rob Wright, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:30 AM
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:30 AM
  • 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)
  • Andrew Newman, Partner, Audit Leader (KPMG)
  • Charly Thivierge-Lortie, Senior Manager, Audit (KPMG)
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:30 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • Vanessa Bastos, Lead, People, Culture and Inclusion (Senate of Canada)
  • Catherine Beaudoin, Deputy Law Clerk and 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)
  • Colette Labrecque-Riel, Clerk Assistant and Director General (International and Interparliamentary Affairs)
  • 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 (Senate of Canada)
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • David Vatcher, Director, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
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