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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 2021-12-16
Examine and report on issues related to human resources in the Senate
HRRH 2021-12-15
Bill S-211, An Act to enact the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act and to amend the Customs Tariff
RIDR 2021-12-14
Study on the application of the Official Languages Act and of the regulations and directives made under it, within those institutions subject to the Act
OLLO 2021-12-14
Bill S-207, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle
LCJC 2021-12-09
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre J. Dalphond, sponsor of the bill
Bill S-209, An Act respecting Pandemic Observance Day
SOCI 2021-12-09
Bill S-219, An Act respecting a National Ribbon Skirt Day
APPA 2021-12-09
Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)
AGFO 2021-12-09
Bill S-203, An Act respecting a federal framework on autism spectrum disorder
SOCI 2021-12-08
Bill S-210, An Act to restrict young persons' online access to sexually explicit material
LCJC 2021-12-08 Show Briefs
Supervise and report on the Senate’s internal and external audits and related matters
AOVS 2021-12-02
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022
NFFN 2021-12-02 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 1:31 PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2:03 PM
  • Lieutenant-General Frances Allen, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Nelson Barbosa, Acting Director General, Community Infrastructure Branch, Regional Operations (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Serge Beaudoin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Darlene Bess, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Annie Boyer, Director General, Financial Planning and Management, and Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Julien Castonguay, Director General, Strategic Policy, Planning and Information, 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)
  • John Daley, Chief Financial Officer (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anne David, Director, Corporate Finance and Asset Management (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Christopher Duschenes, Director General, Economic Policy Development Branch, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Gillian Frost, Executive Director, South Asia Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Catherine Lappe, Assistant Deputy Minister, Child and Family Services Reform Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Georgina Lloyd, Director General, Implementation Branch, Implementation Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Chantal Marin-Comeau, Director General, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Secretariat (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Sam Millar, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Anick Ouellette, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology Branch (Global Affairs Canada)
  • David Peckham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs Sector and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Bradley Recker, Director, Fiscal Policy Division , Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Martin Reiher, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Stephen Salewicz, Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Andrew Smith, Director General, International Assistance Policy (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Joshua Tabah, Director General, Health and Nutrition (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Martin Tabi, Director General, International Finance and Development Division, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • James Wu, Senior Director, Debt Management, Funds Management Division, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 10:02 AM
  • Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jill Giswold, Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jason Jacques, Director General, Costing and Budgetary Analysis (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Andrea Johnston, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation Canada (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Étienne-René Massie, Director General, Small Business Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Douglas McConnachie, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Nipun Vats, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Research Sector (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Kaitlyn Vanderwees, Analyst (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:03 PM
  • The Honourable Mona Fortier, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Annie Boudreau, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Marie-Chantal Girard, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Employee Relations and Total Compensation (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Rod Greenough, Executive Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Roch Huppé, Comptroller General of Canada (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Sonya Read, Acting Assistant Secretary, Digital and Services Policy (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
The subject matter of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code
SOCI 2021-12-02 Show Briefs
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:45 PM
  • The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour)
  • Andrew Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Sandra Hassan, Deputy Minister of Labour (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Derrick Hynes, President and CEO (Federally Regulated Employers, Transportation and Communications)
  • Deena Ladd, Executive Director (Workers' Action Centre)
  • Chandra Pasma, Senior Research Officer (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM
  • Bea Bruske, President (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Dr. Monika Dutt, Member (Decent Work and Health Network)
  • Rebecca Gordon, Organizer (Canadian Restaurant Workers Coalition)
  • Jasmin Guénette, Vice-President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Aden Hamza, Policy Lead (Canadian Nurses Association)
  • Gil McGowan, President (Alberta Federation of Labour)
  • Michael Villeneuve, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Nurses Association)
The subject matter of clauses 1 to 5 contained in Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code
LCJC 2021-12-02 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre J. Dalphond, sponsor of the bill
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 1:02 PM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Laurie Wright, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
Make recommendations on issues relating to the scheduling of committee meetings, the coordination, facilitation and enhancement of hybrid meetings, and the duration of membership on committees
SELE 2021-11-25
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:32 PM
Pursuant to 4:03 2(2) of the Senate Administrative Rules, Allocation of Office Accommodations
SELE 2021-11-25
Pursuant to rule 12-2(2) of the Rules of the Senate (committee membership)
SELE 2021-11-25
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:32 PM
Pursuant to rule 12-2(4)(b) of the Rules of the Senate (changes to committee membership)
SELE 2021-11-25
Pursuant to rule 12-7(1), consideration of financial and administrative matters
CIBA 2021-11-22
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  • Shaila Anwar, Clerk Assistant, Committees Directorate
  • The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey
  • Anne Burgess, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
  • Tamara Dolan, Curator, Heritage and Curatorial Services
  • Élise Hurtubise-Loranger, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate
  • Linda Sabourin, Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness, Human Resources Directorate
  • The Honourable Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain
Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 11:31 AM
  • Shaila Anwar, Clerk Assistant, Committees Directorate
  • Anne Burgess, Senior Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
  • Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate
  • Geneviève Garneau, Senior Advisor, Talent Management, Human Resources Directorate
  • Suzie Gignac, Partner, Assurance (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Pierre Lanctôt, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Procurement Directorate
  • Isabel-Andrée Lavigne, Director, People, Culture and Inclusion, Human Resources Directorate
  • The Honourable Senator Lucie Moncion, Chair, Subcommittee on the Senate Estimates
  • Caroline Morency, Director General, Property and Services Directorate
  • The Honourable Senator Donald Neil Plett, Chair, Subcommittee on Long Term Vision and Plan
  • Marc-André Roy, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
  • Celina Salamani, Senior Accountant, Assurance Service (Ernst & Young LLP)
Study and report on the program of work for the Long-Term Vision and Plan for the parliamentary precinct
LTVP 2021-11-22
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 4:32 PM
  • 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)
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