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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
Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
TRCM 2021-06-29
Study and report on the cumulative positive and negative impacts of resource extraction and development, and their effects on environmental, economic and social considerations
ENEV 2021-06-29
Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)
LCJC 2021-06-28
Bill C-204, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste)
ENEV 2021-06-22
Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum (voting age)
LCJC 2021-06-22
Bill S-227, An Act respecting a National Ribbon Skirt Day
APPA 2021-06-21
Bill C-237, An Act to establish a national framework for diabetes
SOCI 2021-06-08
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:02 PM
  • Dr. Monjur Chowdhury, Founding Executive Director (Pro-active Education for All Children's Enrichment)
  • Jocelyn W. Formsma, Executive Director (National Association of Friendship Centres)
  • Kimberley Hanson, Executive Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
  • Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, sponsor of the bill
Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
APPA 2021-06-03
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Bill S-220, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)
AGFO 2021-06-03
Study on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
SOCI 2021-06-03
Examine and propose to the Senate, amendments to the Rules in relation to the composition of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators
RPRD 2021-06-02
Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Judith G. Seidman, Chair, Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators
  • The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair, Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators
Examine the subject matter of Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050
ENEV 2021-06-02 Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:05 AM
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2:02 PM
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:02 PM
  • Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, Lawyer, doctoral student and member of the legal committee (Quebec Environmental Law Centre)
  • Anne-Sophie Doré, Lawyer (Quebec Environmental Law Centre)
  • Paul Fauteux, Attorney and accredited mediator and arbitrator (As an Individual)
  • Christophe McGlade, Head of Energy Supply Unit (International Energy Agency)
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:02 AM
  • Dr. Joy Agnew, Director, Applied Research, Centre of Innovation, Olds College (As an Individual)
  • Denis Bolduc, Secretary General (Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec)
  • Caroline Brouillette, Policy Analyst (Climate Action Network Canada)
  • Joyce Hall, Co-chair (JustEarth)
  • Dr. Aaron Henry, Senior Director, Natural Resources and Sustainable Growth (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Corinne Le Quéré, Professor, Climate Change Science, University of East Anglia (As an Individual)
  • Amanda Reed, Director of Strategic Partnerships (Nature United)
  • Dr. Judith Sayers, President (Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council)
  • Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director (Indigenous Climate Action)
  • Dana Tizya-Tramm, Chief (Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)
  • David Wright, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 12:02 PM
  • The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P, Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Alan Andrews, Program Director, Climate (Ecojustice)
  • Émile Boisseau-Bouvier, Analyst, Climate Policy (Équiterre)
  • Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer (West Coast Environmental Law)
  • Monica Gattinger, Full Professor and Director, Positive Energy, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Kelly Martin, Doctor and Epidemiologist (For Our Kids - Montreal)
  • Michael McSweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer (Cement Association of Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Director General, Corporate Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Douglas Nevison, Assistant Deputy Minister, Climate Change Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Marc-André Viau, Director, Government Relations (Équiterre)
  • Laure Waridel, Co-Instigator (Mothers Step In)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:06 AM
  • Bridget Doyle, Environment and Climate Change Group Leader, Neegan Burnside (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
  • Leah George-Wilson, Chief (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
  • Shannon Joseph, Vice-President, Government Relations and Indigenous Affairs (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Lisa Tssessaze, Director, Dene Lands and Resource Management (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation)
  • Dan Wicklum, Chief Executive Officer (The Transition Accelerator)
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:02 AM
  • Samuel Millar, Director General, Corporate Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Vincent Ngan, Director General, Horizontal Policy, Engagement and Coordination (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Bill S-230, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians)
SOCI 2021-06-01 Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • Alec Attfield, Director General, Citizenship Branch, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Don Chapman, Head (Lost Canadians)
  • The Honourable Senator Yonah Martin, sponsor of the bill
  • Catherine Scott, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
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 2021-06-01
Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation)
AGFO 2021-05-27 Show Briefs
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Shawn Porter, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  • Brian Janzen, Senior Tax Manager (Deloitte)
  • Larry Maguire, M.P., Brandon—Souris, sponsor of the bill
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice President, National Affairs and Partnerships (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Scott Ross, Assistant Executive Director (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Dr. Rick Williams, Research Director (Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters)
Bill C-210, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ and tissue donors)
SOCI 2021-05-27
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  • Len Webber, Member of Parliament for Calgary Confederation, sponsor of the bill
Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave)
SOCI 2021-05-27
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:02 PM
  • Dr. Monjur Chowdhury, Founding Executive Director (Pro-active Education for All Children's Enrichment)
  • Jocelyn W. Formsma, Executive Director (National Association of Friendship Centres)
  • Kimberley Hanson, Executive Director, Federal Affairs (Diabetes Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Mobina S. B. Jaffer, sponsor of the bill
  • Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, sponsor of the bill
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)
Bill C-228, An Act to establish a federal framework to reduce recidivism
SECD 2021-05-27 Show Briefs
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2:04 PM
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Richard Bragdon, M.P., Tobique-Mactaquac, Sponsor of the Bill
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Carmen Long, Director General, Offender Programs and Reintegration Branch (Correctional Service of Canada)
  • The Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Endowed Chair in Native Studies, St. Thomas University, Former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • Julie Thompson, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections, Criminal Justice and Aboriginal Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
Study on the future of workers in Canada
SOCI 2021-05-27
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022
NFFN 2021-05-27 Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:28 AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 2:36 PM
  • Romy Bowers, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Alexis Conrad, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Janet Goulding, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Security and Social Development Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Karen Hall, Director General, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Michael MacPhee, Director General, Employment Insurance Benefits Processing (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Atiq Rahman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Learning Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Elisha Ram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Karen Robertson, Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Rachel Wernick, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Lisa Williams, Chief Financial Officer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:38 AM
  • Kelley Blanchette, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Brigadier-General Krista Brodie, Vice-President, Logistics and Operations (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Keith Conn, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Brigitte Diogo, Vice-President, Health Sciences and Regional Operations (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Cindy Evans, Acting Vice-President, Emergency Management (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Martin Krumins, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Gail Mitchell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Vice-President, Infectious Disease and Prevention and Control Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • David Peckham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs Sector and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Danielle White, Special Advisor, Regional Operations Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Darlene Bess, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Management Directorate, Corporate Services Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Karen Cahill, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Galen Countryman, Director General, Federal-Provincial Relations, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Evelyn Dancey, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Roger Ermuth, Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Rod Greenough, Executive Director, Expenditure Strategies and Estimates (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Patrick Halley, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, International Trade and Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Soren Halverson, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Glenn Purves, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Sonya Read, Acting Assistant Secretary, Digital and Services Policy (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Tolga Yalkin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Workplace Policies and Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)
BANC 2021-05-25 Show Briefs
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:02 AM
  • Donald Bourgeois, Barrister and Solicitor (As an Individual)
  • Stewart Groumoutis, Director, eGaming (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)
  • Paul Melia, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport)
  • Tracy Parker, Director, Standards and Accreditation, RG Check (Responsible Gambling Council)
  • David Phillips, Chief Operating Officer (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario)
  • Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer (Responsible Gambling Council)
  • Jamie Wiebe, Director, Player Health (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  • Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner (Canadian Football League)
  • Paul Burns, President and CEO (Canadian Gaming Association)
  • Gina Deer, Chief (Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke)
  • Zane Hansen, President and CEO (Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Association)
  • Ross Montour, Chief (Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke)
Bill S-207, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (independence of the judiciary)
LCJC 2021-05-25
Bill S-208, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal a regulation
LCJC 2021-05-25
Bill S-212, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors)
LCJC 2021-05-25
Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources)
NFFN 2021-05-25
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:38 AM
  • Kelley Blanchette, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Economic Development (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Brigadier-General Krista Brodie, Vice-President, Logistics and Operations (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Keith Conn, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Brigitte Diogo, Vice-President, Health Sciences and Regional Operations (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Cindy Evans, Acting Vice-President, Emergency Management (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Martin Krumins, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Gail Mitchell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Vice-President, Infectious Disease and Prevention and Control Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • David Peckham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs Sector and Partnerships Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Philippe Thompson, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer (Indigenous Services Canada)
  • Danielle White, Special Advisor, Regional Operations Sector (Indigenous Services Canada)
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:32 AM
  • Terrance S. Carter, Managing Partner, Carters Law Firm (As an Individual)
  • Blaine Langdon, Director, Charities Section, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Bruce MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer (Imagine Canada)
  • Tony Manconi, Director General, Charities Directorate, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Gloria Novovic, Policy Lead (Cooperation Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Ratna Omidvar, sponsor of the bill
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