Studies & Bills

Orders of Reference

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 Order of Reference Session  note  note
Bill S-24, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act
2000-10-17
Bill S-26, An Act to repeal An Act to incorporate the Western Canada Telephone Company
2000-06-28
Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 5:30 PM
  • Ralph A. Davis, Senior Counsel (Telus Communications)
  • Stewart Douglas, Vice President, Legal Services (TELUS Communications)
  • Michael Helm, Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch (Officials from Industry Canada:)
  • Millie Nickason, Counsel, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
  • Drew Olsen, Economist, Telecommunications Policy Branch (From Industry Canada)
  • Leonard St-Aubin, Senior Director, Business and Regulatory Analysis, Telecommunications Policy Branch (From Industry Canada)
Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act, the Competition Act, the Competition Tribunal Act and the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to amend another Act in consequence
2000-05-30
Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 9:10 AM
  • Nathalie Megann, Manager of Public Relations (From Air Nova, AirBC and Air Ontario)
  • Joseph D. Randell, President and CEO (From Air Nova, AirBC and Air Ontario)
  • Randall Williams, President (From the Association of Canadian Travel Agents)
Monday, June 12, 2000 at 3:00 PM
  • Dan Adamus, President, Legislative Affairs (From the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association)
  • Scott Bradley, Government Relations (From Canadian Airlines)
  • Pascal Briodin, Executive Vice President and General Director of Air France in Canada (Air France)
  • Anne Caldwell, Union representative, Canadian Regional (From Canadian Auto Workers (CAW))
  • Duncan Dee, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO (Air Canada)
  • Gary Fane, Director of Transportation (From Canadian Auto Workers (CAW))
  • Malcom Freeman, Vice President and General Manager Canada (British Airways)
  • Caroline Lavoie, Union representative, Canadian Regional (From Canadian Auto Workers (CAW))
  • Rick Lesmesurier, Union representative, Canadian Regional (From Canadian Auto Workers (CAW))
  • Stephen Markey, Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Government Affairs (From Canadian Airlines)
  • Robert Milton, President and CEO (Air Canada)
  • Pierre Orlak, Master Executive Chairman, Canadian Regional Airlines (From the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association)
  • Gilbert Poliquin, Lawyer (Air France)
  • Douglas D. Port, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations (Air Canada)
  • Robert S. Russel, Lawyer, Partner of Bordner Ladner Gervais (Also representing British Airways) (Cathay Pacific)
  • Graham Urquhart, Union representative, Canadian Regional (From Canadian Auto Workers (CAW))
  • Berni Viczko, President, Canadian Regional (From Canadian Auto Workers (CAW))
  • Robert Weeks, President, Canada Board (From the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association)
Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 5:30 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner of Official Languages (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Gavin Currie, Director General (From the Canadian Transportation Agency)
  • Bob Davis, President. (From First Air:)
  • Claude Jacques, Director, Legal Services (From the Canadian Transportation Agency)
  • Gilbert Langelier, Director, Special Investigations, Recourse, CEAC, Alternative Methods (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Jean-Claude Le Blanc, Director of Policy and Liaison (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Marian Robson, Chair (Canadian Transportation Agency)
  • Daryl Smith, President (Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd)
  • Johane Tremblay, General Counsel, Director of Legal Services (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • David Western, Director, Agreements, Tariffs and Enforcement (From the Canadian Transportation Agency)
Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at 9:30 AM
  • Richard Annan, Senior Commerce Officer (From the Competition Bureau)
  • Dave McAllister, Senior Commerce Officer (From the Competition Bureau)
  • Raymond Pierce, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Competition (From the Competition Bureau)
Monday, June 5, 2000 at 6:30 PM
  • Jennifer Hillard, Vice-President, Issues & Policy. (From the Consumer Association of Canada:)
  • Gail Lacombe, President (From the Consumers' Association of Canada)
  • Stephen C. Smith, President (From West Jet)
Monday, June 5, 2000 at 1:05 PM
  • The Honourable David Collenette, P.C., M.P., Minister (From Transport Canada:)
  • Margaret Bloodworth, Deputy Minister (Transport Canada)
  • Valérie Dufour, Director General, Air Policy and Programs Group (From Transport Canada)
  • Warren Everson, Vice President, Policy and Strategic Planning (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Michael Janigan, Executive Director (Public Interest Advocacy Centre:)
  • J. Clifford Mackay, President and Chief Executive Officer (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Serge Martel, Pilot (From the Association des gens de l'air du Québec)
  • Michael Murphy, President, Safety Interest, Advocacy Centre (From the Canadian Association of Airline Passengers)
  • Jacques E. Pigeon, General Counsel, Legal Services (From Transport Canada)
Bill S-17, An Act respecting Marine Liability, and to validate certain by-laws and regulations
2000-04-04
Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at 9:40 AM
Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 5:32 PM
  • Doug McRae, Chairman of the CBMU Legislative Committee (From the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters)
  • Arthur Payne, President (Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters)
Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at 9:06 AM
  • Gilles Bélanger, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • A. Barry Oland, President (Canadian Maritime Law Association)
  • Sonia Simard, Manager, Policy and Government Affairs (From The Shipping Federation of Canada)
Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 9:30 AM
  • Mark Gauthier, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (From Transport Canada)
  • André Pageot, Director General, Marine Policy & Programs (From Transport Canada)
  • Jerry Rysanek, Director, International Marine Policy & Liability (From Transport Canada)
Examine the state of transportation safety and security in Canada and to complete a comparative review of technical issues and legal and regulatory structures with a view to ensuring that transportation safety and security in Canada are of such high quality as to meet the needs of Canada and Canadians in the twenty-first century
2000-03-21
Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 5:35 PM
Examine the policy issues for the 2lst century in communications technology, its consequence, competition and the outcome for consumers
2000-02-23
The order in council authorizing certain major air carriers and persons to negotiate and enter into any conditional agreement
1999-10-14
Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at 5:35 PM
Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 9:35 AM
Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 9:30 AM
  • The Honourable Jean Bazin, Member of the Board of Directors. (First Air)
  • Bob Davis, President (First Air)
  • Sam Silverstone, Legal Counsel with Makivik Corporation (First Air)
  • Stephen C. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer (West Jet)
Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 1:30 PM
  • Richard Balnis, Senior Research Officer (Canadian Union of Public Employees )
  • Paul Benoit, President and Chief Executive Officer; Ottawa International Airport (Canada Airport Council)
  • Pam Bettie, Executive Assistant (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
  • Frederic F. Brace, Senior Vice President - Finance, United Airlines (Star Alliance)
  • Judy Darcy, National President (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
  • Rono J. Dutta, President, United Airlines (Star Alliance)
  • Denise Hill, President, Airline Division (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
  • Shelley A. Longmuir, Senior Vice President - International, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs (Star Alliance)
  • John Oakley, Captain, President (Air Canada Pilots Association)
  • Neil Raynor, Executive Director (Canada Airport Council)
Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 9:30 AM
  • Duncan Dee, Manager, Government Relations (Air Canada)
  • Angus J. Kinnear, President (Canada 3000)
  • Robert A. Milton, President and Chief Executive Officer (Air Canada)
  • Douglas D. Port, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations (Air Canada)
Monday, November 8, 1999 at 3:04 PM
  • Dyane Adam, Commissioner of Official Languages (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Gavin Currie, Director General, Air and Accessible Transportation Branch (Canadian Transportation Agency)
  • Gary Fane, Transportation Director (Canadian Auto Workers)
  • Gérard Finn, Director General, Policy Branch (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Mary-Jane Gravelle, Senior Analyst, Licensing and Charters Directorate. (Canadian Transportation Agency)
  • Buzz Hargrove, President (From the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW))
  • Claude Jacques, Director, Legal Services Directorate (Canadian Transportation Agency)
  • Peggy Nash, Assistant to the President; (Canadian Auto Workers)
  • Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
  • Jim Stanford, Economist, Research Department (Canadian Auto Workers)
  • Richard Tardif, Senior Legal Counsel and Director, Legal Services. (From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:)
Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 3:30 PM
  • Kevin E. Benson, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Airlines)
  • Scott Bradley, Government Relations (From Canadian Airlines)
  • Stephen Markey, Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Government Affairs (From Canadian Airlines)
Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 9:30 AM
  • Gerald Schwartz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Onex Corporation)
  • Nigel Wright, Principal (Onex Corporation)
Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 1:35 PM
  • Konrad von Finckenstein, Commissioner of Competition (Competition Bureau (Industry Canada))
  • Les Aalders, Vice President, Engineering & Maintenance. (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Richard Annan, Commerce Officer (From the Competition Bureau (Industry Canada))
  • Peter Bleyer, Executive Director, The Council of Canadians (Transport 2000)
  • Richard Elliott, Commerce Officer (Competition Bureau (Industry Canada))
  • Harry Gow, President (Transport 2000)
  • Jennifer Hillard, Vice-President, Issues & Policy (From the Consumer Association of Canada)
  • Michael Janigan, Executive Director, Public Interest, Advocacy Centre (From Transport 2000)
  • David Jeanes, Canadian Association of Airline Passengers (From Transport 2000)
  • Gail Lacombe, President (Consumers' Association of Canada)
  • Captain Steve Linthwaite, Master Executive Council Chairman, Air Ontario (Air Line Pilots Association, International)
  • Captain Michael Lynch, President, Canada Board (Air Line Pilots Association, International)
  • Cliff MacKay, President and Chief Executive Officer (From the Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Captain Bruce McConchie, Master Executive Council Chairman, Canadian Airlines (Air Line Pilots Association, International)
  • Raymond Pierce, Deputy Commissioner of Competition (From the Competition Bureau (Industry Canada))
  • Andrew Reddick, Director of Research (Transport 2000)
Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 6:05 PM
  • The Honourable David Collenette, P.C., M.P., Minister (Transport Canada)
  • Margaret Bloodworth, Deputy Minister (Transport Canada)
  • Louis Ranger, Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy (From Transport Canada)
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