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 C-59, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unauthorized recording of a movie)
2007-06-18
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 6:40 PM
  • The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Patricia Neri, Director General, Copyright Policy (Canadian Heritage)
  • Michael Zigayer, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Department of Industry User Fees Proposal for a spectrum licence fee for broadband public safety communications in bands 4940-4990 MHz
2007-05-29
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:32 AM
  • Jim Buggs, General Manager, Car Management (Canadian Pacific)
  • Cliff Mackey, President (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Claudio Minello, General Manager, International (Canadian Pacific)
  • Paul D. Waite, Vice-President, IMX (CN)
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 6:15 PM
  • Michael Binder, Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum Information Technologies and Telecommunications (Industry Canada)
  • Peter Hill, Director, Spectrum Management Operations (Industry Canada)
  • Nadia Lombardi, Manager, Operational Policy (Industry Canada)
  • Glenn Sheskay, Counsel, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
2007-03-28
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 6:15 PM
  • David Bailey, Director, National Air Services Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Alain Langlois, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 6:17 PM
  • Joseph Galimberti, Director, Government Relations (Air Canada)
  • Cliff Mackey, President (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Claude Mongeau, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (Canadian National Railway Company)
  • Jean Patenaude, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian National Railway Company)
  • Mike McNaney, Vice-President, Government Relations (WestJet)
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • John Jensen, Manager, Transit Support (City of Ottawa)
  • Bob Shouldice, Outside Legal Counsel (City of Ottawa)
  • Barry Townsend, Manager, Light Rail Implementation (City of Ottawa)
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 6:15 PM
  • Bob Ballantyne, President (Canadian Industrial Transportation Association)
  • Cam Dahl, Director of Government Relations, Agricore United (Western Grain Elevator Association)
  • Avrim Lazar, President and CEO (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Ian May, Chair (Western Canadian Shippers' Coalition)
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 9:30 AM
  • John D. Bodrug, Vice Chair, National Competition Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Michael Pepper, President and CEO, Travel Industry Council of Ontario (Travellers' Protection Initiative)
  • Christiane Théberge, President and CEO, Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) (Travellers' Protection Initiative)
  • Tamra L. Thomson, Director, Legislation and Law Reform (Canadian Bar Association)
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 6:33 PM
  • The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Brigita Gravitis-Beck, Director General, Air Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Alain Langlois, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
Examine and report on the objectives, operation and governance of the Canadian Television Fund
2007-02-08
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 9:38 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 6:20 PM
  • Cynthia Rathwell, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs (Star Choice Communications Inc.)
  • Ken Stein, Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (Shaw Communications Inc.)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • Sylvain Lafrance, Executive Vice-President, French Services (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice-President, English Television (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 6:27 PM
  • Pierre Lampron, Vice-President, Institutional Relations (Quebecor Media Inc.)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 9:36 AM
  • Jacques Blain, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors (Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec)
  • Michèle Fortin, President and CEO (Télé-Québec)
  • Scott Garvie, Member, Board of Directors (Canadian Film and Television Production Association)
  • Vincent Leduc, Chair, Board of Directors (Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec)
  • Mario Mota, Senior Director, Broadcasting Relations and Research (Canadian Film and Television Production Association)
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 9:32 AM
  • Douglas Barrett, Chairman of the Board (Canadian Television Fund)
  • Stéphane Cardin, Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Relations (Canadian Television Fund)
  • Michel Carter, Member of the Board of Directors (Canadian Television Fund)
  • Kathy Corcoran, Director of Research (Canadian Television Fund)
  • Valerie Creighton, President (Canadian Television Fund)
  • Robin Mirsky, Member of the Board of Directors (Canadian Television Fund)
Government Response, dated November 23, 2006, to the second report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications entitled: Final report on the Canadian News Media
2006-11-28
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 6:37 PM
  • The Honourable Bev Oda, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage ()
  • Jean-Pierre Blais, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs (Canadian Heritage)
  • Amanda Cliff, Director General, Broadcasting Policy and Programs Branch (Canadian Heritage)
Bill C-3, An Act respecting international bridges and tunnels and making a consequential amendment to another Act
2006-10-24
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 9:35 AM
  • Evelyn Marcoux, Director General, Surface Infrastructure Programs (Transport Canada)
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 6:15 PM
  • Brian E. Hicks, Director, Bridge Policy and Programs (Transport Canada:)
  • Alain Langlois, Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada:)
  • Evelyn Marcoux, Director General, Surface Infrastructure Programs (Transport Canada:)
  • Kaarina Stiff, Environmental Assessment Project Manager, Surface Infrastructure Programs (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 9:35 AM
  • Phil Benson, Lobbyist (Teamsters Canada:)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Skip McMahon, Executive Director of External Affairs (Canadian Transit Company:)
  • Matthew Moroun, Vice-Chairman (Centra Inc.:)
  • Dan Stamper, President (Canadian Transit Company:)
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 12:05 PM
  • David Estrin, Legal Counsel (City of Windsor:)
  • His Worship Eddie Francis, Mayor (City of Windsor:)
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Thomas E. Garlock, President (Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association:)
  • Ron Rienas, General Manager, Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association)
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 6:45 PM
  • Honourable Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Brian E. Hicks, Director, Bridge Policy and Programs (Transport Canada:)
  • Alain Langlois, Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada:)
  • Evelyn Marcoux, Director General, Surface Infrastructure Programs (Transport Canada:)
New Fees for Services Provided by Industry Canada Relating to Telecommunications and Radio Apparatus, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2)
2006-09-26
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Dean Beyea, Chief, Trade in Goods, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance (Finance Canada:)
  • Sylvie Larose, Policy Analyst, Trade in Goods, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance (Finance Canada:)
  • Geoffrey MacMillan, Tax Policy Officer, General Operations and Border Issues, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Finance Canada:)
  • Brent Patten, Manager of the Carrier and Cargo Policy Unit, Commercial Policy Division within the Border and Compliance Programs Directorate in Admissibility Branch (Canada Border Services Agency:)
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Claude Beaudoin, Lab Director, Certification, Engineering Bureau Engineering Bureau (Industry Canada)
  • Efrain Guevara, Manager, Interconnection Standards, Telecom Engineering and Certification (Industry Canada)
  • Glenn Sheskay, Counsel (Justice Canada)
Examine and report on current and potential future containerized freight traffic handled at, and major inbound and outbound markets served by, Canada’s Pacific Gateway container ports, east coast container ports and central container ports and current and appropriate future policies relating thereto
2006-05-11
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:32 AM
  • Jim Buggs, General Manager, Car Management (Canadian Pacific)
  • Cliff Mackey, President (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Claudio Minello, General Manager, International (Canadian Pacific)
  • Paul D. Waite, Vice-President, IMX (CN)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • John Best, Executive Director (Southern Ontario Gateway Council)
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 6:15 PM
  • John Vickerman, Founding Principal (TranSystems)
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 1:35 PM
  • Roger Carré, General Manager (Termont Terminal Inc.)
  • Robert Desrochers, Comptroller (Termont Terminal Inc)
  • Kevin M. Doherty, Chief Executive Officer (Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership)
  • Michael Fratianni, Chief Financial Officer (Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership)
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 9:01 AM
  • Michael H. Broad, President (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Richard (Dick) Corfe, President and Chief Executive Officer (St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation)
  • Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory (Centre for Research on Transportation)
  • Anne Legars, Political Director, Governmental Affairs (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Nicole Trépanier, Executive Director, Armateurs du Saint-Laurent (Quebec Shortsea Shipping Roundtable)
Monday, May 14, 2007 at 2:34 PM
  • Jean-Luc Bédard, Vice-President, Operations and Harbour Master (Port of Montreal)
  • Robert Masson, Vice-President, Marketing and Development (Port of Montreal)
  • Claude Robert, President and Chief Executive Officer, and President, Canadian Trucking Alliance (Robert Transport Inc.)
  • Dominic J. Taddeo, President and Chief Executive Officer (Port of Montreal)
  • Sophie Tremblay, Coordinator, Technical and Operational Matters (Association du camionnage du Québec)
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 6:17 PM
  • Joseph Galimberti, Director, Government Relations (Air Canada)
  • Cliff Mackey, President (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Claude Mongeau, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (Canadian National Railway Company)
  • Jean Patenaude, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian National Railway Company)
  • Mike McNaney, Vice-President, Government Relations (WestJet)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 2:05 PM
  • Tom Dufresne, President (International Longshore and Warehouse Union)
  • Her Worship Lois Jackson, Mayor (Corporation of Delta)
  • His Worship Colin Kinsley, Mayor (City of Prince George)
  • Robert Paddon, Vice-President (TransLink (Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority))
  • Ian Radnidge, Director of Engineering (Corporation of Delta)
  • Pete Smith, National Representative, CAW (Vancouver Container Truck Association)
  • Paul Uppal, Business Agent (Vancouver Container Truck Association)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 9:02 AM
  • Lisa Baratta, Manager, Corporate Services (Western Transportation Advisory Council)
  • David Colledge, Colledge Transportation Consulting, Inc. (As an individual)
  • Ruth Sol, President (Western Transportation Advisory Council)
  • Cliff Stewart, Vice-President, Operations (DP World Vancouver)
  • Morley Strachan, Vice-President, Operations and Business Development (TSI Terminal Systems Inc.)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 2:01 PM
  • Doug Campbell (Campbell Agri Business Strategists)
  • Paul Evans, Co-CEO (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)
  • Paul Landry, CEO (BC Trucking Association)
  • His Worship Dale McBain, Mayor (City of Moose Jaw)
  • Bob Wilds, Managing Director (Greater Vancouver Gateway Council)
  • C.M. (Red) Williams, President (Saskatchewan AgriVision Corp.)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 9:00 AM
  • Rick Cowan, Vice-President, Euroasia Transload (West Coast Container Freight Handlers Association)
  • Captain Allan Domaas, President and CEO (Fraser River Port Authority)
  • Ross Hanson, Executive Vice-President (Fraser Surrey Docks)
  • Captain Gordon Houston, President and CEO (Vancouver Port Authority)
  • Kevin Ouellette, President (West Coast Container Freight Handlers Association)
  • David Peacock, Vice-President and General Manager, Westran Intermodal (West Coast Container Freight Handlers Association)
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 6:18 PM
  • The Honourable Angus MacIsaac, M.L.A., Deputy Premier and Minister of Transportation and Public Works (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • David Oxner, Director, Gateway Initiative (Department of Transportation and Public Works of Nova Scotia)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 6:18 PM
  • Lloyd Affleck, Chair (Pulse Canada)
  • Gordon Bacon, Chief Executive Officer (Pulse Canada)
  • Greg Cherewyk, Director of Market Development (Pulse Canada)
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 6:15 PM
  • Jean-Luc Bédard, Vice-President, Operations and Harbour Master (Port of Montreal)
  • Robert Masson, Vice-President, Marketing and Development (Port of Montreal)
  • Dominic J. Taddeo, President and Chief Executive Officer (Port of Montreal)
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 9:32 AM
  • Clare Kirkland, Director of Strategic Development (Regina Regional Economic Development Authority)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 6:17 PM
  • Mary Brooks, Professor, Dalhousie University (As an individual)
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 6:02 PM
  • Jake M. Kosior (As an individual)
  • Barry E. Prentice, Professor, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba (As an individual)
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 6:15 PM
  • Michael C. Ircha, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick (As an individual)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Dean Beyea, Chief, Trade in Goods, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance (Finance Canada:)
  • Sylvie Larose, Policy Analyst, Trade in Goods, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance (Finance Canada:)
  • Geoffrey MacMillan, Tax Policy Officer, General Operations and Border Issues, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Finance Canada:)
  • Brent Patten, Manager of the Carrier and Cargo Policy Unit, Commercial Policy Division within the Border and Compliance Programs Directorate in Admissibility Branch (Canada Border Services Agency:)
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 6:42 PM
  • Honourable Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy (Transport Canada:)
  • Kristine Burr, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy (Transport Canada:)
  • Emile Di Sanza, Director General, Marine Policy (Transport Canada:)
  • Laureen Kinney, Director General, Marine Security (Transport Canada:)
  • Roger Roy, Director General, Economic Analysis (Transport Canada:)
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 6:15 PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 9:32 AM
  • Kristine Burr, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Emile Di Sanza, Director General, Marine Policy (Transport Canada:)
  • Laureen Kinney, Director General, Marine Security (Transport Canada:)
  • Roger Roy, Director General, Economic Analysis (Transport Canada:)
  • Richard Saillant, Acting/Executive Director, Rail Policy (Transport Canada:)
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 9:30 AM
The current state of Canadian media industries; emerging trends and developments in these industries; the media's role, rights, and responsibilities in Canadian society; and current and appropriate future policies relating thereto
2006-04-27
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 6:15 PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 9:34 AM
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 6:20 PM
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 9:30 AM
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Interim
Interim
Meeting
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Witness
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