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.

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Government Response, dated March 21, 2011, to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, entitled: Plan for a digital Canada.ca, tabled in the Senate on June 16, 2010
2011-03-21
Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act
2011-03-09
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM
  • The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety ()
  • Graham Flack, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
  • Chris Gregory, Director, North America (Public Safety Canada)
  • Paul Shuttle, Executive Director and Senior General Counsel, Legal Services (Public Safety Canada)
Bill S-219, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (rural postal services and the Canada Post Ombudsman)
2011-03-01
Bill C-28, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act
2010-12-09
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 9:31 AM
  • Janet DiFrancesco, Director General, Electronic Commerce Branch (Industry Canada)
  • André Leduc, Policy Advisor, E-Commerce Policy (Industry Canada)
  • Philip Palmer, Senior General Counsel, Industry Canada Legal Services (Industry Canada)
Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
2010-05-12
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6:48 PM
  • Dale Leier, Managing Director (Canadian Association of Vehicle of Importers)
  • Mark Nantais, President (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  • The Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ()
  • Kim Benjamin, Director, Road Safety Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Josée Lavergne, Manager, Air Pollutant Regulatory Development Section, Transportation Division (Environment Canada)
  • John Moffet, Director General (Environment Canada)
  • Kash Ram, Director General, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation (Transport Canada)
Study on emerging issues related to the Canadian airline industry
2010-05-12
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 6:49 PM
  • Nick Mulder, Senior Associate (Global Public Affairs)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 9:31 AM
  • Alvin Maier, Chief Executive Officer (Regional Community Airports Coalition of Canada)
  • Todd Tripp, Vice Chair (Regional Community Airports Coalition of Canada)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 6:45 PM
  • Michael Tretheway, President (InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. (Canada))
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 9:32 AM
  • Fred Lazar, Professor, Department of Economics, York University (As an individual)
  • David Redekop, Principal Research Associate (The Conference Board of Canada)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6:55 PM
  • Yves Duguay, Senior Vice-President, Operations (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
  • Kevin McGarr, President and CEO (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 9:30 AM
  • Glenda Lavergne, Director General, Border Operations (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Maureen Tracy, Director General, Border Programs (Canada Border Services Agency)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6:45 PM
  • Denis Robillard, Director General (Québec Airport Council)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM
  • David Innes, President and Chief Executive Officer (Fredericton International Airport Authority Inc.)
  • Doug Newson, Chief Executive Officer (Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc.)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 6:47 PM
  • Jamie Molloy, Director (British Columbia Aviation Council)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 9:34 AM
  • Martine Dagenais, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Mergers Branch (Competition Bureau)
  • Donald Plouffe, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Criminal Matters Branch (Competition Bureau)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  • Keith Collins, President (Atlantic Canada Airports Association)
  • David Innes, Treasurer (Atlantic Canada Airports Association)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 6:49 PM
  • Kevin Desjardins, Director, Communications (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
  • David Goldstein, President and CEO (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
  • Catherine Sadler, Manager, Research (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 9:30 AM
  • Marco Prud'homme, Chief Executive Officer (Association québécoise du transport aérien)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6:50 PM
  • Lloyd McCoomb, Member, Board of Directors (Canadian Airports Council)
  • William Restall, Chair (Canadian Airports Council)
  • Tom Ruth, Vice-Chair (Canadian Airports Council)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 9:31 AM
  • Ghislain Blanchard, Director General, Industry Regulation and Determinations Branch (Canadian Transportation Agency)
  • Nina Frid, Director General, Dispute Resolution Branch (Canadian Transportation Agency)
  • Claude Jacques, General Counsel (Canadian Transportation Agency)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 9:30 AM
  • Greg Klassen, Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy and Communications (Canadian Tourism Commission)
  • Michele McKenzie, President and CEO (Canadian Tourism Commission)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 6:47 PM
  • Bill Boucher, Vice President, Flight Operations (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Michael Skrobica, Vice President, Industry Monetary Affairs (Air Transport Association of Canada)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  • Laura Logan, Chair of the Security and Facilitation Subcommittee (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • Lorne MacKenzie, Chair of the Service and Accessibility Subcommittee (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • George Petsikas, President (National Airlines Council of Canada)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:48 PM
  • The Honourable Chuck Strahl, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ()
  • Isabelle Desmartis, Director, Security Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Brigita Gravitis-Beck, Director General, Air Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Isabelle Trépanier, Director, National Air Services Policy (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  • Kristine Burr, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Brigita Gravitis-Beck, Director General, Air Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Isabelle Trépanier, Director, National Air Services Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Michel Villeneuve, Director, Transport Statistics, Economic Analysis (Transport Canada)
Study on emerging issues related to its communications mandate and on the wireless sector, including issues such as access to high-speed Internet, the supply of bandwidth, the nation-building role of wireless, the pace of the adoption of innovations, the financial aspects associated with possible changes to the sector, and Canada's development of the sector in comparison to the performance in other countries
2010-03-16
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6:48 PM
  • Dale Leier, Managing Director (Canadian Association of Vehicle of Importers)
  • Mark Nantais, President (Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  • The Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities ()
  • Kim Benjamin, Director, Road Safety Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Josée Lavergne, Manager, Air Pollutant Regulatory Development Section, Transportation Division (Environment Canada)
  • John Moffet, Director General (Environment Canada)
  • Kash Ram, Director General, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation (Transport Canada)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 12:04 PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 6:46 PM
  • Bernard Courtois, President and Chief Executive Officer (Information Technology Association of Canada)
  • Brendan Glauser, Manager, Communications (Information Technology Association of Canada)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:47 PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 9:31 AM
  • Mirko Bibic, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory and Government Affairs (Bell Canada)
  • Denis E. Henry, Vice-President, Regulatory and Government Affairs and Chief of Privacy (Bell Aliant)
  • David Krause, Director, Economic Analysis (Bell Canada)
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