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  note  note
Study matters relating to transport and communications generally, as described in rule 12-7(6)
2021-03-30
Bill S-225, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (remuneration for journalistic works)
2021-05-25 Show Briefs
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  • Kevin Chan, Director of Policy, Canada (Facebook)
  • Dr. Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Jamie Irving, Chair (News Media Canada)
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 6:33 PM
  • Erin Finlay, Partner, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP (As an Individual)
  • Edward Greenspon, President and CEO, Public Policy Forum (As an Individual)
  • Mathew Ingram, Chief Digital Writer, Columbia Journalism Review (As an Individual)
  • Jason J. Kee, Government Affairs and Public Policy Counsel (Google Canada)
  • Jean-Hugues Roy, Journalist and Professor, School of Media, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an Individual)
  • Francis Sonier, President (Réseau Presse)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Claude Carignan, P.C., sponsor of the bill
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