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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces, veterans of war and peacekeeping missions and members of their families in recognition of their services to Canada
Monday, June 11, 2007 at 3:41 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 12:05 PM
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) David Bashow, Adjunct Professor (Royal Military College of Canada)
  • Terry Quinlan, Program Coordinator, Professor of Conservation, Applied Museum Studies Program (Algonquin College)
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 12:03 PM
  • Serge Bernier, Historian (As an individual)
  • Randall Hansen, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair (University of Toronto)
  • General (retired) Paul D. Manson, President (Conference of Canadian Defence Associations Institute)
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 12:08 PM
  • J. (Joe) Geurts, Director and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian War Museum)
  • Jack Granatstein, Historian (As an individual)
  • Dean Oliver, Director, Research and Exhibitions (Canadian War Museum)
  • Victor Rabinovitch, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
Monday, April 23, 2007 at 3:55 PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 12:00 PM
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Dean C. Black, CD, Executive Director (Air Force Association of Canada)
  • Lieutenant General (retired) William Carr (As an individual)
  • Brigadier-General (retired) Duane Daley, Dominion Secretary (The Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Donald Elliott, Chairman of the Toronto Branch (Aircrew Association)
  • Jack Frost, Dominion President (The Royal Canadian Legion)
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 12:13 PM
  • Major-General Clive Addy, President (Canadian Battlefields Foundation)
  • Émile Gallant, Acting Director of National and International Memorials (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Bradley N. Hall, Secretary-General (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
  • Robert Mercer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Vimy Event 2007 (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 12:10 PM
  • William Amos, Staff Counsel (As a panel)
  • Kathy Darte, Special Project Officer, Research and Information Directorate (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Jennifer Inglis, District Director (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Jim Jamieson, Medical Advisor - Operational Stress Injury Social Support (National Defence)
  • Major Mariane LeBeau, Project Manager - Operational Stress Injury Social Support (National Defence)
  • Chief Warrant Officer (Retired) David McArdle, Peer Support Coordinator, Operational Stress Injury Social Support (National Defence)
  • Don Richardson, Medical advisor - Operational Stress Injury Social Support (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Brigadier-General (Retired) Joseph Sharpe, Member of the Operational Stress Injury Social Support Committee (As an individual)
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 12:05 PM
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Gerry Blais, Director, Casualty Support and Administration (National Defence)
  • Brigadier-General H. F. Jaeger, OMM, MSM, CD, Surgeon General (National Defence)
  • Rear-Admiral Tyrone H. W. Pile, CD, Chief Military Personnel (National Defence)
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 12:11 PM
  • Pierre Allard, Service Bureau Director (The Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Mary Ann Burdett, Dominion President (The Royal Canadian Legion)
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 12:18 PM
  • The Honourable Gregory Francis Thompson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada. (As an Individual)
  • Verna Bruce, Associate Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Brian Ferguson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Veterans Services (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Victor Marchand, Chair (Veterans Review and Appeal Board)
  • Robert Mercer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Programs and Communications (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Jack Stagg, Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.