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 to the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, entitled "From Soldier to Civilian: professionalizing the Transition"
2019-02-25
Study on issues relating to creating a defined, professional and consistent system for veterans as they leave the Canadian Armed Forces
2017-03-07 Show Briefs
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:02 PM
  • Cyd Courchesne, Director General, Health Professionals and Chief Medical Officer (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:04 PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:05 PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 12:10 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:02 PM
  • The Honourable Kent Hehr, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • General (Ret'd) W. J. Natynczyk, Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:01 PM
  • Richard Blackwolf, National President (Canadian Aboriginal Veterans)
  • Michael L. Blais, President and Founder (Canadian Veterans Advocacy)
  • Ray McInnis, Director, Service Bureau (Royal Canadian Legion)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:04 PM
  • General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • Guy Parent, Veterans Ombudsman (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
  • Sharon Squire, Deputy Veterans Ombudsman and Executive Director (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 12:04 PM
  • Gary Walbourne, Ombudsman (National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Division 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
2016-05-04
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:33 PM
  • Ray McInnis, Director, Service Bureau (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Brian McKenna, Director (Equitas Society)
  • Sharon Squire, Deputy Veterans Ombudsman and Executive Director of Operations (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 12:05 PM
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families
2016-02-01 Show Briefs
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:02 PM
  • Nujma Bond, Manager, Corporate Communications (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Steven Clark, Director of Corporate Services (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Thomas D. Irvine, Dominion President (Royal Canadian Legion)
  • Virginia Vaillancourt, National President (Union of Veterans' Affairs Employees)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Sylvain Chartrand, Director, Information Management and Information Technology (Canadian Veterans Advocacy)
  • Raymond McInnis, Director, Veterans' Services (Royal Canadian Legion)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:01 PM
  • Alex Kroon, President (Canada House Clinics)
  • Riley McGee, President, Abba Medix (Canada House Clinics)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:59 AM
  • Gregg Battersby, Vice President, Commercial Strategy (Aphria)
  • Sarah Dobbin, Director, Medical Division (Aphria)
  • Philippe Lucas, Vice President, Global Patient Research and Access (Tilray)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:03 PM
  • Dr. Edouard Auger, Psychiatrist (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Greg Passey, Psychiatrist (As an Individual)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:26 PM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Colonel Rakesh Jetly, Senior Psychiatrist and Mental Health Advisor, Canadian Forces Health Services Group (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:02 PM
  • James MacKillop, Director, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medical Cannabis Research, McMaster University (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Albert Wong, Neuroscientist and Psychiatrist, , Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 12:05 PM
  • David Pedlar, Scientific Director (Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research)
  • Dr. J.D. Richardson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Physician Clinical Lead, Parkwood Operational Stress Injury Clinic (Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research)
  • Zachary Walsh, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:02 PM
  • Cyd Courchesne, Director General, Health Professionals and Chief Medical Officer (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:05 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:02 PM
  • The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • General (Ret'd) W. J. Natynczyk, Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:06 PM
  • Kim Andrews, Acting Director General, Service Delivery and Program Management (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:05 PM
  • Robyn Hynes, Director General, Operations (National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman)
  • Gary Walbourne, Ombudsman (Office of the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:03 PM
  • Captain (Navy) Marie-France Langlois, Director, Casualty Support Management, Joint Personnel Support Unit (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Brigadier-General H.C. MacKay, Surgeon General and Commander, Canadian Forces Health Services Group (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Commander, Military Personnel Command (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:13 PM
  • The Honourable Kent Hehr, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • General (Ret'd) W. J. Natynczyk, Deputy Minister (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 12:03 PM
  • Thomas Jarmyn, Acting Chair (Veterans Review and Appeal Board)
  • Dale Sharkey, Director General (Veterans Review and Appeal Board)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 12:05 PM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety Canada)
  • Sylvie Châteauvert, Director General, Occupational Health and Safety Branch (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Daniel Dubeau, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Human Resources Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Lori MacDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs Branch (Public Safety Canada)
  • Gina Wilson, Associate Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:04 PM
  • Guy Parent, Veterans Ombudsman (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
  • Sharon Squire, Deputy Veterans Ombudsman and Executive Director of Operations (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:12 PM
  • Sylvie Châteauvert, Director General, Occupational Health and Safety Branch (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Daniel Dubeau, Chief Human Resources Officer (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Steven White, Assistant Commissioner, Workforce Programs and Services (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
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