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 and report on the cumulative positive and negative impacts of resource extraction and development, and their effects on environmental, economic and social considerations
2021-06-29
Bill C-204, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste)
2021-06-22
Examine the subject matter of Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050
2021-06-02 Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:05 AM
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2:02 PM
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:02 PM
  • Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, Lawyer, doctoral student and member of the legal committee (Quebec Environmental Law Centre)
  • Anne-Sophie Doré, Lawyer (Quebec Environmental Law Centre)
  • Paul Fauteux, Attorney and accredited mediator and arbitrator (As an Individual)
  • Christophe McGlade, Head of Energy Supply Unit (International Energy Agency)
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:02 AM
  • Dr. Joy Agnew, Director, Applied Research, Centre of Innovation, Olds College (As an Individual)
  • Denis Bolduc, Secretary General (Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec)
  • Caroline Brouillette, Policy Analyst (Climate Action Network Canada)
  • Joyce Hall, Co-chair (JustEarth)
  • Dr. Aaron Henry, Senior Director, Natural Resources and Sustainable Growth (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Corinne Le Quéré, Professor, Climate Change Science, University of East Anglia (As an Individual)
  • Amanda Reed, Director of Strategic Partnerships (Nature United)
  • Dr. Judith Sayers, President (Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council)
  • Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director (Indigenous Climate Action)
  • Dana Tizya-Tramm, Chief (Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)
  • David Wright, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary (As an Individual)
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 12:02 PM
  • The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P, Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Alan Andrews, Program Director, Climate (Ecojustice)
  • Émile Boisseau-Bouvier, Analyst, Climate Policy (Équiterre)
  • Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer (West Coast Environmental Law)
  • Monica Gattinger, Full Professor and Director, Positive Energy, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Dr. Kelly Martin, Doctor and Epidemiologist (For Our Kids - Montreal)
  • Michael McSweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer (Cement Association of Canada)
  • Samuel Millar, Director General, Corporate Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Douglas Nevison, Assistant Deputy Minister, Climate Change Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Marc-André Viau, Director, Government Relations (Équiterre)
  • Laure Waridel, Co-Instigator (Mothers Step In)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 9:06 AM
  • Bridget Doyle, Environment and Climate Change Group Leader, Neegan Burnside (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
  • Leah George-Wilson, Chief (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
  • Shannon Joseph, Vice-President, Government Relations and Indigenous Affairs (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Lisa Tssessaze, Director, Dene Lands and Resource Management (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation)
  • Dan Wicklum, Chief Executive Officer (The Transition Accelerator)
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:02 AM
  • Samuel Millar, Director General, Corporate Finance, Natural Resources and Environment, Economic Development and Corporate Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Vincent Ngan, Director General, Horizontal Policy, Engagement and Coordination (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Study matters relating to energy, environment and natural resources generally, as described in rule 12-7(12)
2021-03-30
Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Offshore Health and Safety Act
2020-12-08 Show Briefs
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM
  • Paul Barnes, Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Timothy Gardiner, Senior Director, Offshore Petroleum Management, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Charlene Johnson, Chief Executive Officer (Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association)
  • Dr. Kenneth LeDez, Vice President (Canadian Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association )
  • Jean-Sébastien Rochon, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel, Natural Resources Canada Legal Services (Department of Justice Canada)
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:01 AM
  • The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President (Unifor)
  • Timothy Gardiner, Senior Director, Offshore Petroleum Management, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Glenn Hargrove, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Willis Jacobs, Safety and Quality Manager (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
  • Dave Mercer, President of Unifor Local 2121 (Unifor)
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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