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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Bill C-228, An Act to establish a federal framework to reduce recidivism
2021-05-27 Show Briefs
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2:04 PM
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Richard Bragdon, M.P., Tobique-Mactaquac, Sponsor of the Bill
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director (John Howard Society of Canada)
  • Carmen Long, Director General, Offender Programs and Reintegration Branch (Correctional Service of Canada)
  • The Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Endowed Chair in Native Studies, St. Thomas University, Former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • Julie Thompson, Director General, Crime Prevention, Corrections, Criminal Justice and Aboriginal Policing Policy Directorate (Public Safety Canada)
Study matters relating to national defence and security generally, including veterans affairs, as stated in rule 12-7(15)
2021-03-30
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM
  • Charlotte Bastien, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Oversight and Communications (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Rick Christopher, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Nishika Jardine, Veterans Ombud (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
  • Amy Meunier, Director General, Centralized Operations (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Duane Schippers, Strategic Review and Analysis Director and Legal Advisor (Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman)
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:01 PM
  • Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre, Acting Chief of the Defence Staff (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
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