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 Session  note  note
Bill C-13, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction
2003-11-07
Bill C-36, An Act to establish the Library and Archives of Canada, to amend the Copyright Act and to amend certain Acts in consequence
2003-11-04
Bill C-50, An Act to amend the statute law in respect of benefits for veterans and the children of deceased veterans
2003-10-29
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 4:12 PM
  • Colonel Linda J. Colwell, Director General, Compensation and Benefits (Department of National Defence)
  • Bryson Guptill, Director, Service and Program Modernization Task Force (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Rochette, Project Director, Canadian Forces, Pension Modernization Project (Department of National Defence)
  • Don Wilson, Acting Director, Program Policy Directorate (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
2003-10-27
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 4:12 PM
  • Colonel Linda J. Colwell, Director General, Compensation and Benefits (Department of National Defence)
  • Bryson Guptill, Director, Service and Program Modernization Task Force (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Rochette, Project Director, Canadian Forces, Pension Modernization Project (Department of National Defence)
  • Don Wilson, Acting Director, Program Policy Directorate (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
Bill S-20, An Act to amend the Copyright Act
2003-10-08
Study on the infrastructure and governance of the public health system in Canada, as well as on Canada’s ability to respond to public health emergencies arising from outbreaks of infectious disease
2003-06-19
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 3:45 PM
  • Dr. James Hughes, Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases (By VIDEOCONFERENCE) (From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (By video-conference))
Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 11:00 AM
  • Doctor David Naylor, Dean, Faculty of Medicine (From the University of Toronto:)
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 6:00 PM
  • Dr. John Frank, Professor, Department of Public Health Science, Faculty of Medicine (From the University of Toronto:)
Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 11:06 AM
  • Dr. Maureen Law, Member (From the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century:)
  • Dr. Elinor Wilson, Co-Chair (From the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century:)
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 3:50 PM
  • Dr. Joseph Losos, Director, Institute of Population Health (From the University of Ottawa:)
  • Dr. Christina Mills, President (From the Canadian Public Health Association:)
Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 11:06 AM
  • Dr. David Butler-Jones, Former Chief Medical Officer for Saskatchewan (As an individual)
  • Dr. Colin D'Cunha, Commissioner of Health, Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister (From the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario:)
  • Dr. Richard Massé, Chief Executive Officer (From the Institut national de santé publique du Québec: (By VIDEOCONFERENCE))
  • Ron Zapp, Provincial Executive Director (From the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control:)
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 3:30 PM
  • Judith Bossé, Vice-President, Science (From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:)
  • Mohamed Karmali, Director General, Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Population and Public Health Branch (From Health Canada:)
  • Paul Kitching, Director, Winnipeg Laboratory (Arlington) (From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:)
  • Frank Plummer, Scientific Director, National Microbiology Laboratory (From Health Canada:)
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 11:03 AM
  • Andrew Marsland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry Services Branch; (From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
  • Judith Bossé, Vice-President, Science (From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:)
  • Dr. Karen Dodds, Executive Director, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Dr Sarah Kahn, Deputy Veterinary Officer of Canada (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Gilles Lavoie, Senior Director General, Operations, Market and Industry Services Branch. (From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:)
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 3:53 PM
  • Scott Broughton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Population and Public Health Branch (From Health Canada:)
  • Paul Gully, Senior Director General, Population and Public Health Branch (From Health Canada:)
  • Mr. James E. Harlick, Assistant Deputy Minister (From the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness:)
  • David Mowat, Director General, Centre for Surveillance Coordination (From Health Canada:)
  • Mr. Gary O'Bright, Director General, Operations (From the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness:)
  • Ron St. John, Director General, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (From Health Canada:)
Bill S-3, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act to include all Canadians
2003-06-10
Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 11:08 AM
  • Rudyard Griffths, Executive Director (From the Dominion Institute:)
  • Helmut Kallman, Former Music Librarian (As an individual)
  • Catherine Laidlaw-Sly, President (National Council of Women of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Vivienne Poy (Senate of Canada)
  • Carole Reichert, Researcher (Office of the Honourable Senator Poy)
  • Jeanne d'Arc Sharp, member (Famous 5 Foundation)
  • Frances Wright, President (Famous 5 Foundation)
Bill S-7, An Act to protect heritage lighthouses
2003-02-25
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 3:43 PM
  • Brian Anthony, Executive Director (From the Heritage Canada Foundation:)
  • Michel Audy, Executive Secretary, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
  • Tracey Bellefontaine, Legislative Assistant to Senator Carney (Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Pat Carney, P.C., Senator (As an Individual)
  • Dan Conlin, Curator of Marine History (Maritime Museum of The Atlantic)
  • George Da Pont, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services (From the Department of Fisheries and Oceans:)
  • James P. Delgado, Executive Director (From the Vancouver Maritime Museum: (By VIDEOCONFERENCE))
  • Lyn Elliott-Sherwood, Acting Executive Director, Heritage (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
  • The Honourable J. Michael Forrestall, Senator (From the Senate of Canada:)
  • Jacques Lorquet, Director, Navigation Systems, CCG (From the Department of Fisheries and Oceans:)
  • Barry MacDonald, President (From the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society: (By VIDEOCONFERENCE))
  • Joe Varner, Senior Advisor to Senator Forrestall (From the Senate of Canada)
Bill S-13, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
2003-02-11
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 3:30 PM
  • Yvan P. Fellegi, Chief Statistician of Canada (From Statistics Canada:)
  • George Radwanski, Privacy Commissioner (From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:)
Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 11:05 AM
  • Terry Cook, Professor (As an individual)
  • Ivan P. Fellegi, Assistant Chief Statistician, Social, Institutions and Labour Statistics Field (Statistics Canada)
  • Mr. Alan Leadbeater, Deputy Information Commissioner (From the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada:)
  • Mike Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer (Statistics Canada)
  • Gordon Watts, Co-Chair, Canada Census Committee (From Canada Census Committee:)
  • Ian E. Wilson, National Archivist (From National Archives of Canada:)
Study on issues arising from, and developments since, the tabling of its final report on the state of the health care system in Canada in October 2002. In particular, the Committee shall be authorized to examine issues concerning mental health and mental illness
2003-02-04
Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 11:04 AM
  • Patti Bregman, Director of Programs (From the Canadian Mental Health Association - Ontario Division:)
  • Kevin Kelloway, Director (From the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety:)
  • Rod Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer, Warren Shepell Consultants (Form the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health:)
  • Jean-Yves Savoie, President, Institute Advisory Board, Institute of Population and Public Health (From the Canadian Institutes of Health Research:)
Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 11:04 AM
  • Tim D. Aubry, Associate Professor; Co-Director, Centre for Research and Community Services (From the University of Ottawa:)
  • Dr. Dominique Bourget, President (From the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law:)
  • J. Michael Grass, Past-Chair, Champlain District Mental Health Implementation Task Force (As an individual)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine (As an Individual)
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 3:38 PM
  • Venera Bruto, Psychologist (From the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre:)
  • Dr. David K. Conn, Co-Chair; President, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (From the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health:)
  • Maggie Gibson, Psychologist (From the St. Joseph's Health Care London:)
  • Steve Rudin, Executive Director (From the Alzheimer Society of Canada :)
Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 11:06 AM
  • Dr. Donald Addington, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry (From the University of Calgary:)
  • David Marsh, President (From the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine:)
  • Robert McIlwraith, Professor and Director, Rural & Northern Psychology Programme (From the University of Manitoba:)
  • Margaret Synyshyn, President (From the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada:)
Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 4:00 PM
  • John Arnett, Head, Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine (From the University of Manitoba:)
  • Nancy Hall, Mental Health Consultant (As an individual)
  • Rena Scheffer, Director, Public Education and Information Services (From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:)
  • Bronwyn Shoush, Board Member, Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (From the Canadian Institutes of Health Research:)
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 3:30 PM
  • Jennifer Chambers, Empowerment Council Coordinator (From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:)
  • Patrick Storey, Chair, Minister's Advisory Council on Mental Health (From the Province of British Columbia:)
  • Heather Stuart, Associate Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology (From Queen's University:)
Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 1:36 PM
  • Manon Desjardins, Clinical Administration Chief, Adult Sectorized Services Division (From the Douglas Hospital :)
  • Dr. James Farquhar, Psychiatrist (From the Douglas Hospital:)
  • Amparo Garcia, Clinical Administrative Chief, Adult Ultraspecialized Services Division (From the Douglas Hospital :)
  • Jacques Hendlisz, Director General (From the Douglas Hospital :)
  • Dr. Mimi Israël, Head, Department of Psyciatry, Associate Professor, McGill University (From the Douglas Hospital:)
  • Robyne Kershaw-Bellemare, Director of Nursing Services (From the Douglas Hospital :)
  • Dr. Pierre Lalonde, Director, Clinique jeunes adultes (From the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital:)
  • Jean-Jacques Leclerc, Director, Rehabilitation Services and Community Living (From the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital:)
  • Myra Piat, Researcher (From the Douglas Hospital :)
  • Dr. Renée Roy, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine (From the University of Montreal:)
  • Dr. Jean Wilkins, Professor and Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics Faculty of Medicine (From the University of Montreal:)
Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 8:30 AM
  • Henri Dorvil, Professor, School of Social Work, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an individual)
  • Eric Latimer, Health Economist (From the Douglas Hospital:)
  • Dr. Michel Maziade, Head, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University (As an individual)
  • Dr. Laurent Mottron, Researcher, Faculty of Medicine - Psychiatry, University of Montreal (As an individual)
  • Dr. Rémi Quirion, Scientific Director, Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (From the Canadian Institutes of Health Research:)
  • Michel Tousignant, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (As an individual)
  • Dr. Richard Tremblay, Canada Research Chair in Child Development, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychology, Director, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, University of Montreal (As an individual)
Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 11:05 AM
  • Dr. Simon Davidson, Chairman, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (From the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario:)
  • Marie-Adèle Davis, Executive Director (Canadian Paediatric Society)
  • Dr. Diane Sacks, President-Elect (From the Canadian Paediatric Society:)
  • Dr. Howard Steiger, Professor, Psychiatry Department; Director, Eating Disorders, Programs Douglas Hospital, McGill University (As an individual)
  • Dr. Charlotte Waddell, Assistant Professor Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (As an individual)
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 3:52 PM
  • Dr. Joe Beitchman, Professor and Head Division of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatrist-in- Chief, Hospital for Sick Children (University of Toronto)
  • Pam Massad, Associate Director, Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Centre for Healthy Human Development, Population and Public Health Branch (From Health Canada:)
  • Dr. Johanne Renaud, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Young Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (From the Centre hospitalier universitaire Mère-enfant Sainte-Justine:)
Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 11:05 AM
  • Dr Julio Arboleda-Florèz, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University (As an individual)
  • Lorna Bailie, Assistant Director, Health Statistics Division (From Statistics Canada:)
  • Dr. John S. Millar, Vice-President, Research and Analysis (From the Canadian Institute for Health Information:)
  • Carolyn Pullen, Consultant (From the Canadian Institute for Health Information:)
  • Joan Roach, Chief Privacy Officer and Manager, Privacy Secretariat (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
  • Thomas Stephens, Consultant (As an individual)
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 4:52 PM
  • Dr. Alain Lesage, Past President (From The Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology:)
  • Dr. Paul Links, MD, Arthur Sommer Rothenberg Chair in Suicide Studies (St. Michael's Hospital)
  • Tom Lips, Senior Adviser, Mental Health Healthy Communities Division, Population and Public Health Branch (From Health Canada:)
Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 3:55 PM
  • David X (As an individual)
  • Louise X (As an individual)
  • Murray X (As an individual)
  • Ronald X (As an individual)
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