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-28, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act
2005-11-01
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 1:05 PM
  • The Honourable Robert Thibault, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (As an Individual)
  • Claudette Dalpé, Associate Director, Bureau of Food Regulatory, International and Interagency Affairs, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Karen Dodds, Executive Director, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Michi Furuya Chang, Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs, Kraft Canada (Food and Consumer Products of Canada)
  • Peter MacLoed, Executive Director (CropLife Canada)
  • Trish MacQuarrie, Director, Alternative Strategies and Regulatory Affairs Division, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Paul Mayers, Acting Associate Director General, Food Directorate, Health Produts and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Ellen Mary Mills, Director of Policy Development (Food and Consumer Products of Canada)
  • Chris Warfield, Director, Regulatory Affairs Canada (Bayer CropScience)
The state of preparedness for a pandemic on the part of the Canadian Government and in particular measures that Canadians and Canadian businesses can take to prepare for a pandemic
2005-11-01
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 4:36 PM
  • Dr. Judith Bossé, Vice-President, Science (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Dr. Patricia Huston, Associate Medical Officer of Health (City of Ottawa)
  • Dr. Joel Kettner, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health (As an individual)
  • Dr. Arlene King, Director, Immunization and Respiratory Infections Division, Centre for Infectious Disease and Control (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Krista L. Mountjoy, Vice-President, Operations (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Dr. Roy West, Epidemiologist, Memorial University (As an individual)
Bill S-40, An Act to amend the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act
2005-06-30
Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 11:02 AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 4:12 PM
  • The Honourable Robert Thibault, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (As an Individual)
  • Gerry Blanchard, Special Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Yves Brissette, Chair, Council of Governnors (Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission)
  • Bill Chedore, Coordinator, Health, Safety and Environnment (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Gordon E. Lloyd, Vice-President, Technical Affairs (Canadian Chemical Producers' Association)
  • Weldon Newton, President and CEO (Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission)
  • Sharon Watts, Vice-President, Corporate Services and Adjudication (Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission)
Bill C-22, An Act to establish the Department of Social Development and to amend and repeal certain related Acts
2005-06-21
Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 10:45 AM
Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 10:45 AM
  • The Honourable Ken Dryden, P.C., M.P., Minister of Social Development (Social Development Canada)
  • The Honourable Belinda Stronach, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development (As an Individual)
  • Mitch Bloom, Director General, Policy and Legislation Branch (Social Development Canada)
  • Barbara Glover, Director General, Corporate Planning and Accountability (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Peter Hicks, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction Branch (Social Development Canada)
  • Julie Lalonde-Goldenberg, General Counsel and Deputy Director, Legal Services (Social Development Canada)
  • Michèle René de Cotret, Senior Counsel (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Bill C-23, An Act to establish the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development and to amend and repeal certain related Acts
2005-06-14
Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 10:45 AM
Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 10:45 AM
  • The Honourable Ken Dryden, P.C., M.P., Minister of Social Development (Social Development Canada)
  • The Honourable Belinda Stronach, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development (As an Individual)
  • Mitch Bloom, Director General, Policy and Legislation Branch (Social Development Canada)
  • Barbara Glover, Director General, Corporate Planning and Accountability (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Peter Hicks, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction Branch (Social Development Canada)
  • Julie Lalonde-Goldenberg, General Counsel and Deputy Director, Legal Services (Social Development Canada)
  • Michèle René de Cotret, Senior Counsel (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Bill S-26, An Act to provide for a national cancer strategy
2005-06-01
Bill S-29, An Act respecting a National Blood Donor Week
2005-06-01
Bill C-12, An Act to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases
2005-03-09
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 3:54 PM
  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C. M.P., Minister of State (Public Health) (APPEARING)
  • Dennis Brodie, Legislative and Regulatory Policy Advisor, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Patricia Huston, Associate Medical Officer of Health and Manager of the Surveillance, Emerging Issues, Education and Research Division of Ottawa Public Health (City of Ottawa)
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Legault, Head, Quarantine and Travel Migration Health Program, Public Health Agency (Health Canada)
  • Mario P. Simard, General Counsel (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Ron St John, Director General, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (Health Canada)
Bill C-39, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act and to enact An Act respecting the provision of funding for diagnostic and medical equipment
2005-03-08
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 4:00 PM
  • Meena Ballantyne, Director General, Health Care Strategies and Policy Directorate, Health Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Glenn Campbell, Senior Chief (Department of Finance Canada)
  • François Delorme, Director (Department of Finance Canada)
  • The Honourable John McKay, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (APPEARING)
  • The Honourable Robert Thibault, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (APPEARING)
Bill S-18, An Act to amend the Statistics Act
2005-02-02
Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 11:04 AM
  • Mr. Raymond D'Aoust, Assistant Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Dr. Ivan P. Fellegi, Chief Statisticien of Canada (Statistics Canada)
  • Ms. Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
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