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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
Consideration of an inquiry report of the Senate Ethics Officer
(2017-03-09)
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 8:12 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:09 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:10 AM
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 9:06 AM
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Don Meredith (As an Individual)
  • Jennifer Trehearne, Counsel (As an Individual)
  • William M. Trudell, Counsel (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:02 AM
Consideration of matters relating to the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
(2016-12-15)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:35 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8:41 AM
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 2:12 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4:12 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne, Senator (As an Individual)
Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:10 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 2:11 PM
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:18 PM
  • Bruce Chaulk, Commissioner for Legislative Standards (Office of the Commissioner for Legislative Standards of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Ian Greene, Professor Emeritus, York University (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Senator Peter Harder, P.C., Senator (As an Individual)
  • Robert Shepherd, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Ian Stedman, PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:01 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain, Senator (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Senator Scott Tannas, Senator (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 2:07 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre J. Dalphond, Senator (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Senator Renée Dupuis, Senator (As an Individual)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:35 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Yvonne Boyer, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Lillian Eva Dyck, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
  • The Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran, Senator (The Senate of Canada)
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:23 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Senator (As an Individual)
  • Richard Denis, Interim Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments and Chief Legislative Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • Catherine Piccinin, Principal Clerk, Chamber Operations and Procedure Office (Senate of Canada)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 2:39 PM
  • Pierre Legault, Senate Ethics Officer (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
  • Deborah Palumbo, Assistant Senate Ethics Officer and General Counsel (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 3:05 PM
  • Pierre Legault, Senate Ethics Officer (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
  • Deborah Palumbo, Assistant Senate Ethics Officer and General Counsel (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:42 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:06 AM
  • Mathieu Beauregard, Manager, Applications Development and Systems Integration, Information Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Pierre Legault, Senate Ethics Officer (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
  • Deborah Palumbo, Assistant Senate Ethics Officer and General Counsel (Office of the Senate Ethics Officer)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:07 AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:22 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:51 AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:31 PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:33 PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 3:03 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 3:16 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:32 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3:02 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.