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All 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 Committee Date Referred  note  note
Government Response to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples entitled We Can Do Better: Housing In Inuit Nunangat
APPA (2017-07-19)
Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
NFFN (2017-06-14) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2:09 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief)
LCJC (2017-06-13)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Imam (Ahmadiyya Muslim Community)
  • Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, sponsor of the bill
  • Rebecca Bromwich, Director, Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Richard Marceau, General Counsel and Senior Political Advisor (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)
  • Mukhbir Singh, President (World Sikh Organization of Canada)
  • William Trudell, Chair (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
Bill S-235, An Act to amend the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act (investments)
AEFA (2017-06-13)
Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate)
SOCI (2017-06-08)
Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts
SECD (2017-05-30)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:03 AM
  • Anil Kapoor, Barrister, Kapoor Barristers (As an Individual)
  • Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
  • The Right Honourable Sir Malcolm Rifkind, KCMG, P.C., Q.C., Former Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (UK) (As an Individual)
  • Charles Robert, Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments (The Senate of Canada)
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  • Ryan Alford, Assistant Professor, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Tony Clement, P.C., M.P., House of Commons, Official Opposition Critic to the Bill (As an Individual)
  • Michael Doucet, Executive Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
  • Richard Evans, Senior Director, Operations (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Craig Forcese, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • J. William Galbraith, Executive Director (Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner)
  • Derek Lee, Former Member of Parliament (As an Individual)
  • Christian Leuprecht, Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Hayley McNorton, Research Assistant, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Ian McPhail, Chair (Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
  • Tim McSorley, National Coordinator (International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group)
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe, Commissioner (Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner)
  • Kent Roach, Professor, Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Craig Scott, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (As an Individual)
  • Darryl Sitka, Research Director (Security Intelligence Review Committee)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • Errol Mendes, Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law, , University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Wesley K. Wark, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:59 PM
  • The Honourable Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (Small Business and Tourism)
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)
  • Malcolm Brown, Deputy Minister (Public Safety Canada)
  • Lieutenant-General (Retired) the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Ian McCowan, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Governance (Privy Council Office)
  • The Honourable Hugh Segal, former senator (As an Individual)
  • Heather Sheehy, Director of Operations, Machinery of Government (Privy Council Office)
  • Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018
NFFN (2017-05-18)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:34 AM
  • The Honourable Scott Brison, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:47 PM
  • Stephen Gagnon, Director General, Specific Claims Branch, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Renée LaFontaine, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Charles MacArthur, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations and Assisted Housing (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
  • Doug Murphy, Director General, Social Policy , Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Mark Perlman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Darryl Sprecher, Senior Director, Expenditure Operations & Estimates, Expenditure Management Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Paul Thompson, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Paul Thoppil, Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer, Finances, Results and Delivery Sector (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Jason Won, Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Wojo Zielonka, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Capital Markets (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation )
Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence entitled UN Deployment: Prioritizing commitments at home and abroad, tabled in the Senate on November 28, 2016
SECD (2017-05-16)
Document entitled Proposals to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect
LCJC (2017-05-11)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Mélanie Beaudoin, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Service Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Jean-Charles Bélanger, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel, Legislative Services Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Dominique D'Allaire, Director, Corporate, Insolvency and Competition Directorate (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Mala Khanna, Deputy Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
  • Jacqueline Yost, Legislative Counsel, Legislative Services Branch, Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (Department of Justice)
To prepare amendments to the Senate Administrative Rules to provide all groups (caucuses) of senators with funding for a secretariat and research projects, regardless of whether the caucuses are organized with or without political affiliations.
CIBA (2017-05-11)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM
  • Brigitte Desjardins, Director, Property and Services Directorate (The Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (The Senate of Canada)
  • Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel and Chief Parliamentary Precinct Services Officer (The Senate of Canada)
  • S. Suzie Seo, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (The Senate of Canada)
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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.