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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 General, Property and Services Directorate (Senate of Canada)
  • Tamara Dolan, Project Coordinator, Heritage and Curatorial Services (Senate of Canada)
  • Michel Patrice, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel and Chief Parliamentary Precinct Services Officer (Senate of Canada)
  • S. Suzie Seo, Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (Senate of Canada)
To examine the findings contained in the fifth report of the Senate Administration’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Accessibility and issues of diversity in the Senate workforce
DVSC (2017-02-02)
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Julien Labrosse, Officer, Administrative, Ceremonial and Protocol, Office of the Usher of the Black Rod (Senate of Canada)
  • Greg Peters, Usher of the Black Rod (Senate of Canada)
  • Carl Trottier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Governance, Planning and Policy Sector (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms, Executive Director, People Management and Community Engagement, Governance, Planning and Policy Sector, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
  • Angela Vanikiotis, Manager, Human Resources Operations, Diversity and Official Languages (Senate of Canada)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  • Robert McSheffrey, Director General, Personnel Psychology Centre (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Tim Pettipas, Acting Senior Vice-President (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Nathalie Roy, Director, Data Services and Analysis Directorate (Public Service Commission of Canada)
  • Geoff Zerr, Acting Director General, Policy Development Directorate (Public Service Commission of Canada)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  • Luc Presseau, Director, Human Resources Directorate (Senate of Canada)
To ensure that the Government Conference Centre be equipped with cameras, facilities and resources to enable the broadcasting or webcasting of Senate proceedings
CIBA (2016-12-06)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Subdivision C of Division 9 of Part 4, insofar as it relates to food, and in Subdivision J of Division 9 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures
AGFO (2019-05-02) Show Briefs
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:12 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:52 PM
  • Frank Annau, Environment and Science Policy Advisor (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher (Canadian Environmental Law Association)
  • Jason Flint, Director General, Policy, Communications and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Jeff Nielsen, President (Grain Growers of Canada)
  • Dennis Prouse, Vice-President, Government Affairs (CropLife Canada)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:02 PM
  • Daniel Vielfaure, Director General (Bonduelle Americas)
  • Susan Abel, Vice-President Safety and Compliance (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
  • Michael Burrows, Chief Executive Officer (Maple Lodge Farms)
  • Gordon Harrison, President (Canadian National Millers Association)
  • David K. Lee, Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Greg Loyst, Director General, Policy and Regulatory Strategies Directorate (Health Canada)
  • Kathleen Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer (Food and Beverage Canada)
  • Carla Ventin, Senior Vice-President, Government Relations (Food & Consumer Products of Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Parts 1, 2, 8, 9 and 14 of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act
LCJC (2018-02-15) Show Briefs
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 2:34 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:32 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Miville Bédard, Retired member of the Sûreté du Québec (As an Individual)
  • Jean-Marc Fournier, Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie and Government House Leader (Government of Quebec)
  • Marwah Rizqy, Assistant Professor, Department of Taxation, University of Sherbrooke’s School of Management (As an Individual)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:35 AM
  • John Dickie, President (Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:13 PM
  • Michael Bryant, Executive Director and General Counsel (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
  • Paul J. Calarco, Member, Criminal Justice Section (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Patrick Émond, Director, Research and Policy (Fédération québécoise des municipalités)
  • Gaylene Schellenberg, Staff Lawyer (Canadian Bar Association)
  • Dr. Karine J. Igartua, President (Association des médecins psychiatres du Québec)
  • Nicolas Le Grand Alary, Lawyer, Secretariat of the Order and Legal Affairs (Barreau du Québec)
  • Pascal Lévesque, Chair of the Committee on Criminal Law (Barreau du Québec)
  • Yvon Soucy, Warden, Kamouraska RCM (Fédération québécoise des municipalités)
  • Luc Thibaudeau, Chair of the Committee on Consumer Protection (Barreau du Québec)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:32 AM
  • Chief Mario Harel, President (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Ayesha Kumararatne, Barrister and Solicitor, Affiliate Counsel to the Federal Practice Group (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Eric Neubauer, Representative (Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers)
  • Deputy Chief Constable Mike Serr, Co-Chair, Drug Advisory Committee (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Michael Spratt, Member, Lawyer, Abergel Goldstein and Partners (Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Tom Stamatakis, President (Canadian Police Association)
  • Mark Walters, Professor of Law, McGill University (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Serge Brochu, Scientific Director, University Institute on Addictions, Professor Emeritus, University of Montreal (As an Individual)
  • Benedikt Fischer, Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Rebecca Jesseman, Director, Policy (Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:33 AM
  • Trevor Bhupsingh, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies (Public Safety Canada)
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Chief Superintendent Dennis Daley, Director General, National Criminal Operations, Contract and Aboriginal Policing (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Superintendent Yves Goupil, Director, Federal Policing Criminal Operations (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Rachel Huggins, Manager, Policy Development (Public Safety Canada)
  • Kimberly Lavoie, Director, Drug Policy (Public Safety Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:16 PM
  • John Clare, Director, Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (Health Canada)
  • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat (Health Canada)
  • Diane Labelle, General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Carole Morency, Director General and Senior General Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Paul Saint-Denis, Senior Counsel (Department of Justice Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 5, insofar as that Part relates to farming of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
AGFO (2018-04-24) Show Briefs
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:02 PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:40 PM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Karen Clark, On-Farm Program Manager and Sustainability Advisor (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Paul Connors, Executive Director (Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture)
  • Paul Doyon, 2nd Vice President General, General Management (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Lynn Jacobson, President (Alberta Federation of Agriculture)
  • Ron Maynard, Member of Board of Directors (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Laure Vinsant Le Lous, Economic and Trade Coordinator, Agricultural Research and Policy Department (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Mervin Wiseman, President (Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:01 AM
  • Josée Albert, Chief Executive Officer (Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick)
  • David Mol, President (Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture)
  • Julie Paillat, National Coordinator, Greenhouse Vegetable Industry (Canadian Horticultural Council)
  • Dwayne Perry, 2nd Vice-President (Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick)
  • Jan VanderHout, Board Member and Greenhouse Vegetable Grower (Canadian Horticultural Council)
  • Mark Wales, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Working Group Member and Field Vegetable Grower (Canadian Horticultural Council)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:05 PM
  • Todd Lewis, President (Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Maxine Maclean, Policy and Communications Coordinator (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
  • Dan Mazier, President (Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba)
  • Chris van den Heuvel, Canadian Federation of Agriculture Director and Past President (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:02 AM
  • Ron Bonnett, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Myles Frosst, Consultant (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Peter Mulherin, Chairperson (Canadian Food Exporters Association)
  • Susan Powell, President and CEO (Canadian Food Exporters Association)
  • Teresa Schoonings, Member of Board of Directors (Food and Beverage Canada)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:32 PM
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Philippe Giguère, Manager, Legislative Policy (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • David Turner, Tax Policy Analyst, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 5 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
ENEV (2018-04-24) Show Briefs
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 8:01 AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 5:07 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  • Bruce Burrows, President (Chamber of Marine Commerce)
  • Stephen Hazell, Director of Policy and General Counsel (Nature Canada)
  • Sidney Ribaux, Co-founder and General Manager (Équiterre)
  • Rajinder Sahota, Assistant Division Chief (California Air Resources Board)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:21 PM
  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P., Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:01 AM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Nathalie Chalifour, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Martha Hall Findlay, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canada West Foundation)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:08 PM
  • Massimo Bergamini, President and Chief Executive Officer (National Airlines Council of Canada)
  • Jonathan Blackham, Director, Policy and Public Affairs (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Jacques Fauteux, Director, Government and Community Relations (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Michael Gullo, Director, Policy, Economic and Environmental Affairs (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Pierre Le Fèvre, Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Bruno Riendeau, Director, Safety and Sustainable Development (VIA Rail Canada)
  • Geoffrey Tauvette, Co-Chair, Environment Committee and Director, Fuel and Environment, WestJet (National Airlines Council of Canada)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:59 AM
  • Adam Auer, Vice President, Environment and Sustainability (Cement Association of Canada)
  • Isabelle Des Chênes, Executive Vice President (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada)
  • Jim Grey, Chair (Renewable Industries Canada)
  • Andrea Kent, Board Member (Renewable Industries Canada)
  • Allan MacEwen, President, MacEwen Petroleum Incorporated (Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association)
  • Jennifer Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association)
  • Shannon Watt, Director, Environment and Health Policy (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:37 PM
  • Peter Boag, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Fuels Association)
  • Gervais Coulombe, Director, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Philippe Giguère, Manager, Legislative Policy (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Pierre Mercille, Director General (Legislation), Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • John Moffet, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Lisa Stilborn, Vice President, Ontario Division (Canadian Fuels Association)
  • David Turner, Tax Policy Analyst, Sales Tax Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 4 of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
SECD (2018-04-24) Show Briefs
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Brenda Lucki, Commissioner (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 1:02 PM
  • Col. David Antonyshyn, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Military Justice (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Director General, Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team on Sexual Misconduct (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • The Honourable Marie Deschamps, C.C. (As an Individual)
  • Sanela Dursun, Director, Research Personnel and Family Support (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Marie-Claude Gagnon, Founder (It's Just 700)
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:06 PM
  • Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division, Strategic Policy and Commemoration (Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Brian McKenna, Director (Equitas Society)
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures
SOCI (2018-11-07) Show Briefs
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Colin Spencer James, Senior Director, Social Development Policy, Strategic and Service Policy Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 2:38 PM
  • Phil Benson, Lobbyist (Teamsters Canada)
  • Nora Spinks, President and CEO (Vanier Institute of the Family)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  • Emilie Hayes, Policy Analyst (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Norma Kozhaya, Research Vice President and Chief Economist (Conseil du patronat du Québec)
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 4:15 PM
  • Derrick Hynes, President and CEO (Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications)
  • Chris Roberts, National Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Sandy Stephens, Assistant General Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Tasmin Waley, Senior Legal Counsel (Canadian Bankers Association)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:06 PM
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Brenda Baxter, Director General, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Director General, Employment Insurance Policy , Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Alex Duff, Manager, Wage Earner Protection Program, Policy and Oversight, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Barbara Moran, Director General, Strategic Policy, Analysis and Workplace Information, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Senior Policy Analyst, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program , Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Sébastien St-Arnaud, Senior Policy Strategist, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Kelly Winter, Policy Analyst, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
SOCI (2017-05-08) Show Briefs
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Marie-Pier Côté, Assistant Director, Express Entry, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Matt De Vlieger, Acting Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Victoria Henderson, Assistant Director, CFO Attestation Unit, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Karine Paré, Executive Director, Cost Management (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • Vincent Wong, Acting Clinic Director (Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:15 PM
  • Dale Clement, Board Member (Canadian Home Care Association)
  • Omar Rajabali, Chief, Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST) and Northern Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Marcel Saulnier, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Care Strategies Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
  • Patrick Smith, National Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • Jocelyne Voisin, Executive Director, Health Accord Secretariat, Strategic Policy Branch (Health Canada)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM
  • Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission )
  • Rutha Astravas, Director, Special Benefits, Employment Insurance Policy, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Andrew Brown, Executive Director, Employment Insurance Policy (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Barbara Byers, Secretary-Treasurer (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Margaret Hill, Senior Director, Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Pierre Laliberté, Commissioner for Workers (Canada Employment Insurance Commission )
  • Monique Moreau, Vice President, National Affairs (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Chris Roberts, Director, Social and Economic Policy (Canadian Labour Congress)
  • Charles Philippe Rochon, Acting Manager, Labour Standards and Wage Earner Protection Program, Workplace Directorate, Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Duncan Shaw, Director, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design, Skills and Employment Branch (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • Nora Spinks, President and CEO (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Rose Young, Manager, Employment Insurance Part II Benefits and Measures, Employment Programs Policy and Design (Employment and Social Development Canada )
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research )
  • Jody Cox, Vice-president, Federal and International Affairs (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • Declan Hamill, Vice-President, Legal, Regulatory and Policy (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Jim Keon, President (Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association)
  • David K. Lee, Executive Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Alison McDermott, Director General, Program Coordination Branch (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • Keith McIntosh, Executive Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs (Innovative Medicines Canada)
  • Naira Minto-Saeed, Director, Strategic Planning and Accountability Division, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Ed Morgan, Director General, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Deryck Trehearne, Director General, Resource Management and Operations Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health 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.