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-77, An Act concerning an order under the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act
1997-04-22
Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at 4:13 PM
Bill C-81, An Act to implement the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement and related agreements
1997-04-10
Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 3:20 PM
Bill C-61, An Act to implement the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
1996-11-28
Tuesday, December 10, 1996 at 3:35 PM
Thursday, December 5, 1996 at 3:39 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 1996 at 3:21 PM
Tuesday, December 3, 1996 at 3:26 PM
Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Extraterritorial Measures Act
1996-10-30
The growing importance of the Asia Pacific region for Canada, with emphasis on the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) Conference to be held in Vancouver in the fall of 1997, Canada's year of Asia Pacific
1996-10-03
Wednesday, April 9, 1997 at 3:23 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 1997 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 1997 at 4:09 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at 4:03 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 1997 at 4:10 PM
Friday, February 7, 1997 at 9:04 AM
Thursday, February 6, 1997 at 9:05 AM
Wednesday, February 5, 1997 at 9:13 AM
Tuesday, December 10, 1996 at 3:35 PM
Wednesday, November 27, 1996 at 3:23 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 1996 at 4:07 PM
Wednesday, November 6, 1996 at 3:49 PM
Wednesday, October 30, 1996 at 3:25 PM
Report on the consequences of the economic integration of the European Union for the national governance of the member states
1996-02-28
Tuesday, June 18, 1996 at 4:02 PM
Thursday, June 13, 1996 at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, June 12, 1996 at 3:25 PM
Wednesday, June 5, 1996 at 3:20 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 1996 at 4:05 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 1996 at 3:15 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 1996 at 10:12 AM
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