Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-77, An Act concerning an order under the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act
Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at 4:13 PM
Bill C-81, An Act to implement the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement and related agreements
Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 3:20 PM
Bill C-61, An Act to implement the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
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
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
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
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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