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-34, An Act to establish programs for the marketing of Agricultural produicts, to repeal the Agricultural Products Board Act, the Agricultural Products Cooperative marketing Act, the Advance Payments for Crops Act and the Prairie Advance Payments Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
1997-04-22
Bill C-38, An Act to provide for mediation between insolvent farmers and their creditors, to amend the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administration Monetary Penalties Act and to repeal the Farm Debt Review Act
1997-04-21
Bill C-60, An Act to establish the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and to repeal and amend other Acts as a consequence
1997-02-18
The present state and the future of forestry in Canada. (35-2)
1996-05-27
Thursday, November 28, 1996 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, June 13, 1996 at 9:01 AM
The present state and the future of agriculture in Canada (35-2)
1996-03-21
Thursday, June 13, 1996 at 9:01 AM
Thursday, June 6, 1996 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, June 4, 1996 at 3:35 PM
Thursday, May 16, 1996 at 9:06 AM
Thursday, May 9, 1996 at 10:02 AM
Thursday, May 2, 1996 at 11:00 AM
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