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.

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Bill S-216, An Act to enact the Modern Slavery Act and to amend the Customs Tariff
2021-03-30
Study matters relating to banking, trade and commerce generally, as described in rule 12-7(8)
2021-03-30
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:31 PM
  • Bob Dugan, Chief Economist (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Greg Peterson, Assistant Chief Statistician, Economic Statistics Field (Statistics Canada)
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