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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-23, An Act to establish the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(1997-03-05)
Bill C-29, An Act to regulate interprovincial trade in and the importation for commercial purposes of certain manganese-based substances
(1996-12-17)
Issues relating to energy, environment and natural resources generally in Canada
(1996-03-27)
Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at 10:00 AM
  • Colin Hunt, Director, Policy and Publications (As an Individual)
  • Murray Stewart, President & C.E.O. (From the Canadian Nuclear Association:)
Tuesday, December 10, 1996 at 9:10 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 1996 at 12:15 PM
Tuesday, October 22, 1996 at 9:40 AM
Wednesday, October 2, 1996 at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 1996 at 12:15 PM
Matters related to the implementation and application of the Act to accelerate the use of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines
(1996-03-27)
Wednesday, June 12, 1996 at 12:25 PM
Tuesday, June 11, 1996 at 9:10 AM
Tuesday, May 7, 1996 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, April 30, 1996 at 9:00 AM
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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.