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-28, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act
2004-05-10
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 5:53 PM
  • Susan Katz, Director, Policy and Legislation (Canadian Heritage)
  • Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer (From Parks Canada Agency:)
  • Sandra Leduc, Counsel, Legal Services (From the Department of Justice:)
Bill C-260, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes)
2004-02-23
Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 8:35 AM
  • Pierre Fortier, Vice-President Corporate Affairs (From Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd:)
  • Stewart Massey, Director of Scientific Affairs (As an Individual)
  • Donald McCarty, Vice-President, Law, General Counsel (As an Individual)
  • John McKay, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (House of Commons)
  • The Honourable Yves Morin, Senator (Sponsor of the bill) (From the Senate:)
Bill S-8, An Act concerning personal watercraft in navigable waters
2004-02-12
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 5:45 PM
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 6:01 PM
  • J. A. (Sandy) Currie, Executive Director (IN A PANEL: From the Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association:)
  • Norm Dyck, Government Relations (From BC Marine Trades Association:)
  • Julie Gelfand, President (From the Canadian Nature Federation:)
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 5:25 PM
Examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate
2004-02-10
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 6:22 PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 6:25 PM
Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 9:05 AM
Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 9:24 AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 5:15 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 5:25 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 9:55 AM
Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 5:35 PM
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Audio only
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Video
Video
Webcast
Webcast
Meeting notice
Meeting notice
Minutes
Minutes
Transcripts
Transcripts
Interim
Interim
Meeting
Meeting
Witness
Witness