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.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred 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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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.