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
That the motion, together with the message from the House of Commons dated September 29, 2003, regarding Bill C-10B, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)
(2003-11-06)
Bill C-41, An Act to amend certain Acts
(2003-10-29)
Bill C-45, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal liability of organizations)
(2003-10-29)
Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 11:02 AM
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Officials from the Department of Justice of Canada)
  • Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Officials from the Department of Justice of Canada)
Bill C-53, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts
(2003-10-29)
Examine and report on regulations made pursuant to An Act respecting firearms and other weapons, Statutes of Canada, 1995, Chapter 39, as contemplated by section 118(3) of that Act
(2003-10-28)
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 4:20 PM
  • Ms. Clare Beckton, Assistant Deputy Attorney General (From the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ms. Christine Cram, Director General, Strategic Policy, Planning and Intergovernmental Relations Branch, Policy and Strategic Direction Sector (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Mr. Charles Pryce, Senior Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 3:38 PM
  • The Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., Solicitor General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • William V. Baker, Commissioner (Officials from the Canadian Firearms Centre)
  • Wally Butts, National Vice-President, Communications (From the National Firearms Association)
  • Wendy Cukier, President (From the Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Kathleen Roussel, Senior Counsel, Head Legal Services (Officials from the Canadian Firearms Centre)
Bill S-18, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (lottery schemes)
(2003-10-21)
Authorized to examine and report on the implications of including, in legislation, non-derogation clauses relating to existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada under s.35 of the Constitution Act, 1982
(2003-10-07)
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 4:20 PM
  • Ms. Clare Beckton, Assistant Deputy Attorney General (From the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ms. Christine Cram, Director General, Strategic Policy, Planning and Intergovernmental Relations Branch, Policy and Strategic Direction Sector (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Mr. Charles Pryce, Senior Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada)
Study the status of Legal Aid in Canada and the difficulties experienced by many low-income Canadians in acquiring adequate legal aid for both criminal and civil matters
(2003-10-07)
Bill C-35, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (remuneration of military judges)
(2003-09-18)
Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 10:55 AM
  • Lieutenant-Colonel André Dufour, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Services (From the Department of National Defence)
  • Major Doug Elderkin, Directorate of Pay Policy Development (From the Department of National Defence)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Gibson, Director of Law, Military Justice Policy and Research (From the Department of National Defence)
The question of the Senate urging the Government of Canada to establish commemorative days throughout Canada, including the proposal for establishing America Day in Canada
(2003-06-19)
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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.