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
Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997
1997-03-04
Wednesday, March 5, 1997 at 5:15 PM
The Estimates laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1998, with the exception of Parliament Vote 10 and the Privy Council Vote 25
1997-03-04
Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at 5:15 PM
Thursday, March 20, 1997 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at 5:15 PM
Bill C-270, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (Session of Parliament)
1996-12-11
Wednesday, February 12, 1997 at 5:25 PM
Wednesday, February 5, 1997 at 5:15 PM
The examination of theSupplementary Estimates (A), laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997
1996-10-24
Consideration of the Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST)
1996-06-12
Wednesday, September 25, 1996 at 6:10 PM
Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in parliament on March 6, 1996
1996-05-30
Thursday, June 13, 1996 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, June 12, 1996 at 5:15 PM
Wednesday, June 5, 1996 at 5:15 PM
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Bill C-7, An Act ot establish the Department of Public Works and Government Services and to amend and repeal certain Acts
1996-03-28
Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at 5:15 PM
Thursday, May 2, 1996 at 11:05 AM
Wednesday, May 1, 1996 at 5:15 PM
Bill C-10, An Act to provide borrowing authority for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 1996
1996-03-27
Wednesday, March 27, 1996 at 5:15 PM
Estimates laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997
1996-03-20
Thursday, December 5, 1996 at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, October 23, 1996 at 5:15 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 1996 at 5:15 PM
Thursday, May 9, 1996 at 11:00 AM
Thursday, April 25, 1996 at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 1996 at 5:15 PM
The examination of the Supplementary Estimates (B), laid before Parliament for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1996./
1996-03-20
Thursday, March 21, 1996 at 11:15 AM
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