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.

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Study upon key legal issues affecting the subject of on-reserve matrimonial real property on the breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship and the policy context in which they are situated
2004-02-19
Monday, March 22, 2004 at 4:40 PM
  • Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Affairs ()
  • Wendy Cornet, Special Advisor (From the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs)
  • Sandra Ginnish, Director General, Treaties, Research, International and Gender Equality Branch (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Monday, February 23, 2004 at 6:10 PM
The resolution encapsulating the 2002 Berlin OSCE (PA) Resolution
2004-02-10
Monday, April 19, 2004 at 5:00 PM
  • Joseph Ben-Ami, Director of Communications (From B'nai Brith Canada)
  • Angela Connidis, Counsel (From the Department of Justice:)
  • The Honourable Senator Jerahmiel S. Grafstein, Senator, sponsor of the bill (Senate of Canada)
  • Roy Jones, Director (From the Canadian Center for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada:)
  • Lisette Lafontaine, Senior Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada:)
  • Keith Landy, National President (From the Canadian Jewish Congress:)
  • Karen Mock, Executive Director (From Canadian Race Relations Foundation:)
  • Christine Nassrallah, Director, Policy and Research, Multiculturalism and Human Rights Branch (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
  • Manuel Prutschi, National Executive Director (From the Canadian Jewish Congress:)
  • Steve Scheinberg, National Chair of the League for Human Rights (From B'nai Brith Canada)
  • Eric Vernon, Director of Government Relations (From the Canadian Jewish Congress:)
  • Artur Wilczynski, Acting Director, International Relations and Policy Development, International Affairs Branch (From the Department of Canadian Heritage:)
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