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-87, An Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapon and on their Destruction
1995-06-21
Tuesday, June 27, 1995 at 3:18 PM
Report on the consequences of the economic integration of the European Union for the national governance of the member states
1995-05-25
Wednesday, December 13, 1995 at 3:28 PM
Wednesday, December 6, 1995 at 3:20 PM
Wednesday, November 8, 1995 at 3:19 PM
Wednesday, November 1, 1995 at 3:17 PM
Wednesday, October 18, 1995 at 3:20 PM
Tuesday, October 3, 1995 at 4:08 PM
Report on the operations of the orders and regulations of the Special Economic Measures (Haiti), Regulations, 1993
1995-05-09
Wednesday, June 14, 1995 at 3:42 PM
Bill C-47, An Act to amend the Department of External Affairs Act and to make related amendmetns to other Acts
1995-02-22
Tuesday, March 21, 1995 at 4:07 PM
Bill C-57, An Act to implement the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization
1994-12-07
Thursday, December 15, 1994 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, December 14, 1994 at 3:15 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 1994 at 3:40 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 1994 at 9:08 AM
Bill C-4 An Act to amend the Crown Liabilty and proceedings Act
1994-04-28
Wednesday, May 11, 1994 at 3:15 PM
NAFTA
1994-04-27
Thursday, July 13, 1995 at 2:30 PM
Tuesday, July 11, 1995 at 3:05 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 1995 at 4:05 PM
Wednesday, June 14, 1995 at 4:39 PM
Wednesday, June 7, 1995 at 3:35 PM
Wednesday, May 24, 1995 at 3:28 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 1995 at 5:09 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 1995 at 3:26 PM
Wednesday, March 1, 1995 at 3:28 PM
Wednesday, February 22, 1995 at 3:18 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 1995 at 3:45 PM
Wednesday, February 15, 1995 at 3:15 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 1995 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 6, 1994 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 30, 1994 at 3:20 PM
Tuesday, November 29, 1994 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 1994 at 3:25 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 1994 at 3:20 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 1994 at 3:30 PM
Thursday, June 23, 1994 at 9:34 AM
Wednesday, June 15, 1994 at 3:17 PM
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