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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Government response to the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled: "Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s Value-Added Food Sector", deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on July 15, 2019, during the first session of the Forty-second Parliament
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