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  note  note
Bill S-220, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)
2021-06-03
Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation)
2021-05-27 Show Briefs
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  • Trevor McGowan, Director General, Tax Legislation Division, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Shawn Porter, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  • Brian Janzen, Senior Tax Manager (Deloitte)
  • Larry Maguire, M.P., Brandon—Souris, sponsor of the bill
  • Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice President, National Affairs and Partnerships (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
  • Scott Ross, Assistant Executive Director (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Dr. Rick Williams, Research Director (Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters)
Study matters relating to agriculture and forestry generally, as described in rule 12-7(10)
2021-03-30
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