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
Consideration of an inquiry report of the Senate Ethics Officer
2020-02-18
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Examine and report on developments and actions in relation to the committee’s fifth report from the first session of the Forty-second Parliament
2019-12-10
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 4:45 PM
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:14 AM
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:41 AM
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:08 AM
Consideration of matters relating to the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
2019-12-05
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Monday, June 1, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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