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-207, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle
2021-12-09
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre J. Dalphond, sponsor of the bill
Bill S-210, An Act to restrict young persons' online access to sexually explicit material
2021-12-08 Show Briefs
The subject matter of clauses 1 to 5 contained in Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code
2021-12-02 Show Briefs
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 4:16 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Pierre J. Dalphond, sponsor of the bill
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 1:02 PM
  • The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Laurie Wright, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Department of Justice Canada)
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