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
Study upon key legal issues affecting the subject of on-reserve matrimonial real property on the breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship and the policy context in which they are situated
2003-06-04
Monday, October 27, 2003 at 11:40 AM
Monday, October 20, 2003 at 11:35 AM
Monday, October 6, 2003 at 11:35 AM
  • Mary Eberts, co-author of Matrimonial Property on Reserve (As an individual)
  • Bev Jacobs, Co-auteur de Matrimonial Property on Reserve (As an individual)
  • Margaret Panasse-Mayer, Past Chief of the Nipissing First Nation (As an individual)
Monday, September 29, 2003 at 11:35 AM
  • Sharon Donna McIvor, Lawyer (As an individual)
  • Irene Morin, Enoch First Nation (As an individual)
Monday, September 22, 2003 at 11:35 AM
  • Toni Lightning (From the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba)
  • JoAnne Ahenakew (From the Alberta Aboriginal Women's Society:)
  • Michèle Audette (From the Quebec Native Women's Association of Canada)
  • Gina Dolphus, President (From the Native Women's Association of the N.W.T.:)
  • Elizabeth Fleming, Past President (From the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba)
  • Dorothy George, President (Newfoundland Native Women's Association)
  • Teressa Nahanee (From the British Columbia Native Women's Association:)
  • Dorris Peters (From the British Columbia Native Women's Association:)
  • Marlene Pierre, Board Member (From the Ontario Native Women's Association:)
  • Marilyn Sark, President (From the Aboriginal Women's Association of Prince Edward Island:)
  • Diane Soroka, Counsel (From the Quebec Native Women's Association)
Monday, September 15, 2003 at 11:35 AM
  • Larry Chartrand (From the Indigenous Bar Association)
  • Wendy Cornet, Special Advisor (TheDepartment of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Marie Frawley-Henry, Director, International Affairs (From the Assembly of First Nations)
  • Sandra Ginnish, Director General, Treaties, Research, International and Gender Equality Branch (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Wendy Grant (From the Assembly of First Nations:)
  • Roger Jones, Legal Counsel (From the Assembly of First Nations:)
  • Kerry Kipping, Acting Director General, Lands and Environment Branch (Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Serge Larose, Senior Advisor, Retired Former Manager, Lands and Environment Branch (From the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs)
  • Sherry Lewis (From the Native Women's Association of Canada:)
  • Céleste McKay (From the Native Women's Association of Canada)
  • Martha Montour, Legal Counsel (From the National Aboriginal Women's Association:)
  • Pam Paul, President (From the National Aboriginal Women's Association:)
  • Nancy Sandy (From the Indigenous Bar Association)
  • Tiffany Smith, Co-Chair of the Assembly of First Nations Youth Council, Member of the Assembly of First Nations National Executive Committee (From the Assembly of First Nations)
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 9:05 AM
  • Honourable Robert D. Nault, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs ()
  • Wendy Cornet, Special Advisor (From the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:)
  • Sandra Ginnish, Director General, Treaties, Research, International and Gender Equality Branch (From the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:)
Monday, June 9, 2003 at 8:20 PM
Authorized to hear from time to time witnesses, including both individuals and representatives from organizations, with specific human rights concerns
2003-05-28
Monday, June 2, 2003 at 5:35 PM
Study upon Canada’s possible adherence to the American Convention on Human Rights
2002-11-21
Monday, April 28, 2003 at 5:35 PM
Monday, March 31, 2003 at 5:30 PM
  • Don Fleming, Professor (From the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law:)
  • Nicole LaViolette, Assistant Professor (From the University of Ottawa:)
  • John McEvoy, Professor (From the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law:)
Monday, March 17, 2003 at 5:30 PM
  • Mark Bantey (5:30 p.m. From Lafleur Brown:)
  • Joanna Harrington, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ontario (On behalf of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights)
Monday, February 24, 2003 at 3:30 PM
Monday, February 3, 2003 at 5:40 PM
Monday, December 9, 2002 at 5:30 PM
Monday, November 25, 2002 at 5:30 PM
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