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
Study matters relating to human rights generally, as stated in rule 12-7(14)
2021-03-30
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 5:03 PM
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:04 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Salma Ataullahjan, sponsor of the bill, Senate of Canada (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable David Kilgour, P.C., Representative (International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China)
Bill S-204, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)
2021-03-16
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:04 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Salma Ataullahjan, sponsor of the bill, Senate of Canada (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable David Kilgour, P.C., Representative (International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China)
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