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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-14, An Act to restrict the manufacture, sale, importation and adverstising of tobacco product
(1996-02-01)
The Report of the Special Commisssion on the Restructuring of the Reserves
(1995-11-21)
Bill C-64, An Act respecting employment equity
(1995-10-31)
Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Children^s Special Allowances Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act
(1995-06-27)
Bill C-67, An Act to establish the Veterans Review and Appeal Board , to amend the Pensions Acts , to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal the Veterans Appeal Board Act
(1995-05-24)
Bill C-216, An Act to amend the Unemployement Insurance Act (jury service)
(1995-03-01)
Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Immigration Act and the Citizenship Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Customs Act
(1995-02-22)
Bill C-53, An Act to establish the Department of Canadian Heritage and to amend and repeal certain other Acts
(1995-02-21)
Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Department of Labour Act
(1994-06-21)
Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canadian Film Development Corporation Act
(1994-06-15)
Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 10:00 AM
  • Betty Ann Pottruff, Q.C., Director, Policy Planning and Evaluation Branch (Saskatchewan Department of Justice)
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.