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All 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.

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Studies & Bills Committee Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-13, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction
SOCI (2003-11-07)
That the motion, together with the message from the House of Commons dated September 29, 2003, regarding Bill C-10B, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)
LCJC (2003-11-06)
Bill C-36, An Act to establish the Library and Archives of Canada, to amend the Copyright Act and to amend certain Acts in consequence
SOCI (2003-11-04)
Bill C-41, An Act to amend certain Acts
LCJC (2003-10-29)
Bill C-45, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal liability of organizations)
LCJC (2003-10-29)
Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 11:02 AM
  • Donald Piragoff, Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Officials from the Department of Justice of Canada)
  • Greg Yost, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Officials from the Department of Justice of Canada)
Bill C-50, An Act to amend the statute law in respect of benefits for veterans and the children of deceased veterans
SOCI (2003-10-29)
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 4:12 PM
  • Colonel Linda J. Colwell, Director General, Compensation and Benefits (Department of National Defence)
  • Bryson Guptill, Director, Service and Program Modernization Task Force (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Rochette, Project Director, Canadian Forces, Pension Modernization Project (Department of National Defence)
  • Don Wilson, Acting Director, Program Policy Directorate (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
Bill C-53, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts
LCJC (2003-10-29)
Examine and report on regulations made pursuant to An Act respecting firearms and other weapons, Statutes of Canada, 1995, Chapter 39, as contemplated by section 118(3) of that Act
LCJC (2003-10-28)
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 4:20 PM
  • Ms. Clare Beckton, Assistant Deputy Attorney General (From the Department of Justice Canada)
  • Ms. Christine Cram, Director General, Strategic Policy, Planning and Intergovernmental Relations Branch, Policy and Strategic Direction Sector (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Mr. Charles Pryce, Senior Counsel (From the Department of Justice Canada)
Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 3:38 PM
  • The Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., Solicitor General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • William V. Baker, Commissioner (Officials from the Canadian Firearms Centre)
  • Wally Butts, National Vice-President, Communications (From the National Firearms Association)
  • Wendy Cukier, President (From the Coalition for Gun Control)
  • Kathleen Roussel, Senior Counsel, Head Legal Services (Officials from the Canadian Firearms Centre)
Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence
RPRD (2003-10-27)
Friday, October 31, 2003 at 10:16 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 10:08 AM
  • Joseph Maingot (As an individual)
  • Robert Marleau, Former Clerk of the House of Commons (As an individual)
Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:14 PM
  • Mark Audcent, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (From the Senate of Canada:)
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 9:35 AM
  • The Honourable Don Boudria, Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons ()
  • The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., Leader of the Government in the Senate ()
  • Mitch Bloom, Privy Council Officer (From the Privy Council Office:)
  • Ron Wall, Director, Parliamentary Operations (From the Privy Council Office:)
Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
SOCI (2003-10-27)
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 4:12 PM
  • Colonel Linda J. Colwell, Director General, Compensation and Benefits (Department of National Defence)
  • Bryson Guptill, Director, Service and Program Modernization Task Force (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Rochette, Project Director, Canadian Forces, Pension Modernization Project (Department of National Defence)
  • Don Wilson, Acting Director, Program Policy Directorate (Department of Veterans Affairs Canada)
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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.