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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-259, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (elimination of excise tax on jewellery)
BANC (2005-11-25)
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 4:35 PM
  • Jim Daman, Director, Sales Tax Division (Finance Canada)
  • John Duncan, M.P., Vancouver Island North (As an Individual)
  • Abbey Evenchick (As an individual)
  • Andrew Otto, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Sales Tax Division (Finance Canada)
Government Response, dated November 25, 2005, to the eighteenth report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights entitled: Canadian Adherence to the American Convention on Human Rights: It is time to proceed, tabled in the Senate on May 17, 2005
RIDR (2005-11-25)
Authorized to undertake a review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (S.C. 2000, c. 17) pursuant to Section 72 of the said Act
BANC (2005-11-23)
Bill C-259, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (elimination of excise tax on jewellery)
BANC (2005-11-23)
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 4:35 PM
  • Jim Daman, Director, Sales Tax Division (Finance Canada)
  • John Duncan, M.P., Vancouver Island North (As an Individual)
  • Abbey Evenchick (As an individual)
  • Andrew Otto, Senior Tax Policy Officer, Sales Tax Division (Finance Canada)
Bill C-55, An Act to establish the Wage Earner Protection Program Act, to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
BANC (2005-11-23)
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 5:15 PM
  • The Honourable Joseph Frank Fontana, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour and Housing (Employment and Social Development Canada )
  • The Honourable Jerry Pickard, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (As an Individual)
  • Joseph Allen, Senior Project Leader, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy (Industry Canada)
  • Gilles Gauthier, Director, Corporate and Insolvency Law Policy (Industry Canada)
  • John McKennirey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  • Gay Stinson, Director, Labour Policy Development (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Bill C-53, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (proceeds of crime) and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act
LCJC (2005-11-22)
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 10:51 AM
  • The Honourable Irwin Cotler, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (As an Individual)
  • Stanley Cohen, Senior General Counsel, Human Rights Law Section (Department of Justice Canada)
Bill C-54, An Act to provide first nations with the option of managing and regulating oil and gas exploration and exploitation and of receiving moneys otherwise held for them by Canada
APPA (2005-11-22)
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 6:23 PM
  • The Honourable Susan Barnes, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians (Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians)
  • Chief Strater Crowfoot (Siksika First Nation)
  • Harley Frank, Council Member (Blood Tribe)
  • Lou Hammond Ketilson, Director (Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Carol Hunter, Executive Director (As an Individual)
  • Bud Jobin, Co-president (First Nations National Building Officers Association)
  • John Kiedrowski, Project Manager (First Nations National Building Officers Association)
  • Bill Lyall, President of the Board of Directors (Arctic Co-operatives Limited)
  • Kirby Manyfingers, Concillor (Blood Tribe)
  • Keith Maracle, Co-president (First Nations National Building Officers Association)
  • Mary Nirlungayuk, Board Member (Canadian Co-operative Association)
  • Bruce Standingready (White Bear First Nations)
Bill C-66, An Act to authorize payments to provide assistance in relation to energy costs, housing energy consumption and public transit infrastructure, and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts
ENEV (2005-11-22)
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 8:35 AM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance (As an Individual)
  • Leah Anderson, Chief, Resources, Energy and Environment (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Richard A. Brunton, Program Manager, Old Age Security Program (Social Development Canada)
  • Debra Darke, Director, Community Development (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Louis Marmen, Director, Housing and Equipment, Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Technology and Programs Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Serge Nadeau, General Director, Tax Policy Branch (Department of Finance Canada)
  • Katharine Rechico, Special Advisor, Personal Income Tax Division, Tax Policy (Department of Finance Canada)
Bill S-41, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Act (human rights reports)
RIDR (2005-11-22)
The Certificate of Nomination for William Robert Young, Parliamentary Librarian, tabled in the Senate on November 22, 2005
BILI (2005-11-22)
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 6:03 PM
  • William Robert Young (As an individual)
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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.