Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-44, An Act for making the system of Canadian ports competitive, efficient and commercially oriented, providing for the establishment of port authorities and the divesting of certain harbours and ports, for the commercialization of the St. Lawrence Seaway and ferry services and other matters related to maritime trade and transport and amending the Pilotage Act and amending and repealing other Acts as a consequence
Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at 3:27 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at 3:39 PM
Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Copyright Act
Monday, April 21, 1997 at 9:09 AM
Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 9:40 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 1997 at 6:09 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 3:33 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 9:38 AM
Monday, April 14, 1997 at 3:35 PM
Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Bell Canada Act
Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at 5:09 PM
Monday, February 17, 1997 at 5:11 PM
Bill C-216, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (broadcasting policy)
Tuesday, February 11, 1997 at 4:59 PM
Thursday, December 12, 1996 at 12:01 PM
The state of transportation safety and security in Canada and to complete a comparative review of technical issues and legal and regulatory structures with a view to ensuring that transportation safety and security in Canada are of such high quality as to meet the needs of Canada and Canadians in the twenty-first century
Bill C-20, An Act respecting the commercialization of civil air navigation services
Tuesday, June 18, 1996 at 3:35 PM
Tuesday, June 11, 1996 at 3:30 PM
Bill S-7, An Act to dissolve the Nipissing and James Bay Railway Company
Tuesday, May 14, 1996 at 5:23 PM
Canada's international competitive position in communications generally, including a review of the economic, social and cultural importance of communications for Canada
Bill C-14, An Act to continue the National Transportation Agency, to consolidate and revise the National transportation Act, 1987 and the Railway Act and to amend or repeal other Acts as a consequence
Tuesday, May 7, 1996 at 4:32 PM
Thursday, May 2, 1996 at 9:02 AM
Tuesday, April 30, 1996 at 4:34 PM
Thursday, April 25, 1996 at 9:01 AM
Tuesday, April 23, 1996 at 5:30 PM
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