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.

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Bill C-11, An Act to give effect to the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement
2004-04-29
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 9:05 AM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (As an Individual)
  • Tanis Fiss, Director, Centre for Aboriginal Policy Change (From the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation)
  • Ray Forney (As individuals)
  • Marianne Hardy, Secretary/Treasurer (From the Canadian Citizens Rights Association)
  • Bruce Littlejohn, Senior Counsel (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Chief Robert Louie (From the Westbank First Nation)
  • Micha Menzer, Legal Counsel (From the Westbank First Nation)
  • Tim Raybould, Negotiator (From the Westbank First Nation)
  • John Reddick, Chair (From the Interim Westbank First Nation Advisory Council)
  • Marc Sanderson, Acting Director, Self-Government Negotiations (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Marie Wilson (As individuals)
Examine and report upon planned federal expenditures, as set out in the 2004-2005 Main Estimates and the March 2004 federal budget, in relation to programs and services delivered to First Nation communities by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
2004-03-26
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 9:32 AM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (As an Individual)
  • Caroline Davis, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Michael Horgan, Deputy Minister (From the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
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