Where can I find Federal Committee Reports?
Last revised April 17, 2018

After a bill has passed second reading, it is then referred to a committee for further study. In some instances, a bill may be referred to committee prior to receiving second reading. The committee may propose amendments, which are voted on when the committee reports to the legislative body in which the bill originated.

Current Committee Reports

Committee reports and proceedings are available on LegisINFO's individual bill pages. PARLINFO also provides a compilation list of the substantive reports of committees from all parliamentary sessions. 

Historical Committee Reports
Individual Print Reports

Courthouse Libraries BC has the following individual reports available within our print collection in Vancouver:

(1939) Report pursuant to resolution of the Senate to the Honourable the Speaker by the parliamentary counsel, relating to the enactment of the British North America Act, 1867, any lack of consonance between its terms and judicial construction of them and cognate matters 

(1954) Report of Royal Commission on the Revision of Criminal Code 

(1965) Juvenile delinquency in Canada, the report of the Department of Justice Committee on Juvenile Delinquency 

(1967) Report. (Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Divorce

(1969) Report of the Canadian Committee on Corrections; towards unity; criminal justice and corrections 

(1970) Bankruptcy and insolvency; report of the Study Committee on Bankruptcy and Insolvency Legislation

(1970) Mass media: report of the Special Senate Committee on Mass Media 

(1974) Parole in Canada: report 

(1976) Child abuse and neglect: report to the House of Commons 

(1977) Report to Parliament / Sub-committee on the Penitentiary System in Canada 

(1980) Child at risk: a report of the Standing Senate Committee on Health, Welfare, and Science 

(1980-1) Minutes of proceedings and evidence of the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and of the House of Commons on the Constitution of Canada 

(1983) Indian self-government in Canada: report of the Special Committee 

(1984) Report of the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and of the House of Commons on Senate Reform, January 1984

(1985) Equality for all: report of the parliamentary committee on equality rights 

(1985) Pornography and prostitution in Canada: report of the Special Committee on Pornography and Prostitution 

(1986) Parliamentary committees: the protection of witnesses, the role of counsel and the rules of evidence 

(1987) Sharing the responsibility: report of the Special Committee on Child Care 

(1988) Taking responsibility: report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Solicitor General on its review of sentencing, conditional release and related aspects of corrections 

(1991) Child Support: public discussion paper. Report of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Family Law Committee 

(1992) The financial implications of child support guidelines: research report
 
(1992) A renewed Canada: the report of the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons 

(1992) Summary of testimony and recommendations received concerning Bill C-86 (An Act to Amend the Immigration Act) 

(1993) Our planet - our future: including a compendium of reports of the Standing Committee on Environment with index 

(1995) Federal/Provincial/Territorial Family Law Committee's report and recommendations on child support (available in regional libraries, as well)
 
(1997) Report of the Joint Securities Industry Committee on Conflicts of Interest

(1998) For the sake of the children: report of the Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access

(1998) Joint and several liability and professional defendants: report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce 

(2000) A work in progress: the Corrections and Conditional Release Act / Sub-committee on Corrections and Conditional Release Act of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights 

(2002) Building a nation: the regulations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 

(2002) Government response to the report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration: Building a Nation 

(2003) Cannabis: report of the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs 

(2003) Debtors and creditors sharing the burden: a review of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (2003)

(2004) Report on the prevention of miscarriages of justice  

Committee Minutes & Proceedings

Additionally, the following committee resources are available on microform in CLBC's Vancouver collection. These holdings are not comprehensive. 

(1984-1993) Senate and House of Commons committees 

(1986-1996) Senate committees 

Journals and Debates of the Senate and House of Commons

The PARLINFO compilation list is assembled from the Journals and Debates of the Senate and the House of Commons, the following of which are either freely available online or within CLBC's Vancouver collection: 

(1868-1900) Journals of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada 

(1970-1993) Journals of the House of Commons of Canada

(1994-2000) Journals. House of Commons of Canada 

(1867-1908) Journals of the Senate of Canada 

(1970-2000) Journals of the Senate of Canada

(1994-2000) Journals of the Senate of Canada

If you are looking for a report that is not within our collection, contact the UBC Law Library (phone: 604.822.9379; email: law.library@ubc.ca) or the Library of Parliament (phone: 1.613.992.4793; email:info@parl.gc.ca)

 

References

Bills - Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research by Catherine Best.

How a Bill Becomes a Law by Courthouse Libraries BC.