The Senate’s committees critically review proposed legislation, the subject-matter of bills, and government estimates. They also conduct special studies on issues referred to them by the Senate. The resulting reports reflect the committee’s findings and recommendations.

The selection below includes summaries and links to substantive committee reports, as well as some of the major bills passed by the Senate and the House of Commons.

These publications have been cited by the media, government departments, academics, professional associations, think tanks and corporations, among others. Their impact extends to affecting the lives of Canadians and policy development in Canada.

Find major bills and reports by policy topic.