Bill C-10

Safe Streets and Communities Act

An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts

This bill was tabled by Rob Nicholson on Sept. 21, 2011.

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How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Royal Assent

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  • Photo of Guy Caron
    Guy Caron spoke about Government Orders > Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act > Third Reading

    Mr. Speaker, I rise before the House for the second time this evening, this time, to speak to Bill C-54. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hoang Mai
    Hoang Mai spoke about Government Orders > Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Nickel Belt for his question. He just raised a point that I unfortunately did not have time to cover in my speech. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Ms. Carole Morency spoke

    I should have Bill C-10 burned in my memory, but I think you're referring to the provision that was added as an amendment to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, that federal correctional authorities were directed, as a result of some of those amendments, to provide additional types of information. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hoang Mai
    Hoang Mai spoke

    If I can follow up, is it correct that right now, according to the Criminal Code, or Bill C-10, clause 57, that type of information is already required to be given to victims by review boards?

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hoang Mai
    Hoang Mai spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Michael Chong
    Michael Chong spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, the Senate serves as a chamber of sober second thought to review legislation. I just want to highlight three pieces of legislation that have gone through this House over the years that the Senate has defeated, amended or reviewed. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Massimo Pacetti
    Massimo Pacetti spoke about Private Members' Business > Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-478. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, I was surprised to hear my hon. friend from Kootenay—Columbia claim that there was evidence that mandatory minimum sentences worked. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance

    Mr. Speaker, I am grateful to the hon. House Leader of the Official Oppositionfor raising this point of order yesterday, objecting to the unusual procedures that were accepted within the Standing Committee on Finance, in relation to the clause-by-clause treatment of Bill C-60, the 2013 omnibus budget bill. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jinny Sims
    Jinny Sims spoke about Government Orders > Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act > Second Reading

    Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to speak in support of Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder). ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Nicholson
    Rob Nicholson spoke about Government Orders > Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act > Bill C-54—Time Allocation Motion

    Mr. Speaker, obviously committees are in charge of their own agenda. I see my parliamentary secretary here and other members of that committee, and they have done an outstanding job in terms of moving forward on these important pieces of legislation. ... more

    May 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I am not very happy about being here. However, I am here because we need to stand up to this government, which believes that Parliament exists only for its benefit and that it is just a place concerned with the government's problems and accountability. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I apologize for interrupting my colleague just at the beginning of his speech on the justification for the motion that he has just presented to the House, but we have a point of order that we need to raise because I think it establishes a couple of important things for you, as Speaker, to determine before we get into the context and the particulars of this motion. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Goguen

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    May 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sean Casey
    Sean Casey spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the debate on Bill C-394 and the issue of gang recruitment. I had the privilege of sitting in on the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights while it considered this legislation, and I will expand on some of the issues discussed in those meetings. ... more

    April 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joyce Murray
    Joyce Murray spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am happy to join my colleagues who have spoken so eloquently for equality for those individuals in the military who serve Canadians. This particular legislation purports to update our military criminal justice system, but in fact has some significant gaps. ... more

    April 29, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Matthew Taylor (Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice) spoke

    Well, I guess I can provide you some context to help you in your decision-making process. ... more

    March 25, 2013,   Parliament
  • Hon. Andrew Swan spoke

    Again, public safety has a cost. We know in Manitoba that we are shouldering more of that responsibility as the years go by. I'll have a chance to meet with Minister Nicholson later on today, and I'll be repeating some of the things we've raised, both publicly and privately, on Manitoba's behalf. ... more

    March 25, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Vic Toews
    Vic Toews spoke

    I don't know where to begin. There are so many false statements there. ... more

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rosane Doré Lefebvre

    Exactly. As a result, we had the opportunity to hear at length about the impact of Bill C-10. There are a lot of complaints across the province. Currently, the people who are awaiting trial are in provincial prisons, which are over capacity. ... more

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Vic Toews
    Vic Toews spoke

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. ... more

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Françoise Boivin

    Basically, their budget is going down and they're saying the number of files they have to address are going up steadily with all the new infractions. They even mention it in their 2012-13 report. They reference Bill C-10 which they will have to deal with, which will come into full force, or is already in full force. ... more

    March 20, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Françoise Boivin
    Françoise Boivin spoke about Government Orders > Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Tse Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rose in the House yesterday to address the question of privilege raised by my colleague from Winnipeg Centre. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dan Albas
    Dan Albas spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    March 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Raymond Côté
    Raymond Côté spoke about Government Orders > Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Tse Act > Motions in Amendment

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to address Bill C-55. ... more

    March 18, 2013,   Parliament
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