Bill C-13

Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011 and other measures

This bill was tabled by Jim Flaherty on Oct. 5, 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 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 Jeff Watson
    Jeff Watson spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Federal Infrastructure Plan

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to take this opportunity to discuss our government's record investment in infrastructure to benefit our country, literally from sea to sea, from the northern coast all the way down to our southern coast. ... more

    Feb. 26, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke about Government Orders > Jobs and Growth Act, 2012

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to the Conservatives' latest omnibus budget legislation, Bill C-45, at report stage. ... more

    Nov. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Réjean Laflamme (Assistant General Manager , President, Federation of Funeral Cooperatives of Québec, Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité) spoke

    Many Canadian laws have an impact on cooperatives. Last April, accounting firm Malette published a study pointing to major disparities in the tax treatment of Quebec cooperatives compared with traditional businesses. ... more

    July 25, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Bryan Hayes
    Bryan Hayes spoke about Government Orders > Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act

    Mr. Speaker, the budget we are dealing with now is, I believe, 495 pages of which I have read every page. I am a CGA by trade and I kind of like numbers. However, this is small in comparison. ... more

    June 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to give my last Thursday statement of 2011. The fall has been a productive, hard-working and orderly session. It has been capped by results that we have seen in the House during delivering results month since we returned from the Remembrance Day constituency week. ... more

    Dec. 15, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Government Orders > Citizen's Arrest and Self-defence Act

    Mr. Speaker, I certainly agree with my colleague on the emphasis to be placed on restorative justice initiatives. In my region of Waterloo, there are many great restorative justice initiatives that are achieving excellent results. I think he and most of my colleagues would agree that particular approach is not always effective. We still need an effective criminal justice system to be in place. ... more

    Dec. 1, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of François Lapointe
    François Lapointe spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to the NDP motion. And quite sincerely, I am especially pleased to speak since it directly concerns your role, Mr. Speaker, which you fulfill so well out of respect for your title in the House. I am a new member. I have the advantage of a fresh outlook, and I can say that I truly appreciate the work you do. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Massimo Pacetti
    Massimo Pacetti spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, I agree with the member. If there is time that is needed to be spent on a bill to make it perfect it probably should be spent in committee because that is where we can actually have third party, people who are interested and actually have the minister come forward. I agree with the member that there should be more time. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave Van Kesteren
    Dave Van Kesteren spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, I serve on the finance committee. When we went through clause by clause of Bill C-13, we did that pretty quickly. I believe it took a couple of hours. The time that took the longest was the section where we would stop taxpayer money from going to the election process. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, the member mentioned the budget implementation bill, Bill C-13. Within that bill there are some terribly important measures that we have to get passed, including EI improvements and accelerated capital cost allowance for business, as well as work sharing. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Massimo Pacetti
    Massimo Pacetti spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, I wish to inform you that I will share my time with the hon. member for Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ted Menzies
    Ted Menzies spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, I am going to make a statement that I am sure has never been heard before in this House. Canadians actually gave our government a strong mandate to fulfill our commitments to Canadians, and that is exactly what we are doing. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, it is easy to manipulate those numbers. Certainly 50% of a small number looks like a huge number. We came back in September to get some things done. Our colleagues know that we have to get Bill C-13 into law. We are so close to the end of 2011, and we have not even passed the 2011 budget yet. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, I am splitting my time with the hon. member for Macleod. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--Closure and Time Allocation

    moved: ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, this is delivering results on jobs week. ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, I have noticed a disturbing trend developing around the Thursday question over the past several weeks. It is a trend that allows the government House leader to take advantage of a certain convention. ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Djaouida Sellah
    Djaouida Sellah spoke about Government Orders > Copyright Modernization Act

    Mr. Speaker, I wish I knew what the Conservatives have against this country's workers. After the tax cuts to large corporations, the subsidies to oil companies and all the inappropriate expenditures for the G8 and the G20—always with Canadian taxpayers' money—the government now wants to target our artists' income. ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament
  • Mr. Taki Sarantakis spoke

    I'd like to thank the committee for having me back to speak with you today. As noted, I have with me Michael Rutherford, who's the director of economic and community initiatives, and Stephanie Tanton, who's the principal adviser on transportation projects in that group. ... more

    Nov. 23, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Government Orders > Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask my hon. friend, the member of Parliament for Prince Albert, to explain something to me. I have asked this question before of government members and I have to admit, with all due respect, that I have not had a satisfactory answer. ... more

    Nov. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of François Choquette
    François Choquette spoke about Government Orders > Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise here today to speak to Bill C-13. I wish to inform you that I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Timmins—James Bay. ... more

    Nov. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave MacKenzie
    Dave MacKenzie spoke about Government Orders > Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to have been in the House to listen to my colleague from Mississauga—Streetsville. If members here listened to him, they would be happy to go to the vote and pass this budget right now. His speech was superb and I congratulate him. That is the bonus of having had that last election. Like he said, he is now here and it is better for all of us. ... more

    Nov. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Government Orders > Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

    Mr. Speaker, I want to speak to Bill C-13, and quickly because I noted it is the 11th month, but it is not the 11th month of this budget year, because we operate the Government of Canada on a fiscal year from March to March. ... more

    Nov. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Brad Butt
    Brad Butt spoke about Government Orders > Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today and speak to Bill C-13, the budget implementation bill. ... more

    Nov. 21, 2011,   Parliament
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