Bill C-14

Improving Trade Within Canada Act

An Act to amend the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act and the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act

This bill was tabled by Christian Paradis on Oct. 7, 2011.

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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

Introduction and First Reading

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Hélène LeBlanc

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    Oct. 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Christian Paradis

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

    March 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, one of the most important things we are looking forward to in the next week or so is the passage of the major priority pieces of legislation we have been advancing this fall, for which we have been seeking to set timetables to ensure they could pass to be in effect for next year. They are our budget implementation act to ensure that important tax measures are in place like a tax credit for job creation and accelerated capital cost allowance to create jobs; our bill to ensure fair representation, to have that in place in time for the redistribution that is going to unfold next year; and in addition to that another bill which again is a time priority, the crime bill, and I do not think we are going to be able to make that objective. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Pierre Jacob
    Pierre Jacob spoke about Government Orders > Improving Trade Within Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, does my colleague think that there is no longer such a thing as “small is beautiful”? ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Guy Caron
    Guy Caron spoke about Government Orders > Improving Trade Within Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to address Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act and the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, which proposes amendments. ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mike Lake
    Mike Lake spoke about Government Orders > Improving Trade Within Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to speak to the important amendments contained in Bill C-14 and to how its provisions help promote a vibrant economic union in Canada. ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Maxime Bernier
    Maxime Bernier spoke about Government Orders > Improving Trade Within Canada Act
    Nov. 24, 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 Jasbir Sandhu
    Jasbir Sandhu spoke about Government Orders > Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am glad to have an opportunity to speak to Bill C-14, especially after having had a chance to talk to a number of constituents in my riding last week to see the real picture of what is happening at the ground level. ... more

    Oct. 17, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Christian Paradis
    Christian Paradis spoke about Routine Proceedings > Improving Trade Within Canada Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act and the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act. ... more

    Oct. 6, 2011,   Parliament