Bill C-18

Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act

An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts

This bill was tabled by Gerry Ritz on Oct. 19, 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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  • Vote 77
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
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    Nov. 28, 2011
  • Vote 76
    That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: “this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board ... more
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    Nov. 28, 2011
  • Vote 75
    That Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 74
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 55.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 73
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 46.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 72
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 45.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 71
    That Bill C-18, in Clause 14, be amended by replacing lines 38 to 42 on page 7 with the following: “(2) All the directors are elected ... more
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 70
    That Bill C-18, in Clause 14, be amended by replacing line 36 on page 7 with the following: “9. (1) The board consists of fifteen directors,”
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 69
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 12.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 68
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 9.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 67
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 7.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 66
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 6.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 65
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 3.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 64
    That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 2.
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 63
    That, in relation to Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage ... more
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    Nov. 23, 2011
  • Vote 44
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.
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    Oct. 24, 2011
  • Vote 43
    That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board ... more
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    Oct. 24, 2011
  • Vote 42
    That the amendment be amended by adding after the words “70 years” the following: “, including specifically the elimination of the Canadian Wheat Board’s role in managing transportation logistics and thereby leaving farmers without an effective ... more
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    Oct. 24, 2011
  • Vote 41
    That, in relation to Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts, not more than two further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading ... more
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