Bill C-213

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring)

This bill was tabled by Fin Donnelly on June 15, 2011.


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

Introduction and First Reading

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Sylvain Chicoine
    Sylvain Chicoine spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    Mr. Speaker, during the introduction of this bill at second reading, I spoke in the House to express my concern about the potential impact this bill could have on the proper operation and security of our penitentiaries. ... more

    Sept. 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to speak to the Liberals' Bill C-273, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cyberbullying). As I mentioned in the questions I asked my Liberal colleague, it is commendable to introduce a bill to move Canada forward and protect adult and youth victims of online cyberbullying. Still, many people believe that harsher punishment for cyberbullies may not be the best way to prevent cyberbullying. I will leave it up to each individual to consider that issue. ... more

    April 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Fin Donnelly
    Fin Donnelly spoke about Government Orders > Safe Streets and Communities Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to the omnibus crime bill, Bill C-10, Safe Streets and Communities Act. I support the sections of the bill that aim to protect children from dangerous sexual predators. ... more

    Sept. 27, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Fin Donnelly
    Fin Donnelly spoke about Routine Proceedings > Criminal Code

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-213, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring). ... more

    June 14, 2011,   Parliament