Bill C-219

National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders Act

An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders

This bill was tabled by Glenn Thibeault on June 16, 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

Introduction and First Reading

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  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Government Orders > Helping Families in Need Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support Bill C-44, which amends the Canada Labour Code to provide an employee with the right to take leave when a child of the employee is critically ill, passes away or disappears as the result of a crime. While this bill is a step in the right direction, it does not go nearly far enough to help thousands of Canadian families, many, for example, that must face chronic conditions or diseases day in and day out for life. ... more

    Sept. 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Matthew Kellway
    Matthew Kellway spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak in support of Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Christine Moore
    Christine Moore spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, World Autism Awareness Day is a step in the right direction, but I think other steps must follow in terms of funding and awareness. ... more

    Feb. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Glenn Thibeault
    Glenn Thibeault spoke about Routine Proceedings > National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-219, An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorders. ... more

    June 15, 2011,   Parliament