Bill C-221

National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders Act

An Act respecting a Comprehensive National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders

This bill was tabled by Kirsty Duncan 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 Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition regarding sickle cell disease and thalassemic disorders. ... more

    May 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Sickle Cell Disease

    Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition regarding sickle cell disease and thalassemic disorders. ... more

    Feb. 7, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Sickle Cell Disease

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present this petition regarding sickle cell disease and thalassemic disorders. ... more

    Sept. 28, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Statements by Members > World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

    Mr. Speaker, yesterday was World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, a day to spread the word about a disease known to the western world for 100 years and to recognize and celebrate the courage of those living with sickle cell, a genetic blood disorder. ... more

    June 20, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-221, An Act respecting a Comprehensive National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders. ... more

    June 15, 2011,   Parliament