Bill C-23

Canada–Jordan Economic Growth and Prosperity Act

An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

This bill was tabled by Ed Fast on Nov. 15, 2011.

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  • 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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  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Canada-Panama Economic Growth and Prosperity Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise with some concern for my friend, who seems to have cribbed much of his notes from the Conservative Party's talking points regarding the NDP and trade. The fact is that under previous Liberal regimes, 13,000 consecutive foreign takeovers were approved without one single rejection. Not once in all of those years and all of those takeovers did the Liberal Party think that standing up on Canadian sovereignty issues and the rest was important. ... more

    Nov. 2, 2012,   Parliament
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    June 11, 2012,   Parliament
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    Peter Van Loan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Extension of Sitting Hours

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    June 11, 2012,   Parliament
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    Peter Van Loan spoke about Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, I am not quite as enthusiastic as the member for Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, but I will try. ... more

    June 7, 2012,   Parliament
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    Devinder Shory spoke about Government Orders > Canada–Jordan Economic Growth and Prosperity Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today in the House to speak about Bill C-23, which is the Canada-Jordan free trade agreement and related agreements on labour co-operation and the environment. Canada signed this agreement with Jordan on June 28, 2009. The government is taking action during these difficult economic times by reaching out to our trading partners and reducing barriers to trade. ... more

    June 4, 2012,   Parliament
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    Wayne Easter spoke about Government Orders > Canada–Jordan Economic Growth and Prosperity Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak at this stage of Bill C-23, which is the Canada-Jordan trade agreement. ... more

    June 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Don Davies
    Don Davies spoke about Government Orders > Canada–Jordan Economic Growth and Prosperity Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to speak on behalf of the official opposition New Democrats about Bill C-23, an act to implement the free trade agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The bill affords me my first opportunity to speak in this House, not only on this bill in specific terms, but also on what I think are the principles that should guide Canada's trade policy in general. I would like to start by speaking about some of those principles. ... more

    June 4, 2012,   Parliament
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    Gerald Keddy spoke about Government Orders > Canada–Jordan Economic Growth and Prosperity Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the House today to commence the third reading debate on the Canada-Jordan economic growth and prosperity act. ... more

    June 4, 2012,   Parliament
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    June 4, 2012,   Parliament
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    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, this afternoon, we will continue with the NDP's opposition day motion. ... more

    May 31, 2012,   Parliament
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    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, our government's priority is, of course, the economy. We are committed to job creation and economic growth. ... more

    May 10, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Bob Kirke (Executive Director, Canadian Apparel Federation) spoke

    Mr. Chair, honourable members, I'd like to thank you for this opportunity to speak to you regarding a Canada-Japan bilateral trade agreement. ... more

    May 10, 2012,   Parliament
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    Rob Merrifield spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > International Trade

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on International Trade in relation to Bill C-23, an act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report it back to the House, without amendment.

    April 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Merrifield

    I call the meeting to order. I first want to explain to the committee that we will be working on clause by clause on Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This is the bill before us that we will be dealing with. ... more

    April 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Merrifield

    I know that Raymond has a new and improved team with him. It's great. I congratulate him. ... more

    April 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Merrifield

    There seems to be a bit of a delay, but let's try it and see how you make out. ... more

    March 29, 2012,   Parliament
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    I'd like to call the meeting to order. ... more

    March 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • His Excellency Basheer Fawwaz Zoubi (Ambassador, Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) spoke

    Good morning, and thank you very much, Mr. Chair. ... more

    March 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Bob Kirke (Executive Director, Canadian Apparel Federation) spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair and members. I would like to thank you for this opportunity to appear before the committee on Bill C-23. ... more

    March 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Andrew Casey (Vice-President, Public Affairs and International Trade, Forest Products Association of Canada) spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    March 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Marvin Hildebrand (Director General, Trade Negotiations Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak to the committee about the Canada–Jordan Economic Growth and Prosperity Act, which implements the Canada-Jordan free trade agreement and the related agreements on the environment and labour cooperation. ... more

    March 8, 2012,   Parliament
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    I will call the meeting to order. ... more

    March 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Canada-Jordan Economic Growth and Prosperity Act
    March 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 141
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.
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    March 5, 2012
  • Vote 140
    That this question be now put.
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    March 5, 2012
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