Bill C-231

An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (derelict vessels and wreck)

This bill was tabled by Jean Crowder on June 17, 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 Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Canada Shipping Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present. The first petition has to do with an act to amend the Canada Shipping Act. ... more

    Nov. 2, 2012,   Parliament
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    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Canada Shipping Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present. The first is on Bill C-231, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (derelict vessels and wreck). ... more

    Oct. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Statements By Members > Derelict Vessels

    Mr. Speaker, derelict vessels are a concern for coastal communities around Canada. As both our commercial and recreational fleets age, this problem will only grow. ... more

    Oct. 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Government Orders > Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will begin by acknowledging the work of the member for Trinity—Spadina. In fact, when I speak to Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Marine Transportation Security Act, I will quote from the speech that the member for Trinity—Spadina gave in response to this legislation. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2011,   Parliament
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    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Canada Shipping Act, 2001

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-231, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (derelict vessels and wreck). ... more

    June 16, 2011,   Parliament