Bill C-233

Poverty Elimination Act

An Act to eliminate poverty in Canada

This bill was tabled by Jean Crowder on June 21, 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 Jinny Sims
    Jinny Sims spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, in the second petition, petitioners are expressing their support for Bill C-233, an act to eliminate poverty in Canada. ... more

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on the House to implement an act to eliminate poverty in Canada, Bill C-233. This would require the federal government to develop and implement a strategy for poverty elimination in consultation with the provincial, territorial, municipal and aboriginal governments and with civil society organizations.

    Feb. 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Malcolm Allen
    Malcolm Allen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition today signed by literally hundreds of members across my constituency in relation to Bill C-233. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition I have to present has to do with Bill C-233, an act to eliminate poverty in Canada. ... more

    Nov. 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Glenn Thibeault
    Glenn Thibeault spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to introduce two petitions. The first is on behalf of many residents from my great riding of Sudbury and the surrounding ridings of Nickel Belt and Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing. The petitioners call on the government to ensure swift passage of Bill C-233, An Act to eliminate poverty in Canada. The petitioners want to draw to the attention of the House of Commons the fact that poverty affects over 10% of Canadians and disproportionately affects aboriginal peoples, recent immigrants, people with disabilities and youth and children.

    Oct. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Scott Wolfe (Federal Coordinator, Canadian Association of Community Health Centres) spoke

    Thank you. ... more

    Oct. 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, the last petition I am presenting in the House of Commons has to do with Bill C-233. The petitioners are calling on Parliament to quickly pass Bill C-233, An Act to eliminate poverty in Canada.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Irene Mathyssen
    Irene Mathyssen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Madam Speaker, I have a petition from a number of residents in my riding, which I will attempt to summarize. ... more

    May 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nina Grewal
    Nina Grewal spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today on behalf of the constituents of Fleetwood--Port Kells to present a petition signed by a number of residents of my riding. ... more

    May 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Simms
    Scott Simms spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by constituents who want to eliminate poverty in Canada. ... more

    May 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Gary Schellenberger
    Gary Schellenberger spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Madam Speaker, I have two petitions on Bill C-233, an act to eliminate poverty in Canada. The petitioners call on Parliament to ensure swift passage of Bill C-233, an act to eliminate poverty in Canada.

    May 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions and I will be brief. ... more

    May 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Linda Duncan
    Linda Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to table a petition from Albertans calling on the House of Commons to eliminate poverty in Canada and support Bill C-233. ... more

    May 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise today to present two petitions. ... more

    April 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions. ... more

    March 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ron Cannan
    Ron Cannan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to table a couple of petitions on behalf of some constituents. ... more

    March 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Geoff Regan
    Geoff Regan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions. ... more

    March 9, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present. ... more

    March 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nina Grewal
    Nina Grewal spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise on behalf of the constituents of Fleetwood—Port Kells to present a petition signed by the members of my riding. ... more

    March 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blake Richards
    Blake Richards spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Poverty

    Madam Speaker, I would like to present a petition signed by 28 residents of Canmore in my riding of Wild Rose. ... more

    Feb. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--Old Age Security

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise to speak to this important motion. I will be splitting my time with the member for Timmins—James Bay. ... more

    Feb. 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Adjournment Proceedings > Poverty

    Mr. Speaker, I am rising on a question to do with the increasing use of food banks in this country. I want to remind listeners why we were raising this point. ... more

    Dec. 13, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions

    Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present. The first petition is about Bill C-233, An Act to eliminate poverty in Canada. ... more

    Nov. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Canadian Economy

    Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for splitting his time with me and I also want to thank the member for Parkdale—High Park for putting forward this very good motion and for stimulating the kind of debate that it is important for us to have. I want to reference one part of the motion which says: ... more

    Sept. 29, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Adjournment Proceedings > Poverty

    Madam Speaker, despite the list of programs that the member cites, the reality is that thousands of children and their families are still living in poverty in this country. ... more

    Sept. 27, 2011,   Parliament
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