Bill C-266

Pope John Paul II Day Act

An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day

This bill was tabled by Wladyslaw Lizon on Sept. 20, 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 Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at third reading stage of Bill C-266.

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    The House resumed from June 11 consideration of the motion that Bill C-266, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day, be read the third time and passed.

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 752
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • F 52%
      NDP
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    June 12, 2013
  • Photo of Frank Valeriote
    Frank Valeriote spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased and humbled to have an opportunity to rise and support Bill C-266. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Manon Perreault
    Manon Perreault spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support Bill C-266, which would establish Pope John Paul II Day. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Wladyslaw Lizon
    Wladyslaw Lizon spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    moved that the bill be read a third time and passed. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-266, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Moore
    Rob Moore spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Canadian Heritage

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in relation to Bill C-266, an act to establish Pope John Paul II Day. The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House without amendments.

    April 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Paul Calandra

    I'd like a recorded vote. ... more

    April 24, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Moore
    Rob Moore spoke

    We're now moving to clause-by-clause consideration. Does everyone have Bill C-266 in front of them? ... more

    April 24, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Wladyslaw Lizon

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. ... more

    April 24, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Moore
    Rob Moore spoke

    Welcome, everybody, to the 60th meeting of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. ... more

    April 24, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Christine Moore
    Christine Moore spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, today, my speech is about Bill C-266, which seeks to create Pope John Paul II Day. ... more

    April 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    Pursuant to Standing Order 37, the House will now proceed to the consideration of Bill C-266 under private members' business.

    April 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    The House resumed from February 6 consideration of the motion that Bill C-266, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    April 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peggy Nash
    Peggy Nash spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased today to rise to speak about Bill C-266, an act to establish Pope John Paul II Day. I want to thank my colleague, the member for Mississauga East—Cooksville for introducing it to the House. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Wladyslaw Lizon
    Wladyslaw Lizon spoke about Private Members' Business > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    moved that Bill C-266, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day, be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard spoke

    Bill C-266 would designate the second day of April in each and every year as Pope John Paul II Day. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Wladyslaw Lizon
    Wladyslaw Lizon spoke about Routine Proceedings > Pope John Paul II Day Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-266, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day. ... more

    Sept. 19, 2011,   Parliament