Bill C-290

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)

This bill was tabled by Joe Comartin on Sept. 29, 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

Committee Report Presented

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    Brian Masse spoke about Government Orders > First Nations Elections Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to contribute to the debate about this issue. It is a very important one for our aboriginal and first nations peoples. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
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    Nathan Cullen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Privilege > Comments by the Member for Wellington—Halton Hills

    Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of personal privilege that I think will have some relevance to my colleague across the way, the House leader for the government, as well as the House leader for the Liberal Party. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Michael Chong
    Michael Chong spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, the Senate serves as a chamber of sober second thought to review legislation. I just want to highlight three pieces of legislation that have gone through this House over the years that the Senate has defeated, amended or reviewed. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
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    Brian Masse spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a question with regard to Bill C-290, the single sports betting bill, which was passed in the House of Commons, without objection and without speeches against it, to the Senate. It has been languishing there for a year. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
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    Brian Masse spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Wellington—Halton Hills, who decided not to speak on Bill C-290 and did not want to vote on it. The bill was actually passed on a voice vote in the House of Commons because there were not five Conservatives who wanted to stand in this place to force a vote. The vote never took place because five Conservatives did not want to be here. I would like to ask my hon. colleague about that. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Michael Chong
    Michael Chong spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, a number of times during the debate about the vote 1 for Senate funding, the issue of Bill C-290 has been raised. I want to put on the record that the Senate should review this bill, and in my view should defeat this bill. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Brian Masse
    Brian Masse spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask my colleague a question regarding Bill C-290, which is a bill he supported and voted for in the House of Commons. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Brian Masse
    Brian Masse spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, the hon. member voted in favour of Bill C-290, the sports betting bill, which has been languishing in the Senate for more than one and a half years. ... more

    June 5, 2013,   Parliament
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    Brian Masse spoke about Government Orders > Main Estimates 2013-14 > Concurrence in Vote 1—The Senate

    Mr. Speaker, my colleague has mentioned a couple of bills that have been in the Senate that were not passed but were passed in the House of Commons. ... more

    June 5, 2013,   Parliament
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    Brian Masse spoke about Oral Questions > Justice

    Mr. Speaker, the Conservative government jumps on every opportunity it has to shut down debate. If it is not closure motions, it is letting bills die in the Senate. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
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    Brian Masse spoke about Statements By Members > Sports Betting

    Mr. Speaker, for months now, an important bill that passed through the House unopposed has sat in the Senate penalty box waiting for a final vote at third reading. ... more

    May 7, 2013,   Parliament
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    Hoang Mai spoke about Private Members' Business > An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (prize fights)

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights). ... more

    May 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Stéphane Dion
    Stéphane Dion spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--Senate

    Mr. Speaker, institutional reform, if not done wisely, might create more bad than good. It is a well-known tenet of political science that tomorrow's political difficulties are often the result of today's ill-conceived institutional reforms. ... more

    March 5, 2013,   Parliament
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    Kevin Lamoureux spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, the Liberal Party members support the passage of Bill C-290. We acknowledge that it allows for wagering on the outcome of single sporting events. ... more

    March 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Goguen
    Robert Goguen spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I will be speaking in favour of the private member's bill of the hon. member for Windsor—Tecumseh, Bill C-290, an act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), as amended by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. ... more

    March 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    moved that Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), be read the third time and passed. ... more

    March 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), as reported (with amendment) from the committee.

    March 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave MacKenzie
    Dave MacKenzie spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Justice and Human Rights

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in relation to Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting). ... more

    Feb. 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Goguen

    Chair, I wanted to make an amendment to the bill. I've made Mr. Comartin aware of this and also Mr. Harris and Madam Boivin. I believe they've shared that with their colleagues. ... more

    Feb. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Bill Rutsey spoke

    I'd be happy to talk about the VLT issue, separate and aside. The point to be considered here is that this betting is already occurring, and people are betting with bookies, or they're betting online themselves. All we're doing now is allowing the provinces to offer a safer, more secure alternative for people already doing this. ... more

    Feb. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave MacKenzie

    I call the meeting to order. This is meeting number 21 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. ... more

    Feb. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave MacKenzie

    We'll call the meeting to order, this being the 20th meeting of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. ... more

    Feb. 14, 2012,   Parliament
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    We will call this meeting to order. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
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    Brent Rathgeber spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Madam Speaker, it is an honour for me to speak in favour of private member's Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting). ... more

    Nov. 1, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sean Casey
    Sean Casey spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Madam Speaker, I would echo the comments of my colleague who just spoke. I congratulate the hon. House Leader of the Official Opposition for his thoughtful consideration of the matter, a matter that is important to Canadians. ... more

    Nov. 1, 2011,   Parliament
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