Bill C-293

An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants)

This bill was tabled by Roxanne James on Sept. 29, 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

Second Reading

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  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at third reading of Bill C-293, under private members' business. ... more

    Sept. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    The House resumed from September 20 consideration of the motion that Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants), be read the third time and passed.

    Sept. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Roxanne James
    Roxanne James spoke about Oral Questions > Public Safety

    Mr. Speaker, our government, thankfully, has shifted the focus from that of former Trudeau era solicitor general Jean-Pierre Goyer, who said that it was time to take the focus off public safety and put it on the rights of convicted criminals. I can assure the House that our government will always put law-abiding Canadians first. ... more

    Sept. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 465
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
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      NDP
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      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
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      Green
    Sept. 26, 2012
  • Photo of Christine Moore
    Christine Moore spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak about Bill C-293, which intends to create a category of vexatious complainants in the correctional system's complaints and grievance procedure. This bill amends section 91 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. ... more

    Sept. 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Francis Scarpaleggia
    Francis Scarpaleggia spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    Mr. Speaker, this has been a very enlightening bill. I personally was not aware of the complaints process that exists inside penitentiaries until we debated this bill and studied it in some depth in committee. ... more

    Sept. 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rosane Doré Lefebvre
    Rosane Doré Lefebvre spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today in this House to speak to Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants). As the hon. member for Scarborough Centre and sponsor of this bill said, we had the opportunity to study this bill in committee during the last parliamentary session in the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. ... more

    Sept. 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Roxanne James
    Roxanne James spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    moved that Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants), be read the third time and passed. ... more

    Sept. 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Francis Scarpaleggia
    Francis Scarpaleggia spoke about Government Orders > Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act

    Of course we would, Mr. Speaker. I sincerely believe that everyone in the House would like to see an up-to-date and rigorous sexual harassment policy in the RCMP. ... more

    Sept. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion to concur in Bill C-293 at report stage under private members' business.

    June 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    The House resumed from June 12 consideration of the motion that Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants), as reported with amendment from the committee, be concurred in.

    June 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 286
    That Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants), as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    • Against 100%
      NDP
    • Against 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • Against 100%
      Green
    June 13, 2012
  • Photo of Roxanne James
    Roxanne James spoke about Private Members' Business > An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act
    June 12, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants), as reported (with amendment) from the committee.

    June 12, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Sorenson
    Kevin Sorenson spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Public Safety and National Security

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security in relation to its study of Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release act (vexatious complainants), with an amendment.

    April 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Candice Bergen

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    April 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Sorenson

    This is meeting number 35 of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Today we're continuing our consideration of Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants). Today we are scheduled to go through the bill clause by clause. ... more

    April 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rosane Doré Lefebvre

    Thank you very much, Chair. ... more

    April 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Howard Sapers spoke

    Thank you, Dr. Zinger. ... more

    April 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Howard Sapers (Correctional Investigator, Office of the Correctional Investigator) spoke

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

    April 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Sorenson

    Good afternoon, colleagues, and welcome to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. This is Tuesday, April 24, 2012. ... more

    April 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sylvain Chicoine

    Thank you. ... more

    April 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Jay Pyke (Warden, Kingston Penitentiary, Correctional Service of Canada) spoke

    Thank you very much for the welcome. ... more

    April 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Sorenson

    Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. This is meeting number 33, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. ... more

    April 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jay Aspin
    Jay Aspin spoke

    Thank you. ... more

    March 27, 2012,   Parliament
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