Bill C-297

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Act

An Act respecting a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

This bill was tabled by Megan Leslie on Sept. 30, 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

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Bruce Hyer
    Bruce Hyer spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Suicide Prevention

    Mr. Speaker, the second petition is with regard to suicide. ... more

    Nov. 6, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Glenn Thibeault
    Glenn Thibeault spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise today and voice my support for Bill C-300, an act respecting a federal framework for suicide prevention. ... more

    May 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am please to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-300. It came from committee and is now at third reading in the House. I would again like to congratulate the member for bringing the bill forward. ... more

    May 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins
    Blaine Calkins spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Suicide

    Mr. Speaker, I have in my hand a petition signed by a number of Canadians primarily from Alberta who want to draw to the attention of the House the fact that suicide is a major issue affecting youth across our country. ... more

    April 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Megan Leslie
    Megan Leslie spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--National Suicide Prevention Strategy

    Mr. Speaker, it is easy to give a speech full of statistics, but in this case, we must look at the facts, which are so shocking. ... more

    Oct. 4, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--National Suicide Prevention Strategy

    Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Beauharnois—Salaberry. ... more

    Oct. 4, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Megan Leslie
    Megan Leslie spoke about Routine Proceedings > National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-297, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. ... more

    Sept. 29, 2011,   Parliament