Bill C-3

Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011

This bill was tabled by Jim Flaherty on June 15, 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

Royal Assent

Activity Feed

  • Mr. Ron Swain spoke

    No, I didn't.... My circumstance is quite unique, because under Bill C-3, which is a brand-new piece of legislation for people to get their status back, it's going back to discriminatory actions against aboriginal women, which is how my family lost their status. So this is not just an issue where women are being neglected and are not represented properly now. It goes back many, many generations. I'm a product of that. ... more

    April 30, 2013,   Parliament
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    Scott Simms spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion--Closure and Time Allocation

    Mr. Speaker, there was some confusion earlier about the fact that no bill has received royal assent. For the record, since the election, Bill C-2, C-3, C-6, C-8, C-9, several bills have received royal assent. I do not know where that confusion is coming from. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
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    Thank you. ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Cathy McLeod
    Cathy McLeod spoke about Government Orders > Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to speak to Bill C-13, which is part of phase two of our economic action plan that has many important elements in terms of moving our country forward. ... more

    Nov. 15, 2011,   Parliament
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    David Wilks spoke

    Thank you very much, Chair. ... more

    Nov. 15, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Ways and Means > Notice of Motion

    Mr. Speaker, since July 2009, nearly 600,000 new jobs have been created here in Canada. Our government is committed to continuing this strong record. That is why, today, I am pleased to table, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1), a notice of ways and means motion respecting An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011 and other measures. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Barry Devolin
    Barry Devolin spoke about Royal Assent > Message from the Senate

    I have the honour to inform the House that when the House did attend Her Honour, the deputy of His Excellency the Governor General in the Senate chamber, Her Honour was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills: ... more

    June 27, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Barry Devolin
    Barry Devolin spoke about Government Orders > Message from the Senate

    Before we resume debate, I have the honour to inform the House that messages have been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following bills: ... more

    June 23, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Cathy McLeod
    Cathy McLeod spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion—Small Businesses

    Mr. Speaker, I am certainly glad to have the opportunity to stand here today and speak to the motion regarding small business taxation and our Conservative government's strong economic record, especially in this area. ... more

    June 22, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Pursuant to an order made on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, the next question is on the motion at third reading of Bill C-3.

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Wayne Marston
    Wayne Marston spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate that notice. I will try to adjust my comments appropriately. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ted Opitz
    Ted Opitz spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Mr. Speaker, this is also my first opportunity to thank the people of Etobicoke Centre for electing me to this great chamber. I am honoured by their confidence and grateful for the opportunity to serve. I thank my wife Cynthia, my family, my parents, my volunteers, my friends and my regiment, the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, of which I am now the former commander, for their support. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave Van Kesteren
    Dave Van Kesteren spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Mr. Speaker, the first time I rose I was delivering an SO 31. It entailed all of the minute that I had before me so I did not get the opportunity to thank the people of Chatham-Kent—Essex, the wonderful riding that I represent, for putting their trust in me these past five and a half years and returning me back to this honourable position. I want to also thank all those who worked so hard to get me re-elected. I want to take this time, too, to thank my family and especially my beautiful wife, Faye, for her love and support these past 36 years. We just celebrated 36 years of marriage and it just keeps getting better with eight beautiful children and those twenty-three beautiful grandchildren that our children have given us as well. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hoang Mai
    Hoang Mai spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to take advantage of the fact that this is the first time I am rising in the House, apart from question period, to say hello and to thank the people of Brossard—La Prairie for giving me the honour and privilege of representing them here in Ottawa as their member of Parliament. I would especially like to thank my family and friends, who have always believed in me and helped me achieve my dream. I would also like to apologize, as head coach of the U10 soccer team in Brossard, for not being present more often, as the players learn to win and lose and, more importantly, to have fun as a team. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the hon. member for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country. I have to differ with him initially, of course, in pointing out that Saanich—Gulf Islands is the most beautiful riding in Canada. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mark Adler
    Mark Adler spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Mr. Speaker, yesterday at committee the party of the member from Kings—Hants voted in favour of Bill C-3. Notwithstanding his remarks here today, does the member intend to vote in favour of the bill in the House?

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Neither has my leader. I can say that unequivocally. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-3, the budget implementation bill. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Shelly Glover
    Shelly Glover spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    Mr. Speaker, I do want to take this opportunity to also state that I was at that meeting and the NDP did in fact vote for our bill. Regardless of what has been said here, the facts remain. The truth is that the NDP voted for the bill in committee and have now flip-flopped for whatever reason they want to provide. That is up to them. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    The House resumed consideration of Bill C-3, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011, as reported (without amendment) from the committee, and of the motion in Group No. 1 to 7.

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act > Speaker's Ruling

    I am now prepared to make the ruling on Bill C-3, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011. There are seven motions in amendments standing on the notice paper for the report stage of Bill C-3. ... more

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-3, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011, as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

    June 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Vote 10
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    • Against 100%
      NDP
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • Against 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    June 21, 2011
  • Vote 9
    That Bill C-3, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • Against 100%
      NDP
    • A 100%
      Bloc
    • Against 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    June 21, 2011
  • Vote 8
    That Bill C-3 be amended by deleting Clause 20.
    • Against 100%
      Conservative
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • Against 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    June 21, 2011
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