Bill C-30

Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act

An Act to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act and to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts

This bill was tabled by Vic Toews on Feb. 15, 2012.

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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 Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Combating Counterfeit Products Act

    Mr. Speaker, the enthusiasm is overwhelming. I am moved. Especially considering that we are coming to the midnight hour, the enthusiasm New Democrats have for the House of Commons, for democracy and even for debate is stirring and important, because there has been a certain lack of enthusiasm for debate coming from the Conservatives. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Goguen
    Robert Goguen spoke about Government Orders > Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act > Second Reading

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the second reading debate on Bill C-54, the not criminally responsible reform act. This is a legal policy issue that has preoccupied many Canadians, not only today but over the years. ... more

    May 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Private Members' Business > Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

    Before I begin, Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind the members opposite that Bill C-475 does not represent a comprehensive review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and for that reason, it cannot be compared with the government’s Bill C-12, which does in fact constitute a thorough review and is much broader in scope. Therefore I would invite the members to learn more about this bill before criticizing it. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I am not very happy about being here. However, I am here because we need to stand up to this government, which believes that Parliament exists only for its benefit and that it is just a place concerned with the government's problems and accountability. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
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    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I apologize for interrupting my colleague just at the beginning of his speech on the justification for the motion that he has just presented to the House, but we have a point of order that we need to raise because I think it establishes a couple of important things for you, as Speaker, to determine before we get into the context and the particulars of this motion. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Charlie Angus
    Charlie Angus spoke about Government Orders > Business of Supply > Opposition Motion — 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada

    Mr. Speaker, as always it is a great honour to rise in this House and represent the people of Timmins—James Bay. I will be sharing my time with the member for Welland. ... more

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Goguen

    It's pretty obvious that in this day and age a lot of the illegal activity takes place on the Internet. You've talked about the web, etc. In the past this government tried to put in Bill C-30, which gave some important tools. That has been pulled back. There were some concerns. ... more

    April 29, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Charlie Angus
    Charlie Angus spoke about Government Orders > Combating Terrorism Act

    Mr. Speaker, I listened with great interest to my hon. colleague. This is a very important debate because the one thing we all share in the House is an abhorrence of the senseless and cruel violence we saw in Boston and elsewhere. We know where the Conservatives are coming from. Their agenda has always been clear. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • D/Chief Peter Sloly spoke

    I support everything Chief Hanson just said. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Chief Rick Hanson spoke

    Thank you for that question. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
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    Laurie Hawn spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Charlie Angus
    Charlie Angus spoke about Government Orders > Combating Terrorism Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is an honour, as always, to rise in the House and represent the great people of Timmins—James Bay, who put their trust in me to address issues in the House. ... more

    April 22, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise to ask the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons the usual Thursday question about what is on the agenda for the rest of this week and for next week. ... more

    April 18, 2013,   Parliament
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    François Choquette spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, which has been introduced in response to the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Tse. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. Obviously I agree with what she says. In the case of Bill C-30, there was a lack of vision, a lack of consultation and a lack of transparency. Fortunately, this piece of legislation was scrapped. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne Minh-Thu Quach
    Anne Minh-Thu Quach spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her excellent discourse which once again was imbued with a certain sense of social justice. Speaking of justice, is she not concerned that this bill was drafted in reaction to Bill C-30 which was scrapped because it violated the right to privacy, further to a Supreme Court decision? ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak on Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, of course we are rushing to do this. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Saint-Lambert. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I would first like to congratulate my colleague on his excellent speech. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Raymond Côté
    Raymond Côté spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-55 on third reading today. We will now be able to witness the culmination of this process and, at last, correct a big problem in the Criminal Code. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peggy Nash
    Peggy Nash spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to stand and speak to Bill C-55 on behalf of our party and on behalf of the constituents of Parkdale—High Park. We are glad to see that the government is finally responding to an important obligation, as illustrated not only through our Charter of Rights and Freedoms but also as dictated by the Supreme Court of Canada. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by congratulating my colleague on his speech. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Rousseau
    Jean Rousseau spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the hon. member for Parkdale—High Park. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of John Rafferty
    John Rafferty spoke about Government Orders > The Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, there is no doubt that Bill C-30 was a bit of a debacle for the government. Certainly Canadians and we in the opposition let the government know that it was. The question is why the government waited so long to deal with a relatively straightforward and simple issue of public safety. I am not really sure why that was. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
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