Bill C-300

Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

An Act respecting a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention

This bill was tabled by Harold Albrecht 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

Second Reading

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  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Statements by Members > Suicide Prevention

    Mr. Speaker, once again, I thank the House for passing Bill C-300, my legislation on suicide prevention. The situation in Neskantaga only reinforces the need for a federal framework, the need to overcome the stigma that prevents conversation about suicide. ... more

    April 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Barry Devolin
    Barry Devolin spoke about Royal Assent > Message from the Senate
    Dec. 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • 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 Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Statements by Members > Suicide Prevention

    Mr. Speaker, earlier this week the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention met for its national conference and the theme was “Stepping Out of the Darkness: Awareness, Attention, Action”. ... more

    Oct. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, I want to thank members of the House for the discussion we have had on this important topic. ... more

    June 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Manon Perreault
    Manon Perreault spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, Bill C-300 would require the government to establish a federal framework for suicide prevention in consultation with relevant non-governmental organizations, the relevant entity in each province and territory, as well as with relevant federal departments. ... more

    June 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Frank Valeriote
    Frank Valeriote spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise to speak, today, to what no one can doubt to be an incredibly important and urgent issue: the need for a pan-Canadian suicide prevention strategy. ... more

    June 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Daniel
    Joe Daniel spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, I stand this morning to talk about Bill C-300, the federal framework for suicide prevention act. ... more

    June 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    The House resumed from May 14 consideration of the motion that Bill C-300, An Act respecting a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention, be read the third time and passed.

    June 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Daniel
    Joe Daniel spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to discuss Bill C-300, an act respecting the federal framework for suicide prevention. This bill has received overwhelming support not only in the House but throughout Canada. ... more

    May 14, 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 David Sweet
    David Sweet spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to join the discussion or, as my hon. friend from Kitchener—Conestoga has appropriately called it, this parliamentary show of unity on Bill C-300, the federal framework for suicide prevention act. ... 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 Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Private Members' Business > Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

    Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for the support that the NDP has shown throughout the entire process. ... more

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

    moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. ... more

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

    moved that Bill C-300, An Act respecting a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention, be concurred in at report stage. ... more

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

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-300, An Act respecting a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention, as reported without amendment from the committee.

    May 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hedy Fry
    Hedy Fry spoke about Private Members' Business > Breast Density Awareness Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will speak, as I have done in the past, in support of the bill at report stage, but not with the same enthusiasm that I did earlier. As my hon. colleague for Vancouver East just mentioned, the bill went to committee, and it did not implement many of the changes that would have strengthened the bill and made it far more effective. I will speak to that a little later. ... more

    May 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of David Sweet
    David Sweet spoke about Statements By Members > Suicide Prevention

    Mr. Speaker, according to Statistics Canada, the suicide rate in this country was almost double that of the death rate from car crashes in 2007, the most recent year measured. Youth suicides are particularly disconcerting. That year, 421 youth between the ages of 15 and 24 took their own life. That is 421 too many. ... more

    April 25, 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 Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Health

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Health in relation to Bill C-300, an act respecting a federal framework for suicide prevention. The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House without amendment.

    March 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke

    I move that Bill C-300, in Clause 4, be amended by replacing line 12 on page 3 with the following: ... more

    March 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke

    I move that Bill C-300, in Clause 4, be amended by replacing line 11 on page 3 with the following: ... more

    March 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hedy Fry
    Hedy Fry spoke

    I move that clause 2 in Bill C-300 be amended by adding after line 30 on page 2 the following: ... more

    March 15, 2012,   Parliament
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