Bill C-308

Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

An Act respecting a Commission of Inquiry into the development and implementation of a national fishery rebuilding strategy for fish stocks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador

This bill was tabled by Ryan Cleary on Oct. 4, 2011.

more...

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

  • The Deputy Speaker spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    It being 5:30 p.m., the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-308 under private member's business. ... more

    Dec. 14, 2011,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    The House resumed from December 8 consideration of the motion that Bill C-308, An Act respecting a Commission of Inquiry into the development and implementation of a national fishery rebuilding strategy for fish stocks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Dec. 14, 2011,   Parliament
  • Vote 104
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • A 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • Against 100%
      Conservative
    Dec. 14, 2011
  • Photo of Ryan Cleary
    Ryan Cleary spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Mr. Speaker, there has been a major breakthrough in the fisheries since the introduction of my private member's Bill C-308, the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery rebuilding act. The breakthrough took almost 20 years. It took tens of thousands of job losses, the biggest layoff in Canadian history. The breakthrough took unparalleled out-migration from the outports of Newfoundland and Labrador. The breakthrough came after untold suffering and hardship and a devastating blow to our heritage, a blow that still threatens our culture. The breakthrough is the long-awaited acknowledgement that the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery is broken. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Yvon Godin
    Yvon Godin spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Mr. Speaker, I very pleased to speak to Bill C-308, a private member's bill presented by my colleague for St. John's South—Mount Pearl, and I am very proud that he has brought forward this bill. I also heard the member for St. John's East, the member from British Columbia and the other government members who spoke to this bill. It is unfortunate that the government opposes this bill. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Fin Donnelly
    Fin Donnelly spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak in support of Bill C-308, Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act. I want to acknowledge my colleague from St. John's South—Mount Pearl for his tireless advocacy for the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries and the people who depend on them. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Sopuck
    Robert Sopuck spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-308, the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery rebuilding act. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Philip Toone
    Philip Toone spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Madam Speaker, I will pick up where I left off last time, about a month ago. My colleague from St. John's South—Mount Pearl has proposed a very worthwhile bill. My colleagues in the Conservative Party have said that the collapse of the ocean fishery has already been studied and the federal government has already done all it can to restore the fish stocks that have collapsed. If that is really the case, the cod and other fish stocks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence would not be in danger or have almost completely collapsed. We know that the groundfish stocks, such as cod and ocean perch, are already considered to have collapsed. Their recovery prospects in the medium term are fairly poor, at best. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    The House resumed from October 21 consideration of the motion that Bill C-308, An Act respecting a Commission of Inquiry into the development and implementation of a national fishery rebuilding strategy for fish stocks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Philip Toone
    Philip Toone spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Madam Speaker, I will do my best to be very brief. ... more

    Oct. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Patricia Davidson
    Patricia Davidson spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-308, the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act. ... more

    Oct. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joyce Murray
    Joyce Murray spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Madam Speaker, I am pleased to speak to private member's Bill C-308 put forward by the member for St. John's South—Mount Pearl. I support this piece of legislation, as does the Liberal Party of Canada. ... more

    Oct. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randy Kamp
    Randy Kamp spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    Madam Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the debate on Bill C-308. ... more

    Oct. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ryan Cleary
    Ryan Cleary spoke about Private Members' Business > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    moved that Bill C-308, An Act respecting a Commission of Inquiry into the development and implementation of a national fishery rebuilding strategy for fish stocks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Oct. 21, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Routine Proceedings > Private Members' Business

    Order, please. ... more

    Oct. 19, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ryan Cleary
    Ryan Cleary spoke about Routine Proceedings > Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-308, An Act respecting a Commission of Inquiry into the development and implementation of a national fishery rebuilding strategy for fish stocks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... more

    Oct. 3, 2011,   Parliament