Bill C-315

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language)

This bill was tabled by Robert Aubin on Oct. 4, 2011.

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  • 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 Christian Paradis
    Christian Paradis spoke about Oral Questions > Official Languages

    Mr. Speaker, the NDP pompously announced a very irresponsible bill, Bill C-315. Rather than introducing bills that have been written on the back of a napkin, we want to check the facts. That is what we did. We set up a committee of independent experts and deputy ministers supported by experts in their departments. ... more

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Aubin
    Robert Aubin spoke about Private Members' Business > Language Skills Act

    Mr. Speaker, some days it does a body good to rise in the House, and today is one of those days. It is rare to feel this sense of optimism and excitement that leads us to believe that we are close to a broad consensus that would finally allow us to move forward on an issue that should have been resolved ages ago. Better late than never. ... more

    Feb. 26, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    The House resumed from February 17 consideration of the motion that Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Feb. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Aubin
    Robert Aubin spoke about Oral Questions > Official Languages

    Mr. Speaker, as renowned Quebec singer Éric Lapointe would say, if he were speaking English, “Whatever”. ... more

    Feb. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Aubin
    Robert Aubin spoke about Oral Questions > Official Languages

    Mr. Speaker, in a few hours the House will vote on Bill C-315, which would give Quebec workers employed by businesses under federal jurisdiction the same language rights as other Quebec workers. ... more

    Feb. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 138
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.
    • Against 100%
      Conservative
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • Against 100%
      Bloc
    • Against 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    Feb. 29, 2012
  • Photo of Robert Aubin
    Robert Aubin spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, based on my understanding of the procedure, I have five minutes to conclude on such a fundamental bill. I am not going to repeat what was said by my distinguished colleagues, but I thank them for supporting this bill. I also thank all the parliamentarians who spoke during the first hour of debate that we had on Bill C-315. There were a few parliamentarians from the third party and even from the government. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Charmaine Borg
    Charmaine Borg spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Madam Speaker, it is a great honour for me to rise in support of this great piece of legislation, which is essential. I also want to congratulate the hon. member for Trois-Rivières for proposing it. As previous speakers have mentioned, this bill addresses a deficiency. The fact that no member from the government or from the other parties has risen to support this bill makes me wonder. Why do they not support it? I would appreciate an explanation. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Philip Toone
    Philip Toone spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Madam Speaker, I rise today in this House, just like my colleague from Hochelaga, to support Bill C-315 introduced in the House by my colleague from Trois-Rivières. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet
    Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Madam Speaker, I rise today to support Bill C-315, introduced by my NDP colleague from Trois-Rivières. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Pierre Jacob
    Pierre Jacob spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Madam Speaker, I am pleased to take part in the debate on Bill C-315, which seeks to amend the Canada Labour Code in order to put an end to a linguistic inconsistency in Quebec. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Manon Perreault
    Manon Perreault spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, today we are debating Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language), introduced by my hon. colleague from Trois-Rivières. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    The House resumed from November 25, 2011, consideration of the motion that Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Aubin
    Robert Aubin spoke about Oral Questions > Language of Work in Quebec

    Mr. Speaker, I feel like I am watching an improve skit set up by Yvan Ponton. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Aubin
    Robert Aubin spoke about Oral Questions > Language of Work in Quebec

    Mr. Speaker, this government lacks vision. Rather than working with the NDP to quickly pass Bill C-315 to protect the language rights of Quebeckers working in federal works, undertakings or businesses, the Conservatives instead announced that they would be setting up a committee about which we know nothing. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Goguen
    Robert Goguen spoke about Private Members’ Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language). ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Yvon Godin
    Yvon Godin spoke about Private Members’ Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-315, introduced by the hon. member for Trois-Rivières. I would like to congratulate him on this bill. This is the second time that a similar bill has been introduced in the House, but this one is more specific. It does not target the public service and federal institutions because they are already covered by the Official Languages Act. I would also like to comment on the hon. member for Ottawa—Vanier's speech on this bill. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mauril Bélanger
    Mauril Bélanger spoke about Private Members’ Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, Bill C-315 introduced by the hon. member for Trois-Rivières—whom I am getting to know and for whom my respect is growing—is of great interest, primarily because it highlights contradictions, both on the government side and on the official opposition side. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jacques Gourde
    Jacques Gourde spoke about Private Members’ Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language), introduced by my colleague from Trois-Rivières. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Aubin
    Robert Aubin spoke about Private Members’ Business > Canada Labour Code

    moved that Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language), be read the second time and referred to committee. ... more

    Nov. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Yvon Godin
    Yvon Godin spoke

    Bill C-315 does not amend the Official Languages Act, but rather the Canada Labour Code.

    Oct. 27, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Michael Chong

    Bill C-315 is the one that I believe Monsieur Aubin has placed on the order paper. It concerns the application of Quebec's Bill 101 and la Charte de la langue française to federal institutions and regulated--

    Oct. 27, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of John Weston
    John Weston spoke

    On a point of order, Bill C-315 is which bill?

    Oct. 27, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mauril Bélanger

    Thank you. ... more

    Oct. 27, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    Okay. I have a recorded vote requested. ... more

    Oct. 18, 2011,   Parliament
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