Bill C-317

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (labour organizations)

This bill was tabled by Russ Hiebert on Oct. 4, 2011.

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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 Rodger Cuzner
    Rodger Cuzner spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Bill C-377—Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am rising on a different point of order. I want to recognize and commend my colleague from Skeena—Bulkley Valley on a very well referenced and articulated point of order. I hope I can only match that. I assure the House I will surpass him on the aspect of brevity. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to Bill C-377, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations). ... more

    March 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandrine Latendresse
    Alexandrine Latendresse spoke about Orders of the Day > Standing Orders and Procedure

    Madam Speaker, I am very honoured to be able to speak on this occasion, which will happen only once during this Parliament. Indeed, this is only the third time this has happened in the past 20 years. Although some have said that this can be boring at times, I personally find it very interesting. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandrine Latendresse
    Alexandrine Latendresse spoke about Orders of the Day > Standing Orders and Procedure

    Madam Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for his speech. I have a few quick questions for him. ... more

    Feb. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Yvon Godin
    Yvon Godin spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-377 sponsored by the hon. member for South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale. To begin, I have to say a few words about the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance of the Conservative Party, who says she is a proud union member who wants there to be transparency. She must also be a proud Conservative. Why did she refuse last week to disclose the salaries of the employees of the Prime Minister's Office? The hon. member for Saint Boniface says she is transparent and likes her police association union. Police officers across Canada wanted to have a firearms registry, but that hon. member voted against it. What a joke. The hon. member, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, needs to get serious. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Points of Order > Bill C-317—Income Tax Act—Speaker's Ruling

    I would like to return to the ruling I gave on Friday, November 4, 2011, in relation to ways and means proceedings and former Bill C-317, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (labour organizations), which stood on the order paper in the name of the hon. member for South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale. ... more

    Nov. 14, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Bill C-317—Income Tax Act—Speaker's Ruling

    I am now prepared to rule on the point of order raised by the hon. member for Windsor—Tecumseh concerning ways and means proceedings on Bill C-317, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (labour organizations) standing in the name of the hon. member for South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale. ... more

    Nov. 4, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Russ Hiebert
    Russ Hiebert spoke about Government Orders > Points of Order > Bill C-317--Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to respond to the member for Windsor—Tecumseh, who again has raised certain objections to my private member's bill, Bill C-317. I must note that the member did not raise a single objection or make a substantive argument in response to my rebuttal, nor can he. ... more

    Nov. 1, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Government Orders > Points of Order > Bill C-317--Income Tax Act

    My colleague from St. John's mentions that the government always talks about red tape reduction, when in fact in this case it is just piling it on for ideological reasons in its ongoing attack against the labour movement in this country. ... more

    Oct. 26, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Government Orders > Points of Order > Bill C-317--Income Tax Act

    Madam Speaker, this is a continuation of an argument on a point of order that I raised last Tuesday and which was responded to by the member for South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale yesterday. The point of order I raised at that time was with regard to Bill C-317. It is an act to amend the Income Tax Act as it affects labour organizations in this country. ... more

    Oct. 26, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Russ Hiebert
    Russ Hiebert spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Bill C-317--Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to respond to the point of order raised by the member for Windsor—Tecumseh regarding my private member's bill, Bill C-317. The thrust of the argument was that my bill would do something that only the government is allowed to do. ... more

    Oct. 25, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Routine Proceedings > Private Members' Business

    Order, please. ... more

    Oct. 19, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Government Orders > Points of Order > Bill C-371—Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order regarding Bill C-317, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (labour organizations), standing in the name of the member for South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale. ... more

    Oct. 18, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Russ Hiebert
    Russ Hiebert spoke about Routine Proceedings > Income Tax Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-317, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (labour organizations). ... more

    Oct. 3, 2011,   Parliament