Bill C-321

An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials)

This bill was tabled by Merv Tweed on Oct. 5, 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

First Reading

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  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Royal Assent

    I have the honour to inform the House that when the House did attend His Excellency the Governor General in the Senate chamber, His Excellency was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to certain bills: ... more

    June 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Aubin
    Robert Aubin spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    Mr. Speaker, the final vote approaches on Bill C-321, which amends the Canada Post Corporation Act and allows for a continued lower postage rate for library materials. ... more

    Oct. 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), be read the third time and passed.

    Oct. 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joyce Murray
    Joyce Murray spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise and speak to Bill C-321, an act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials). I congratulate the member for bringing this forward. This is not the first time that he has done so. ... more

    Oct. 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Merv Tweed
    Merv Tweed spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    moved that Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), be read the third time and passed.

    Oct. 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at report stage of Bill C-321, under private members' business.

    Oct. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    The House resumed from September 28 consideration of the motion that Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), as reported (without amendment) from the committee be concurred in.

    Oct. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 471
    That Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), be concurred in at report stage.
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      Conservative
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      NDP
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      Bloc
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    Oct. 3, 2012
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), as reported without amendment from the committee.

    Sept. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Merv Tweed
    Merv Tweed spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in relation to Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials). ... more

    June 11, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Olivia Chow
    Olivia Chow spoke

    Anyway, the reason I mentioned the $26,000 is that I went to my central library in Toronto and asked what kind of impact it would have, and that's the dollar amount. ... more

    June 7, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Merv Tweed
    Merv Tweed spoke

    Order, please. We're ready to proceed. ... more

    June 7, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dennis Bevington
    Dennis Bevington spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-321, a bill that my colleague from Brandon—Souris has put forward on a number of occasions in this House of Commons. I am glad to see that it is moving toward completion for him. He has been an excellent proponent for this particular service and also a very good chair of the transportation committee, on which I served for three years. I am pleased to do this for him. ... more

    June 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    The House resumed from April 23 consideration of the motion that Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    June 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Brian Masse
    Brian Masse spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak on Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials). It is an important bill. ... more

    April 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins
    Blaine Calkins spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me to rise today and address such an important issue. This bill has appeared before previous Parliaments but this is the first opportunity I have had to stand in this place and speak to this bill. I want to thank my colleague from Brandon—Souris for his dedication and commitment to ensuring this legislation goes forward. It is of critical importance and very vital to the lifeblood of, particularly, smaller and rural communities, much like the communities that make up my constituency of Wetaskiwin, which I am very honoured and privileged to represent. ... more

    April 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Guy Caron
    Guy Caron spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-321. ... more

    April 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jamie Nicholls
    Jamie Nicholls spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I stand in the House today to talk about Bill C-321. I salute the member for Brandon—Souris for his work on this bill and for the many years that he has tried to pass the bill through the House. I would like to underline that I will miss his chairmanship now that I am no longer on the same committee. I was vice-chair of the committee on which he is chair. I have always found him to be a very fair member and that his ideas are very practical and pragmatic. He takes a balanced approach to public administration. I know he has tried to pass this bill in the House many times. Therefore, it gives me pleasure to say that our party will be supporting this bill at second reading. ... more

    April 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Merv Tweed
    Merv Tweed spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Post Corporation Act

    moved that Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    April 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    Is there any discussion on this? ... more

    March 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Merv Tweed
    Merv Tweed spoke about Routine Proceedings > Canada Post Corporation Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials). ... more

    Oct. 4, 2011,   Parliament