Bill C-322

An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption)

This bill was tabled by Alex Atamanenko on Oct. 6, 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

  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Meat Inspection

    Madam Speaker, the third petition supports Bill C-322. Whereas Canadian horse meat products that are currently being sold for human consumption in domestic and international markets are likely to contain prohibited substances, the petitioners call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to bring forward and adopt into legislation Bill C-322, An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption), thus prohibiting the importation or exportation of horses for slaughter for human consumption, as well as horsemeat products for human consumption. ... more

    March 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rathika Sitsabaiesan
    Rathika Sitsabaiesan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health of Animals Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to present petitions signed by members from southern Ontario supporting Bill C-322. ... more

    Feb. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health of Animals Act

    Mr. Speaker, the other three petitions I have are in support of my Bill C-322. They come from Ontario, with over 140 names from Quebec, Alberta, Calgary, for example Airdrie, Winnipeg and Regina. ... more

    Feb. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health of Animals Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present three petitions today. The first one is in support of my current Bill C-322, which states that horses are ordinarily kept and treated as sport and companion animals, that they are not raised primarily as food-producing animals and that they are commonly administered drugs that are strictly prohibited from being used in the food chain. ... more

    Feb. 9, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health of Animals Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have a petition with over a thousand names in support of my bill, Bill C-322, which basically says that horses are originally kept and treated as sport and companion animals and are not raised as food-producing animals but hey are commonly administered drugs that are strictly prohibited from being used at any time in all other food producing animals destined for the human food supply. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health of Animals Act

    Madam Speaker, I have a petition supporting my private member's bill, Bill C-322. ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health of Animals Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions. The first is in support of my Bill C-322. ... more

    Nov. 16, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Routine Proceedings > Health of Animals Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-322, An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption). ... more

    Oct. 5, 2011,   Parliament