Bill C-33

Protecting Air Service Act

An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations

This bill was tabled by Lisa Raitt on March 13, 2012.

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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

Royal Assent

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  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I apologize for interrupting my colleague just at the beginning of his speech on the justification for the motion that he has just presented to the House, but we have a point of order that we need to raise because I think it establishes a couple of important things for you, as Speaker, to determine before we get into the context and the particulars of this motion. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
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    Kellie Leitch spoke about Adjournment Proceedings > Air Canada

    Mr. Speaker, this is an historic evening. The government was successful in passing Bill C-38, an important piece of legislation for the Canadian economy, creating jobs and long-term prosperity for the country. ... more

    June 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kellie Leitch
    Kellie Leitch spoke about Government Orders > Continuation and Resumption of Rail Service Operations Legislation

    Mr. Speaker, I am here today to ask the House to support the quick passage of an act to provide for the continuation and resumption of rail service operations. ... more

    May 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Denis Lebel
    Denis Lebel spoke

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, Mr. Bourdon, and members. ... more

    April 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lisa Raitt
    Lisa Raitt spoke about Oral Questions > Air Canada

    Mr. Speaker, I do hope that the opposition members listen carefully to what I am about to say because I would hate for them to make the mistake of repeating that untruth outside this place or inside this place again. ... more

    March 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kellie Leitch
    Kellie Leitch spoke about Oral Questions > Air Canada

    Mr. Speaker, as I said before, we are acting in the best interests of the Canadian public. ... more

    March 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Bruce Stanton
    Bruce Stanton spoke about Private Members' Business > Royal Assent

    I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows: ... more

    March 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Barry Devolin
    Barry Devolin spoke about Government Orders > Message from the Senate

    I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following bill: Bill C-33, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations.

    March 15, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Barry Devolin
    Barry Devolin spoke about Government Orders > Protecting Air Service Act

    Mr. Speaker, the committee of the whole has considered Bill C-33, and has directed me to report the same, without amendment. ... more

    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Government Orders > Protecting Air Service Act

    Mr. Chair, I have some questions, but I would rather look at Bill C-33 and figure out how we got here. ... more

    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Barry Devolin
    Barry Devolin spoke about Government Orders > Protecting Air Service Act

    The House is in committee of the whole on Bill C-33. ... more

    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kellie Leitch
    Kellie Leitch spoke about Government Orders > Protecting Air Service Act

    Mr. Speaker, today I hope to help hon. members present in the House understand why the Government of Canada is getting involved in the two most recent Air Canada labour disputes that threaten to disrupt air travel. Since the 1980s deregulation of the Canadian airline market, there have been six work stoppages involving Air Canada. History has shown us that these stoppages have taken a significant economic toll and disrupted the lives of Canadians, passengers and business entrepreneurs alike. ... more

    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lisa Raitt
    Lisa Raitt spoke about Government Orders > Protecting Air Service Act

    Thank you. ... more

    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lisa Raitt
    Lisa Raitt spoke about Government Orders > Protecting Air Service Act

    moved that Bill C-33, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations, be read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole. ... more

    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Warkentin
    Chris Warkentin spoke about Government Orders > Air Service Operations Legislation > Government Business No. 10

    Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege for me to be in this House this evening. I am proud to be here defending my constituents with regard to this legislation that we have before the House today. ... more

    March 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Government Orders > Air Service Operations Legislation > Government Business No. 10

    Mr. Speaker, we do see a lack of fairness on the part of the government. We also have seen a lack of respect for parliamentary procedure. The government has imposed Motion No. 10 concerning proceedings on Bill C-33, attempting to push this through until late tonight. We have seen this behaviour in the House of Commons and in committee, and we have seen that the government has not been transparent and accountable to Canadians.

    March 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Government Orders > Air Service Operations Legislation > Government Business No. 10

    Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Pontiac. ... more

    March 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Pat Martin
    Pat Martin spoke about Government Orders > Air Service Operations Legislation > Government Business No. 10

    Mr. Speaker, I will begin by noting that once again it falls to the NDP to try and defend these fundamental rights and freedoms that have been systematically undermined and eroded throughout this entire day, throughout this entire session of Parliament. We are here to remind Canadians that they do have friends, that they do have people who will defend and stand up for their rights that were so hard won and fought for over the years. ... more

    March 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Don Davies
    Don Davies spoke about Government Orders > Safer Railways Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine. ... more

    March 13, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 161
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
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    March 13, 2012
  • Vote 160
    That Bill C-33, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
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    March 13, 2012
  • Vote 159
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
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    March 13, 2012
  • Photo of Lisa Raitt
    Lisa Raitt spoke about Routine Proceedings > Protecting Air Service Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-33, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations. ... more

    March 12, 2012,   Parliament