Bill C-351

Canadian Autism Day Act

An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day

This bill was tabled by Don Davies on Nov. 22, 2011.


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 Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to say at the outset, on behalf of the NDP, that we have agreed that the debate tonight will hopefully be cut short, that this will be approved on a voice vote. Therefore, there is no controversy, in case people start spinning this up. There were discussions held on this, and we certainly agreed with that. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Matthew Kellway
    Matthew Kellway spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak in support of Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Don Davies
    Don Davies spoke about Routine Proceedings > Canadian Autism Day Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-351, An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day. ... more

    Nov. 21, 2011,   Parliament