Bill C-358

Stelco Inc. Acquisition Act

An Act respecting the acquisition of Stelco Inc. by the United States Steel Corporation

This bill was tabled by Chris Charlton on Nov. 24, 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

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  • Photo of Claude Gravelle
    Claude Gravelle spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Health

    Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first one calls on the Minister of Health and the House of Commons to pass Bill C-358, an act respecting a national strategy for dementia. ... more

    May 4, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Stelco Inc. Acquisition Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-358, An Act respecting the acquisition of Stelco Inc. by the United States Steel Corporation. ... more

    Nov. 24, 2011,   Parliament